Swim trophy found in vault is a mystery

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Staff clearing out a vault at an Oban firm of solicitors have discovered a mystery silver trophy.

The discovery of a ladies cup for the annual Kerrera to Oban Swim was found at MacPhee & Partners in George Street.

The silver MacKinnon Challenge Cup was first presented in 1938 to Sheila MacTavish and was last inscribed in 1965 with the name Hazel Gentles.

Solicitor Billie Kirkham said: ‘We don’t know why it was in our vault or who it belonged to so we thought we should give it back to the event seeing as the swim was coming up. We also thought we’d donate a new challenge cup to the overall winner.’

With two cups now to be won, the Kerrera to Oban sponsored swim is this Saturday August 25 and is raising money for upgrading the changing facilities at Atlantis Leisure Centre.

The entry fee is £10 or sponsorship. Forms are available from Atlantis or online.

Anyone taking part needs to be a strong and confident swimmer. Meet at the sailing club at noon ready to be transported over to Kerrera at 12.30pm. The swim starts at 1pm.