Cruise ship visit is just put on hold

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How disappointing it was that the Costa Mediterranea didn’t make it to Oban on Sunday.

There was so much preparation and then nothing but these things happen and, on the brighter side, it meant that quite a lot of us didn’t have to get up at the crack of dawn on a Sunday.

She will be calling again on May 18 so everything is just postponed until then and nothing will go to waste, thank goodness.

We also have two slightly smaller ships before that to look forward to and so much more going on in the town between all the cruise ships.

I’ve just added a whole string of events in the Corran Halls to Oban Town Diary and I’d love to go to all of them.

Between the Corran Halls, The View, Oban Phoenix Cinema and the live music round the town, I think I could go out at least twice a week quite happily.

I don’t know if being responsible for adding events to Oban Town Diary is a good thing or a bad thing to be honest, but I love knowing what’s happening in the town but it also means I’m not home very much, especially as more and more people are using it to advertise events.

It’s also an extremely useful way to plan an event as you can checkout what’s going on and plan your event for a time when nothing else will distract from it.

Adding your event online is really simple but if you have any problems at all then just pop a poster into the BID4Oban office on Stevenson Street or email me with a picture or poster and details at

The photo last week was above the door of the tourist office. Beautiful, isn’t it? This week I’ve decided to really challenge you, so good luck.