Weekend will live long in the memory

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What a weekend that was!

Oban did us proud again: the sun split the skies, the sea sparkled and the energy, music and atmosphere delighted locals and visitors.

Oban Live and the visit from the Queen Victoria on Friday combined to give the town a really festive air which carried on all weekend.

Huge thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make last weekend the success it so clearly was, everyone working in shops and hotels, in restaurants and pubs and behind the scenes making sure everything was ready … it couldn’t have happened without you.

The Oban Live team were amazing as always. I can’t comprehend the organisation that must be involved to make everything flow as seamlessly as it does, but they manage it.

All the passengers on the Queen Victoria were delighted with the welcome they received, too, and many of them said that they loved Oban and would definitely be back in the future, including the captain, who took time to come ashore and visit the town.

It’s a wonderful feeling when everyone works together to make something as fantastic as last weekend happen and I’m looking forward to next year already – although it may take that long for my energy levels to recover.

Thank goodness the good weather continued after the weekend as everything always feels a bit flat after such an amazing time and a wee bit sunshine makes everything better.

Now we have the rest of the summer and hopefully more good weather to look forward to as well as comedian Gary Meikle – the ibrow guy – is in the Corran Halls on Saturday night. I’ve seen some of his stuff online and he is very funny.

Then next Tuesday, June 18, we have the much anticipated fashion show and pop-up shop in aid of the Friends of Oban Hospice. It’s always an excellent night out with the chance to buy some of the lovely clothes you’ve seen modelled and support a very worthwhile local charity at the same time.

The photograph last week was of the building which houses Stevenson, Kennedy on Stevenson Street and this week’s may be slightly harder as it’s a not open to the public all the time.