Ready for another cracker of a weekend

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What a great day we had for Motorfest on Sunday – the sun came out at last and the atmosphere was fantastic.

We had great music from Campbell Cameron and Oban FM, lots of wonderful vehicles to reminisce over and covet.

The displays from Clan Mountain Bike Team were astounding. I only hope none of the children got too adventurous when they got home.

I heard the whisky feis was great as well, as was the CHARTS event in St John’s Cathedral.

It’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on just now.

This weekend promises to be just as eventful.

On Friday night, comedian Jim Smith is on at the Corran Halls, Oban Town Market is on Saturday in Station Square, and Stonefest is on in The Rockfield Centre on Friday and Saturday.

Stonefest sounds really intriguing with lots of things for children to do and very interesting exhibitions and demonstrations for everyone, including dry-stone walling, stone carving and an exhibition on the Scottish Stonemasons Who Built The White House.

Saturday also brings a day of shinty again after the awful weather rained everything off last weekend with Oban Camanachd competing in the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup final in Fort William at 3pm and the Under-14 MacMasters Cup final also on again at noon, which also has an Oban team competing.

It’s fantastic to see how many locals are doing really well in their sporting fields. You can’t open a newspaper or turn on the news without seeing Robert MacIntyre, John MacPhee, Abi Evans, Magnus Bradbury or one of quite a few other local heroes who represent us so well in their sporting fields.

We’re very lucky to have so many opportunities for young people to follow their passions and, looking forward, hopefully this will continue and Oban will continue to pop its head up in lots of different sports and show the world what we can do.

The photo last week was above the door to the manager’s house at Oban Distillery and this week’s photo is nearby but perhaps harder to spot.