Moving in the right direction

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Things certainly seem to be continuing in the right direction just now, as more shops are opening to everyone’s delight, the queue outside the Pokey Hat every day shows how much that is appreciated and Oban Beer Seller has finally been able to open to the public.

Takeaway food continues to keep us happy until we can eat out again, with Piazza and Cuan Mor operating as takeaways while we’re locked down.

I love one of the quotes I saw recently on social media which said you’ll come out of lockdown a hunk, a chunk or a drunk.

I think a mixture of the last two for me but judging from the number of people I see striding out for their walks or cycling everywhere, I may be alone in that. Whatever gets you through this tough time.

After encouraging everyone to join the online Oban International Shanty Festival at home, it was fantastic to see an audience of over 140 people on the night to watch bands from Scotland, England, France and Canada.

The bands were amazing, as was the organisation of it and thanks must go to Tom Malone who was the principal organiser, and all the people who gave of their time and technical ability to make it happen.

I really can’t wait till next year when hopefully the live event can happen.

This Friday we have something similar but different to look forward to with the Rockfield Centre hosting Oban Comedy Night, in your front room, with Zoom! Tickets need to be booked so have a look at the Rockfield Centre’s Facebook page or details are also available on LoveOban or Oban Town Diary’s Facebook page. Join friends and family on zoom for a laugh this weekend.

The photo last week was of Glencruitten Hostel and this week’s might be slightly harder to find.