Around Oban with Kay McDonald – 20.8.20

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What a great spell of weather we’ve had.

I know I shouldn’t moan, but it was a bit too hot for me, although it was wonderful to see everyone enjoying it.

I watched kids jumping of the slip at the North Pier into the water and they were having the time of their lives. Wild swimming seems to have really taken off, too, with lots of lovely photos on Facebook of people braving lochs and the sea to make the most of what we have in abundance here, water.

This year was to have been a celebration of our coast and waters which sadly hasn’t happened – there was so much to look forward to but if we’re lucky then next year we will manage to squeeze in lots of the events that didn’t happen this year.

I was delighted to hear that our fabulous wee cinema is reopening next week. I’ve always been a fan and was so disappointed the few years that Oban had no cinema – we have to ensure that it gets the support it needs and continues to thrive, as the thought of having no cinema doesn’t bear thinking about.

I know the board and staff will do their very best to ensure everyone is protected and safe, both staff and customers, and I must admit my confidence in going out and about is increasing as I see the care that the majority of places are taking in ensuring everyone stays safe.

I know it’s hard for many businesses just now but with our help and support by eating out and shopping locally, then hopefully things will continue to improve and we can get nearer and nearer to a normal life.

The photograph last week was of the beautiful beer garden at the Lorne which is the result of Debbie’s hard work – it’s well worth a visit. And this week’s photograph is great for a wee walk.