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I’m sad to hear this week that we may be losing three of our shops owned by Edinburgh Woollen Mill, these shops have always been favourites of mine and I know they were for many of the visitors that have poured through Oban over the years. I have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed that something positive happens to allow them to keep going, especially for the sake of the fantastic staff who have always been so friendly and welcoming to everyone.
This awful virus is causing so much disruption, even in our wee corner of the world, which makes it even more important that we do all we can to keep it under control – and it is up to us, we’re the ones who have to keep washing our hands and wearing our masks whenever possible, and we’re the ones who must be aware of how close we get to others to keep them and ourselves safe.
Social media is awash with people complaining about the impact it’s having on their lives, but to get our lives back to something approaching normal, for now, we have to listen to the advice and do our best to stick with it.
We’re lucky that we can still meet up with others in the many lovely local cafes and restaurants we have, and we can still support local pubs that are open by eating there and visiting for soft drink. It does mean that we might all have to go up a waist size after all the lovely cakes and food, but that’s a small price to pay.
The photograph last week was of the street lights on the North Pier and this week’s is a short scenic walk away.