Around Oban with Andrew Spence – Thursday February 18

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It was great to hear all the reports on social media about the fast and efficient organisation of the Lorn Medical Covid vaccinations over the last weekend.

Over 750 people benefited on Saturday – what a task to undertake.

We all forget about the work done in the background to identify those needing the vaccine, all the phone calls to make and then making sure the day went smoothly. I even heard of some people receiving their vaccines in their cars in the carpark. Now this really is a new meaning to drive throughs!

On behalf of everyone in Oban, thank you Lorn Medical team and Oban Mountain Rescue. Good to know we are all in safe hands.

Our other unsung hero’s last weekend were the cafés and restaurants that were providing afternoon teas and Valentine treats for Valentines Day. From the number of orders they received there is obviously no shortage of romance in Oban during lockdown!

Some of the feasts on offer really captured the imagination and are a credit to the businesses that do not have their worries to seek at present. Hopefully we will see a repeat of this service if there are further extensions to lockdown. After all these afternoon teas I am sure everyone managed to get out for a good walk.

Last week’s photograph was on the road up to McCaigs Tower.