Around Oban – 1.4.21

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If like me, you have been following the progress of Keep Oban Beautiful (KOB) Spring Clean across social media you cannot help being inspired by the huge number of volunteers tidying up various areas across the town and district.

This was despite some terrible weather. It never ceases to amaze me how much litter is collected.

We should then ask the question, who is dropping it or dumping it and why are they never challenged? Food for thought as no one seems to see the culprits and they carry on doing it with absolutely no respect for their or others environment in the area.

All too quickly we are very quick to blame the youth for litter, but I am not sure if they are the real culprits. Given the amount of rubbish visible on the road verges around Oban it is clearly a widespread problem.

The KOB team have done an amazing job with support from local businesses and Argyll and Bute Council. I am sure there will be people continuing to keep their areas tidy over the coming weeks as the weather improves so best of luck to you.

We continue to see business prepare for reopening next week as a phased reopening. As I always bang on about it please remember to stay local, support local, spend local and shop local. Our businesses need your support like never before.

Last week’s photograph was Combie Terrace, so where do you think this week’s was taken?