Around Oban with Kay McDonald – 6.5.21

Can you tell where this week's photograph was taken?

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It’s finally here, Oban is open for business again!

I’ve been looking forward to this day for ages and I know I’m not alone in that.

Wandering the streets and being able to chat with locals and visitors alike has put a spring in my step, and in Joe’s too, with our first bank holiday going swimmingly, lovely, if slightly chilly weather and plenty of visitors, but not too many, as we all strive to get back to something approaching normality.

Everything is going to feel a little different this year again with restrictions still in place but with a little care and kindness we can go about our lives and Oban can get back to its bustling best.

Care and kindness are going to be a really important part of how we approach the Summer season this year as many people are still slightly nervous, visitors and locals alike, and it’s something we should all be aware of when we speak to each other.

I’m also looking forward to a number of new businesses opening soon, with the top end of George Street looking to benefit. It’s fantastic to see empty premises coming back to life and with the Phoenix Cinema set to reopen later this month the top of the town will be buzzing.

It promises to be a busy summer for Oban and the range of shops, cafes, restaurants and businesses we have to offer have something to keep everyone happy, especially me!

This week’s photograph isn’t hard to identify but it’s just too pretty not to include.
Last week’s was, of course, the Oxfam shop at the top of George Street, complete with bunting.