Around Oban with Kay McDonald – Thursday August 5

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We have a few events happening this month which I’m absolutely delighted about as it heralds a return to a more normal life.

On Saturday, we have Oban Rotary Club’s annual Duck Race which I thoroughly enjoy every year.

I’ve bought ducks for everyone I know this year, so fingers crossed one of us wins.

It’s also the end of West Highland Yachting Week which brings a great buzz to the bay and pontoons. One of my favourite things is when there are crafts of all descriptions sailing about and I have a comfy seat and a cup of tea to sit and watch.

This month also sees the return of the Oban Games. It won’t be quite the same as normal but I’m looking forward to watching the pipe bands march up and the activity it brings to the town. Games day always has a special feel to it and a few interesting people wandering about.

The Corran Halls is also starting to advertise events which will, all being well, take place over the next few months. These include a Queen tribute act in September which should be a really good night.

The Lorne Bar is restarting quiz nights on a Wednesday, which is my very favourite thing. I can’t wait to go to a quiz again and although my favourite quiz master, Craig Munro, is sadly no longer with us, Graeme Bass is equally as good at bamboozling me and causing bickering within my team as we debate who is right.

If anyone else has events taking place, don’t forget to let us know at BID4Oban and we can include them on our Facebook pages and the Oban Town Diary.

The photograph last week, which seems to have puzzled a few folk, was of the big cheese outside Alba’s Kitchen Garden. This week’s photograph should be a little easier.