Around Oban with Kay McDonald – Thursday September 30

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It’s been so busy lately I haven’t had time to draw breath and although things are starting to quieten down slightly midweek, the weekends are still really busy with a great line up of events coming up in October.

The Corran Halls is the place to be with great bands on most weekends starting with Peat and Diesel this weekend, which lots of people are really looking forward to, then a tremendous AC/DC tribute band called Livewire and they’re followed by Del Amitri who I’m really looking forward to seeing.

As well as the great bands in the Corran Halls we’re also lucky enough to have our local music scene up and running again with music in Markie Dans, The Clarry and The Oban Inn, and if you fancy a mid-week night out then The Lorne quiz is up and running and a really good evening; not too late for those of us who have work the next morning or if you’d like to extend your weekend then Markie Dans have their quiz on a Sunday night.

The Rockfield Centre and Oban Phoenix Cinema also have some great things coming up including the new James Bond film and I’m really excited about a fabulous singer called Horse, who will be at The Rockfield Centre on October 23.

That’s also the night before the visit to Oban by Storm, a 10-foot tall puppet which will walk through the town on October 24 at 10am. That’s going to be a really special event for the town and I can’t wait.

Last week’s photo was of the entrance to the Pontoons and this week’s is also close to the sea and not too far from everything.