Around Oban with Kay McDonald – Thursday October 14

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I’m getting a bit ahead of myself this week but I’m so excited I can’t help it!

Storm is visiting Oban on October 24. For those of you who haven’t heard of her yet, she’s a 10-foot tall puppet, a mythical Goddess of the sea, who’s visiting to encourage us to take better care of the seas around us and the planet in general. If you have a look online there are videos of her visits to other places in Scotland and I think it will be wonderful to see her against the backdrop of Oban Bay. More information about her visit will be in the Oban Times next week.

The Livewire event in the Corran Halls at the weekend was every bit as good as I had hoped and this weekend we have another fantastic band to look forward to – it’s not a tribute act this time but the real deal with Del Amitri coming to Oban.

While I was at the Corran Halls I also noticed posters for a Fleetwood Mac tribute act and Simon and Garfunkel tribute, so we have lots to look forward to.
My other venue of choice for autumn and winter is Oban Phoenix Cinema which is buzzing at the moment with people clamouring to see the new James Bond film. If you’re planning to see it remember to book tickets.

If you’re not a Bond fan then don’t despair there are other films to see and lots of good ones coming soon.

I can’t think of anything better to do on a dreich day than a visit to the cinema for a good film and a hot chocolate.

The photograph last week was an easy one of the soldier on the post opposite West Coast Motors. This week I’ve gone back to an old photograph, which is still relevant, to see who was paying attention.