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Happy New Year everyone, a little late I know but I’ve been enjoying a wee break and even left the town for a couple of days, which was great.
It was nice to go but even nicer to come back again – sometimes it’s only when you visit somewhere else that you realise how well Oban is doing and how lucky we are to have such a thriving community.
Speaking of thriving, we have lots to look forward to this year, with Oban International Shanty Festival at the end of June being the one I’m looking forward to most, so far.
After two years of online versions, to be able to attend a real live event is fantastic.
The Corran Halls has a few shows on the books already, with Abbamania, Wedding Planners (musical comedy) and Dylan Moran making appearances to name but a few – and there’s a Gin and Fizz Festival, yippee!!!
The View also has a Beer Festival in March for those of you with a taste for hops, it’s so good to see the return of events that you can go to in person, I have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed that nothing else happens this year to call a halt to having fun.
For those of you who love the great outdoors there’s also no shortage of events to look forward to, with Craggy Islands, Sportif and West Highland Week to look forward to, and as the year progresses I’m looking forward to many more things being announced as restrictions lift.
For a wee change from places to recognise, I thought I might try well kent local faces instead, starting with this one.