May bank holiday crowds joined a Viking invasion at
Dunstaffnage Castle near Dunbeg. Hundreds of visitors
turned out to experience what life would have been like for
Norse men and women who landed on Scottish shores at
the end of the ninth century. Enthusiasts from the Glasgow
Vikings Dark Age Re-enactment Society took over the
castle grounds to set up camp, complete with kitchen,
forge and armoury.
Oban Rotary, under the leadership of president Tommy McQuade, ended its 2017/18 youth programme on a high
with the Young Speakers competition at the Perle Hotel. The winner, who was outstanding, was Bobbie Stewart from
Lochnell, with Caitlin MacKay from Taynuilt and Alex Elliot from Rockfi eld second and third respectively.
6 | JULY 2018
Volunteer Centre Western Isles has been presented with a
plaque from the Living Wage Foundation in recognition of it
being the latest employer in the Western Isles to commit to
paying the living wage. Left to right are Angie MacDonald,
Suzanne Macaulay, Alasdair Allan MSP, Kirsty MacDonald,
Bellann O’Brien, Christine McKee and Sonja MacLeod.