Twin Town Diary

A record of visits and other events arising from the twinning of Oban and Laurinburg.

1994

March 94

Oban High School teacher Tom Laurenson plus OHS students, Lisa MacKinnon and Nicola Meekin, visit Laurinburg, and are granted honorary citizenship of Scotland County.

Lisa utters the first Gaelic words to be heard in Old Laurel Hill Church for over a century

May 94

First issue of 'Laurinburg News', an occasional Newsletter for OHS

July 94

Mr and Mrs Doug Stack pay a private visit

October 94

OHS teacher Miss Loiuse Meehan visits Laurinburg with 15 students. They are:

Eilidh

Clark

Lesley

Collings

Lesley

Dawson

Emily

Firth

Jodie

Heenan

Michael

MacDougall

Elaine

MacGillivray

Peter

MacQueen

Ruth

Miller

Gillies

Pagan

Emma

Parry

Susan

Pollock

Sarah

Seaton

Gillian

Watson

Tamara

Weir

The groups goes to the State Fair and are interviewed by a North Carolina tv crew from WRAL, Raleigh

November 94

SHS teacher Mrs M Wright and 12 students visit Oban

Beacham MacDougald (Laurinburg) and Johnnie Robertson (Red Spings) visit Oban

Laurinburg restaurateur Colin MacArthur arrives with his wife and son, and provides a US style pig picking' (barbecue) at Oban's November 5th fireworks display. Brett MacArthur celebrates his 21st birthday in Oban.

December 94

Oban Old Parish Church and Old Laurel Hill Church (Laurinburg) share a watchnight service, courtesy of Oban FM personnel and equipment

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