Twin Town Diary

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

1995

March 95

3 x OHS students apply for US exchanges (a senior year at a US High School) - Sarah Campbell is successful and goes to Centreville, Alabama in August

April 95

Tom Laurenson pays a private visit to Laurinburg with son Alasdair.

Local shop owners ask for help in stocking Scottish items.

June 95

3 x SHS teachers and 10 x SHS students arrive in Oban. They win several medals at Seil Island Sports.

3 additional students pay private visits but travel with the group

The group return to Laurinburg with a large David Webster photo of Oban - a gift from Oban Rotary to Laurinburg Rotary. The picture is hung in the foyer of the hotel where Laurinburg Rotary meet.

July 95

The Oban link is featured in the pages of the Scotland High School Yearbook.

Ann Stack arrives from Laurinburg for 3 weeks on a study scholarship, researching William Wallace

Other visitors include Sarah Stewart (researching the Stewart clan as descended from Daniel Stewart of Lismore)) and Judge Bill MacIlwain of Laurinburg

October 95

OHS teacher Mrs A Stewart and 12 students visit Laurinburg and man a stand at the John Blue festival. The students are:

Niamh

Anderson

Donald

Brunner

Robbie

Laurenson

Mark

MacQueen

Dierdre

McCulloch

Gail

Murchison

Marianne

Ogden

Carol

Stewart

Lorna

Stewart

Oonagh

Still

Mr and Mrs T Laurenson - private visit to Laurinburg.

NC state flag presented to group by representative Doug Yongue

Laurinburg Rotary present a Ricky Evans original Laurinburg artwork to Oban Rotary. This is carried back, and presented. It hangs in the McCaig room of the Regent Hotel in Oban

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