Dateline June 2000
A group of students arrives for the annual exchange between Oban, Argyll and Laurinburg, North Carolina.
Ten members of Oban Rotary club undertake a sponsored climb of a range of peaks in the Momres, just north of Kinlochleven. Four make it to three peaks, another two to two, and the rest manage a single peak. The day is as parfect a day for the mountains as one could ever expect - warm enough to climb in shirtslleves but cool enough not to overheat, and the visibility is perfect.
Also superb flying weather for the Air Show at Oban Airport.!
The longest day of the year. Overcast but mainly dry, Not a particularly spectacular day, but not particularly bad either. Mediocre. Like much of June's weather this year.
Not very great weather for June. In places the roads carve their way through green tunnels. Buttercups flood the fields with bright yellow splashes, and the dawn chorus is as vocal as ever. The swans on the local loch have disappeared. Nobody has seen them for a couple of weeks. No sign of swans or cygnets - could it be a raid by mink?