2017 will be the 25th anniversary of the Laurinburgh Exchange which involves students from Oban High School hosting fellow students from Laurinburgh, in North Carolina, USA. The students from America come to Oban in June for a fortnight and are housed by the families of their fellow students.
Through participating in a variety of pre-arranged local activities, they enjoy what is sometimes a life changing experience in terms of broadening their education. The Exchange is reciprocated later in the year when the Oban students visit Laurinburgh.
Oban Rotary Club has contributed financially to the project since inception and, as part of the "events" laid on for the Laurinburgh students, the club entertains the students and their Oban counterparts to a lunch which enhances the fellowship enjoyed by all concerned.
Oban Rotary President Graham Fraser is seen here presenting a cheque for £500 towards the cost of the project.
Also in the picture are Rotarians Iain Mac Intyre and Ken Oxland.
The picture shows the Laurinburgh students being entertained to lunch by members of Oban Rotary on Tuesday, 20th June. The Laurinburgh students who spoke paid tribute to the friendliness of the Oban people and the breathtaking scenery