Stron­tian fam­ily fun day suc­cess

The Oban Times - - Community News -

A FAM­ILY day held in Stron­tian for the first time at­tracted more than 250 peo­ple and proved to be a suc­cess.

Pre­sented by the lo­cal visi­tor in­for­ma­tion cen­ter (VIC) the Wild Lochaber Fam­ily Day pro­vided a range of fun ac­tiv­i­ties, talks and games for ev­ery­one.

The re­cent event was set up to pro­mote the vil­lage’s nat­u­ral out­doors and wildlife.

Nikki Robert­son, visi­tor ser­vices ad­vi­sor, who helped fa­cil­i­tate the event said: ‘De­spite the weather not be­ing on our side, the Wild Lochaber Fam­ily Day was a great com­mu­nity suc­cess. Over 100 went to the talks in the af­ter­noon. The li­brary had over 60 visi­tors and the ceilidh in the evening at­tracted over 80. The fol­low­ing day’s trip to Carna had over 40 peo­ple, and we were re­ally pleased with the turnout.’ Kayak­ing, cy­cling and boat trips were among some of the ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able and were all fully booked on the day. Nikki said: ‘Some of the peo­ple who had a go at the kayak­ing and cy­cling are now think­ing about tak­ing them up as hob­bies, which is great.’

The team had venues at Stron­tian VIC and in Ard­na­mur­chan high school. Nikki is al­ready said to be plan­ning next year’s event.

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