Fes­tive fun ga­lore in Fort Wil­liam

The Oban Times - - News -

FORT WIL­LIAM will be full of Christ­mas cheer next week­end.

Events kick off with the town’s Christ­mas Gath­er­ing on Fri­day evening, Novem­ber 27, which will see the High Street filled with cir­cus acts, late night shop­ping, mulled wine and a visit from Santa Claus.

He will be back in town the fol­low­ing morn­ing, this time with his rein­deer, at the Ro­tary Club of Lochaber’s Christ­mas Fes­ti­val, with a pa­rade leav­ing Cameron Square at 11am. Fes­tiv­i­ties con­tinue with a craft and pro­duce fair at the Ne­vis Cen­tre, with live mu­sic, a bouncy cas­tle and Santa’s grotto.

Bi­og­ra­phy of late MP is pub­lished

A BI­OG­RA­PHY of Charles Kennedy has been pub­lished, five months af­ter the politi­cian’s death.

The life of the for­mer Lib­eral Demo­crat leader, who was born and lived in Fort Wil­liam, has been out­lined in an up­dated version of the orig­i­nal bi­og­ra­phy ‘Charles Kennedy: A Tragic Flaw’, orig­i­nally writ­ten in 2006 by Greg Hurst.

Mr Hurst said: ‘ He was a man touched by great­ness, one of the most tal­ented politi­cians of his gen­er­a­tion.’

Chil­dren’s rights in the spot­light

YOUNG peo­ple de­serve the best pos­si­ble ser­vice, say at­ten­dees of the first chil­dren’s rights con­fer­ence in Fort Wil­liam.

Forty pro­fes­sion­als joined direc­tors and staff of Lochaber Women’s Aid for the event, fo­cus­ing on how pub­lic, pri­vate and vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions can en­sure chil­dren are aware of their rights.

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