Sun­shine gives Oban a boost

The Oban Times - - News/Advertising -

THE SUN­SHINE and above-av­er­age tem­per­a­tures saw an in­flux of vis­i­tors to Oban over the spring bank hol­i­day week­end, which is con­tin­u­ing into this week be­cause of the half-term sum­mer break for schools south of the bor­der.

A num­ber of lo­cal busi­nesses re­ported good trad­ing over the week­end, which ac­cord­ing to Visit Scot­land was ‘ex­cep­tion­ally busy’.

Staff mem­bers in Kronks, on Stafford Street said: ‘It’s been a fan­tas­tic week­end, re­ally, re­ally busy, and the weather’s ob­vi­ously helped.’

Robert McKay, owner of Lit­tle Bay Café, said: ‘ It’s cer­tainly been good for busi­ness – we’ve seen the ben­e­fit of the sun­shine. Last year’s spring bank hol­i­day was not as good weather. It’s good to see a lot of over­seas tourists as well.’

Oban Dis­tillery Visi­tor Centre’s tours were fully booked on Mon­day and de­spite be­ing an in­door at­trac­tion, the nice weather seemed to have helped boost their foot­fall.

One staff mem­ber told The Oban Times that it was ‘re­ally busy’ and had been ‘a re­ally good week­end’.

Above: Lots of traf­fic and pedes­tri­ans along Ge­orge Street. Above right: Vis­i­tors re­lax in the sun at Stafford Street’s out­door seat­ing area. Right: The Rail­way Pier packed with vis­i­tors en­joy­ing the sun.

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