Grant will provide street entertainment
THE Oban Winter Festival will be able to provide street entertainers and a family carousel this year, thanks to a grant of £ 3,500 from Scottish Sea Farms.
The money is being provided as part of the company’s The Heart of the Community Fund.
Scottish Sea Farms has supported the winter festival, which is organised by six volunteers and runs from November 18-27, for the past three years.
Pamela Lockhart, chairwoman of the festival, said: ‘Sponsorship support is really important to us, as the costs of putting on a good festival increase every year.
‘The help from Scottish Sea Farms means that we can create the atmosphere needed to create a successful event. Streetbased entertainment, such as the Icicle Queen stilt walkers, really do encourage visitors to come along and this has a really positive effect on local shops and restaurants.
‘ Without this funding, the festival was in real danger of feeling less inclusive and falling a bit flat.’