Free park­ing for Oban win­ter fest

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

PARK­ING in Oban’s pay-and­dis­play car parks will be free dur­ing the win­ter festival, the lo­cal au­thor­ity has con­firmed.

Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil will not charge for park­ing be­tween Novem­ber 18 and 27.

A spokesman said: ‘Con­tin­u­ing its com­mit­ment to sup­port the lo­cal econ­omy Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil will be mak­ing park­ing in Oban’s pay-and- dis­play car parks free dur­ing the win­ter festival.’

Coun­cil­lor Ellen Mor­ton ex­plained: ‘ Win­ter fes­ti­vals in our key towns are big draws and we are happy to help where we can.

‘Ob­vi­ously to keep our roads and car parks in good condition we have to charge for park­ing – that is a re­al­ity – but we are happy to waive those charges to sup­port lo­cal events.’

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