Group cel­e­brate 21 years of Fort vis­its

The Oban Times - - News -

A GROUP of Fort Wil­liam en­thu­si­asts is cel­e­brat­ing more than 20 years of vis­it­ing the town.

The group of about 10, from all over the UK, have been com­ing to Fort Wil­liam ev­ery Fe­bru­ary for the last 21 years.

Speak­ing to The Oban Times about this year's visit, El­speth Ed­wards, whose par­ents were Scot­tish, said she has al­ways had a ‘great love’ of the coun­try.

She said: ‘ We are all friends who have a shared in­ter­est in walk­ing, which we do a lot of when we are here. We do the Cow Hill walk and usu­ally take the train to Mal­laig for a day. Some­times we visit Knoy­dart.’

El­speth said the group pre­fer to come off sea­son when the town is qui­eter, say­ing: ‘ We just love it at this time of the year when it’s quiet. There is some­thing for ev­ery­one here and just so much for us to do.’

And that’s not the only rea­son they choose a week­end in Fe­bru­ary for their an­nual visit. El­speth said the group like to tie in their trip with a Fort Wil­liam FC home game.

She said: ‘My hus­band and his friend are foot­ball fa­nat­ics and we are huge Fort Wil­liam sup­port­ers. The pitch is amaz­ingly beau­ti­ful so we al­ways like to try and come up when they have a home game.’

Sadly the game at the week­end was called off, but some of the group still went down to the pitch to take a pho­to­graph.

Some of the group at Clag­gan Park, the home of Fort Wil­liam Foot­ball Club.

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