Mar­ket adds colour to Oban town cen­tre

The Oban Times - - News -

THE first of six mar­kets or­gan­ised by BID4Oban on be­half of its levy pay­ers and to add a bit of colour to the town was held on Satur­day April 8.

For a first mar­ket and the week be­fore Easter, the at­ten­dance was fan­tas­tic. ‘A well-run mar­ket should not de­tract or com­pete with the busi­nesses in town. Rather it should aug­ment them and cre­ate ad­di­tional foot­fall in the town for ev­ery­one’s ben­e­fit,’ said Derek Con­nery, of BID4Oban. ‘The mar­ket came into be­ing as a re­sult of a lo­cal busi­ness’s re­quest, and their hard work to en­cour­age and sup­port at­ten­dance. This is a great ex­am­ple of a BID work­ing to­gether with its levy pay­ers for the ben­e­fit of all.’

There will monthly mar­kets from now un­til Septem­ber with the next one be­ing May 27, and there are dis­cus­sions about ex­tend­ing this to night-time mar­kets in July and Au­gust.

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