Oban Winter Festival calls for young tycoons
Calling all young entrepreneurs and those who would like to be.
Oban Winter Festival will be holding a St Andrew’s Day fair this year especially for young people to showcase their talents and businesses.
As part of the festival’s involvement in the Year of Young People celebrations, the committee is hosting a Young Entrepreneurs Market on Saturday December 1 at Oban Distillery’s Old Milling Room.
Stalls will be free of charge and are available to everyone up to the age of 30.
You might be in business already, like talented Taynuilt photographer who is making a name for herself with her business, Eilidh Livingstone Art and Photography, and will be exhibiting work at the market.
‘Or it might be that you make things as a hobby and are considering starting up your own business so would like to test the market place,’ said a member of the festival committee.
‘The stalls are free and are a great way to get your ideas, goods or services before the public.’ For more details, email email@example.com.
The stalls will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
And young people are not the only ones who should be planning ahead – it is time to start planning your Christmas shop windows, with the theme this year, Shimmer and Shine.
Last year’s festival theme was umbrellas and this year it is making a joyful noise with ‘The Big Racket’, so come and make soundwaves at the winter festival.
There will also be a workshop with Highland Glass for children, where they go along to make shakers which they can then use to make a great big noise at the festival. This is sponsored by the festival and will be on November 24 at the Corran Halls.
The committee is putting the finishing touches to the programme for the festival, which runs from Friday November 16 to Sunday November 25. There will be old favourites plus some exciting new events, so keep an eye on The Oban Times and the festival’s Facebook page.