Oban parties as fireworks signal explosive start to 2019
Oban saw in the new year in fine style last week with a spectacular fireworks display over McCaig’s Tower.
Hundreds of people turned out to watch the pyrotechnics as 2019 arrived.
Pubs and hotels in the town were packed with revellers who celebrated into the early hours.
Among the Hogmanay parties was a ceilidh in the Royal Hotel, with the Hector McFadyen Band entertaining into the small hours.
Entertaining on Hogmanay were The Hector McFadyen Band with Hector, front left, Alastair Currie, Kevin McGlynn and Craig McFadyen, Highland dancer Nicola McFadyen and piper Niall Jordan.
Children and parents enjoyed a Christmas party at Soroba Community Centre. Pictured are Ryan, Savana and Rachel Scott, along with Kourtney Darrah and Nicola Wilson. The centre’s volunteers thanked everyone who went along, as well as Santa.
Photographs: Stephen Lawson