Sun shines on this year’s first Oban town market

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Vendors were blessed with blue skies on Saturday at the first Oban town market of the year.

Now in its third year, the monthly event is organised by BID4Oban and runs from April until September.

Produce such as meat and seafood, as well as arts and crafts, can be purchased on the day.

Andrew Spence, chief executive of BID4Oban, said: ‘Trade was brisk with locals and visitors taking advantage of some of the great range of goods on display.

‘The sun shone but it was very windy. This is the third year that BID4Oban has organised town markets and  there were new vendors who have joined the market.

‘BID4Oban is still receiving inquiries for this year’s markets and it is hoped that the number of stall-holders will increase throughout the year. Any potential vendors should contact BID4Oban at the office on Stevenson Street.’

The market will return on May 25 at Oban’s Station Square.