Festival will have Oban up and dancing

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This weekend is a big one for the town as the Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival will have the town overflowing with dancers and musicians plus their families and friends.

The talent on show is fantastic. It is honestly inspiring to see the expertise and passion in these young people so, if you can, please support them as they sing, dance and play in lots of different venues around the town.

On Saturday, there will be a pipe band parade to Station Square from the Corran Halls at 1pm and afterwards performances in Station Square from Crackin’ Craic, Dice and Rumskee plus one of our talented local pipers, Innes Munro, and Oban FM.

In the evening, if you fancy a wee dance, then the Festival Fling is the place to be at the Argyllshire Gathering Halls, tickets available on the door and from the Corran Halls during the day.

If you’d like to support HIMDF, then there are raffle tickets available from lots of different places, including the BID4Oban office from 9am to 1pm, and the prizes are great.

Also, if you have children you would like to see involved in future years, then there is also a Festival Feis with great tutors to encourage the next generation of competitors.

More details of everything to do with the Highland and Islands Music and Dance Festival are available on their website.

The photo last week was of the fence just behind Dunollie Castle, a beautiful walk round the seafront and this week is a wee continuation of that walk.