Shine a light on Oban project is all set for big switch on

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The Black Lynn will be awash with light and colour next Tuesday, October 22, when the switch-on of the new illuminations takes place at 7.30pm.

Funded by Oban Common Good Fund (OCGF) and Oban Business Improvement District (BID4Oban), this is a significant investment in this area of the town.

The new lights are eco-friendly low energy and will be illuminated between dusk and 11.30pm each night.

Shine a light on Oban is a series of projects funded by BID4Oban to illuminate various locations in the town with state-of-the-art lighting to enhance the visitor experience, improve ambience of the town centre and create a town that is vibrant and inviting throughout the year.

The Black Lynn project will illuminate the water and foliage of Black Lynn from Combie Street bridge to the Dove Centre in Stevenson Street. It will be lit from either side with coloured lighting during the evening and will significantly improve the ambience of the area. Included in this project is the illumination of the six trees either side of the Black Lynn on Stevenson Street and Airds Crescent.

On Tuesday evening Oban FM will be on Stevenson Street with a trailer and PA equipment. The Dove Centre will have a charity stall providing hot soup, pies and sausage rolls supplied by Ian Darling Butcher and the Lorne Bar.

BID4Oban is entering its eighth year and this project is another example of the business community of Oban investing and improving the town’s infrastructure.