Lighting the town red for World AIDs Day

Oban Pride Chairperson Phill Dexter.

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McCaigs Tower will be lit up in red on Sunday to mark the 31st World Aids Day.

In addition, Oban Pride are holding a candle-lit vigil in order to bring people together and show their individual support for those living with HIV as well as their families and friends.

Phill Dexter, Oban Pride chairperson said: ‘We are delighted that the council had agreed to light the tower red. It will act as a symbol to show that Oban stands with and supports people living with HIV, as well commemorating those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

‘The vigil also gives people a chance to remember those who have died due to AIDs-related illnesses whether this be people in general or loved ones they have lost.’

The  vigil will take place at the pedestrian area on Stafford Street and starts at 5pm.

Later the same day, Oban Pride are helping launch the LGBTQ+ Film Club hosted by Oban Phoenix Cinema when there will be a showing of the 2019 movie The Shiny Shrimps, starting at 7pm. Tickets are available from the cinema.