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The ribbon has been cut to open the new home of an independent gift shop in Oban.
Button Nose Boutique has moved to larger premises at 12 Airds Crescent, between the TSB and The Ark from its former home on Stevenson Street.
The official opening was carried out on Thursday, October 1, by BID4Oban’s Andy Spence accompanied by town ambassador Kay McDonald and owner Jackie Kerr.
Mr Spence said that with all the challenges faced by businesses in 2020 it was good news for the town.
Jackie has run the business for four years and it sells a range of items, from greetings cards to scarves, handbags, jewellery and baby clothes, among others.
She said the new premises had gone ‘exceptionally well’ and had been extremely busy.