Lilies light up in Oban

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Let there be light … and there was when North Argyll Carers Centre in Albany Street lit up its remembrance lilies on Sunday.

The illuminating display is part of a Scotland-wide festival called To Absent Friends remembering loved ones.

Carers across our area were invited to pen a message on a lily petal before they went on display in the centre’s window in Oban.

Mairi Fleck who is the centre’s Learning & Development Coordinator said: ‘There was a great turn out  for the launch of the To Absent Friends festival of remembrance, despite the rotten weather. A group of carers and their families watched as the illuminated lilies for remembrance were revealed.’


The lilies light up the window of North Argyll Carers Centre in Albany Street. Picture by Mairi Fleck
A crowd gathered respecting social distancing at the switch-on ceremony in Albany Street on Sunday.
Picture by Mairi Fleck

The lilies will be lit again from 5pm on Friday November 6.