Around Oban with kay McDonald – 18.11.21

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Oban has certainly become a wee bit quieter over the last few weeks with fewer visitors about,but I’m sure the delights of Oban Winter Festival, which starts this weekend, will bring locals and visitors alike out in droves if previous years are anything to go by.

I really enjoy this time of year, being able to coorie in at nights and draw the curtains against the dark but also how bright all the shop windows look as the nights draw in. I especially love the new shop window at Joules at the moment with all the beautiful bright colours, it really lights up that corner of George Street. Staff at Button Nose Boutique have also excelled themselves with beautiful Christmas windows, I can’t wait to see what everywhere else does in the run up to the Festive Season, it makes the dreich days a wee bit brighter.

We’re now on the countdown to the big day, only five weeks to go on Saturday and it will fly by, so if you’ve not started your preparations yet, I think you should.
The Oban Times will be letting you know about the shops which will be open late on a Thursday night until December 23, always a blessing when there are not enough hours in the day and you just want a bit of peace to get your shopping done when it’s not too busy.

A reminder as well that Love Oban Vouchers are the perfect present for those in your life who are impossible to buy for – we all have them.

I’ve done it again, I used a photograph last week and I can’t remember where it was this week – old age doesn’t come alone. Better luck this week.