Cracker of a start to Oban’s Winter Festival

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‘Tis the season to be jolly as Oban’s 10-day winter festival gets off to a cracker of a start.

Creative sessions at The Rockfield Centre on Saturday saw families helping make a Holly and Ivy Winter Festival montage that will go on display on the final weekend.

Also in the first week there were food and craft markets, a Winter Wellness Festival at Recentre in Soroba Road, a chance to get a name written in Japanese, a guided tour of Glencruitten’s Cathedral of Trees and the inside of McCaig’s Tower being turned into a night-time photo gallery with giant images being projected onto its walls.

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Highlights to look forward to on Saturday November 27 include a Tartan Dash run or walk at Ganavan at 9.30am, followed by haggis hurtling competitions on the shinty pitch then the reindeer parade leaving the Corran Halls at 5pm.

Photograph (20_T48_WinterFestival_CorranHallsFayre_TapsAff): Dance troupe Taps Aff entertained festive shoppers at the Corran Halls Food and Craft Market on Saturday.