BID4Oban has asked Argyll and Bute to shift its charge-free fortnight at council-owned car parks to the start of December this year to encourage more Yule-fuelled shopping.
Instead of foreign travel, people will be holidaying nearer home due to the coronavirus.
A marked increase in the number of campervans visiting Ganavan and seeking to park overnight led to councillors calling for reports on how the area could be better managed.
Four ideas have been put to Argyll and Bute Council by a traffic management working group that already existed in the town to solve a saturation crisis when visitors’ cars and campers descend on Tobermory at peak tourist times.
Parking could be temporarily removed from part of Tobermory’s Main Street to enable people to socially distance better
Spaces for overnighters have been opened up in the car park of the former Highland Arts Studio in the historic village centre.