The organisers of Oban Winter Festival are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2016 in the Best Cultural Event/Festival category.

This recognition is a huge achievement for a small committee of volunteers who work closely with local businesses, charities and schools to put together a programme of events showcasing local crafts and skills over 10 days in late November.

The growth of the family friendly Festival is providing a major economic boost for the town with visitors coming from “near and far” to experience the Oban Winter Festival welcome.

The overall winners of the category will be informed early November, the group said “some of the committee hope to attend the ceremony dinner in Inverness but it may not be everyone, as after all we have a Festival to run that month.”

hita finalist 2016