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The Company BID4Oban Limited

Formed in November 2012

BID4Oban Ballot is a resounding YES!

BID4Oban are delighted to announce that they have been successful in their ballot for a second term of running the Business Improvement District in Oban. Of the votes cast there was a 75% vote in favour of the BID continuing for the next five years which represented 68% of the rateable value of businesses that completed the ballot.

Andrew Spence (Chief Executive) commented, “This is a resounding mandate from the towns business community to continue the work of the BID company. The BID company has worked hard over the last five years to improve the environment of the town of Oban along with funding for festivals, events and infrastructure projects. The BID has also worked with their partners in the tourist industry to promote the town as a destination for visitors.”

Andrew also added, “That the hard work starts now to continue to improve the towns economy, infrastructure and environment. We will continue to invest in any project that improves the economy of the town. We want an all-inclusive working relationship with every business sector in Oban to ensure we are servicing all our levy payers.”

Andrew would also like to thank the dedication of the BID’s team based in Oban without whose support, commitment and hard work this result would not have been possible. He also thanked the Returning Officer of Argyll and Bute Council for administering the ballot.


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Events in 2017

Highland Cattle Weekend 11th & 12th February

School Easter Chick Competition 

BID4Oban Local Market 8th April

Highland and Islands Dance Festival 28 - 30th April

BID4Oban Local Market 27th May

Oban Live 3rd & 4th June

Charities Day 10th June

Shinty Sixties 11th June

BID4Oban Local Market 24th June

Rotary Duck Race 15th July

Great Oban Raft Race 5th August

BID4Oban Local Market 19th August

Macaulay Cup Shinty Final 19th August

The Argyllshire Gathering Oban Games 24th August 2017

Oban Sea Kayak 26th August 2017

Oban Air Show and Catalina Display 26th & 27th August

Motor-fest Classic Car Show 17th September

Oban Sportive 24th September

Events in 2016

World Host Training Day in conjunction with Business Gateway 20th January

Caledonian Sleeper Business Breakfast 12th February 

Pension Wise with Claudia Albrecht 23rd March

School Easter Egg Competition 

Cyber Crime Presentation 27th April

Highland and Islands Dance Festival 29th April - 1st May

Tidy Town 8th May

Oban Live 13th & 14th May

Bin Blitz 4th June

Charities Day and Street Party 11th June

Oban Sea Kayak 27th August 

Motor-Fest Classic Car Motor Show 18th September

Oban Sportive 1st October

Love Oban Children's Halloween Party 31st October

Fireworks Display on 5th November 

Reindeer Parade and Christmas Lights Switch On 19th November

Winter Festival 19th November to 27th November

Hogmanay Fireworks 31st December

Events in 2015

Reindeer Parade and Christmas Lights Switch 21st November

Winter Festival 20 - 29th November

Fireworks Display on 5th November 

Love Oban Children's Halloween Party 31st October

Royal National Mod 9th - 17th October

Motor-Fest Classic Car Motor Show 20th September

Camanachd Cup Final 19th September

Argyllshire Gathering / Oban Games Thursday 27th August 

Craggy Island Triathalon  Saturday 22nd August

MacAulay Shinty Cup Final   Saturday 22nd August

Skerryvore Decade Saturday 30th May 

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