Participating Businesses 

'Making the best first impression possible to visitors and shoppers to the town by

helping provide a more attractive environment'.

This is one of BID4Oban's Business Plan Objectives.

The Business Improvement Frontage Grant Scheme is one of several projects designed to deliver this objective and offers grant funding up to £1000 including VAT to any existing commercial business operating in the town which wishes to improve the appearance of its business frontage or environment.

So far we have worked with over 50 businesses, providing over £40,000 to local businesses, helping to improve the town for both visitors and locals alike.

Businesses are required  if possible to submit three written quotes. We realise this is not always possible and are happy to discuss individual situations. Work should be carried out by local tradespeople and local firms which also helps to support local businesses.     

For any further information regarding the Business Frontage Scheme please contact the BID Office via email or phone 01631 569 915

Please see guidelines and application form below.

businessfrontage guidance 2019.pdf


Below is a selection of businesses who have participated in the BID4Oban Business Frontage Scheme.


The Wool and Needle Craft Centre 

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                                            Clark Thomson

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                                            Coffee Corner to Cafe Shore

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                                                      Fancy That 

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Albany Stores 

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                                  I. Wynne and Son        

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                                            Oban War and Peace Museum

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                                            Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

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