Summer is here – and Argyll and Bute Council is helping residents and visitors make the most of it.
The Council website has an extensive ‘what’s on’ guide to local events.
It lists upcoming fun days, festivals, theatre shows and concerts.
And people planning events in Argyll and Bute can have their event added to the online calendar free of charge.
The what’s on guide has a range of events listed, from Lochgilphead Armed Forces Day on 10 June to theatre performances of ‘Inver, Inver, Inveraray’ by Inveraray Primary School and the Walking Theatre Company on 15 and 16 June.
Shows range from big-ticket events such as comedian John Bishop’s ‘Winging it’ Work in Progress at the Corran Halls in Oban on 10 August to community events such as GIVE – Get Inspired through Volunteering and Engagement, taking place on a number of dates in Helensburgh and aimed at encouraging 11 to 18-year-olds to volunteer over the summer.
Other summer events include the Lochgilphead Celtic and Pictish Festival, a celebration of our heritage with re-enactments, living history, food, art and more on 5 August, and Summer Dance, an evening of summer Scottish dances, which takes place on 4 July and 22 August in the Church of Scotland Centre in Oban.
On 12 July, mountaineer Doug Scott CBE will be at Oban’s Corran Halls to tell the tale of his legendary crawl down The Ogre in Pakistan, said to be one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the world.
For autumn entertainment, also at the Corran Halls, on 27 September, BBC TV wildlife presenter and cameraman Gordon Buchanan will share an insight into his incredible experiences with some of the world’s most fearsome and majestic animals.
And in Campbeltown youngsters can sing along to family favourites such as ‘Ye cannae shove yer grannie off the bus’ at Highland Fling in the Victoria Hall on 20 October.
For details of all these events and more, go to the council website at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk and see ‘what’s on’.
If you would like to submit an event to be included in the guide, go to https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/forms/whats and fill in the form.