Funding boost for events and festivals

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Fifteen arts, culture, and sports events will benefit from around £115,000 of support from the latest round of Argyll and Bute Council’s Strategic Events and Festivals Fund (SEF).

Events and festivals across Argyll and Bute to benefit are:

  • Helensburgh Christmas Lights Switch On and Festival of Light
  • Tiree Music Festival
  • Doon The Watter Revival Music Festival
  • Sea Change Powering Women in Film 2024
  • Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival
  • Jura Music Festival
  • Bute Noir
  • West Highland Yachting Week
  • The Sound of Gigha Weekend
  • Tarbert Seafood Festival
  • Tarbert Music Festival
  • Mull of Kintyre Music and Arts Festival
  • Tiree Wave Classic
  • Cowal Highland Gathering
  • Mull Rally

Council Leader Robin Currie: “It can be easy to take for granted how important the arts, culture and sport are to the daily lives of everyone in our local communities and the contribution which our festivals and events make to the Argyll and Bute economy.

“We are really fortunate to be able to take advantage of such a wide and diverse range of events, some already well established and others more recent, all of them combining to enhance, entertain and energise our communities with the help of this vital support from the SEF.”

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