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Welcome to Oban - the Seafood Capital of Scotland!

If you are planning a visit to Oban and Lorn on Scotland's west coast, this is the site for you. The Oban & Lorn Tourism Alliance Ltd has put together information on the scenery, landscapes and seascapes and the numerous activities that can be enjoyed in the ancient district of Lorn in the historic country of Argyll.

There are also accommodation lists for hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and self catering properties in and around Oban as well as a wealth of information on places to eat, attractions and local shops and services. These directories can also be found within the Oban and Lorn sections of the regional tourism website Explore Argyll should you require information on the whole area.

We love Oban and we hope you will too!


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Mark Beaumont's Epic Argyll Adventure

Mark Beaumont has spent the last decade taking on world records and world firsts in ultra endurance. In the last 12 months he cycled the North Coast 500 in 38 hours and launched the Hebridean Way by cycling its length in 24 hours. He has now accepted AITC’s invitation to undertake ‘Wild about Argyll’, an epic 12-day adventure across Argyll & the Isles - where he lived for the first two years of his life.

His epic journey will start in Oban on 24 July 2016 and will see him travelling all across the islands and around Argyll’s stunning coastline, through Argyll Forest Park and east towards the Clyde Sea Lochs and the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland’s first National Park. Exploring Argyll’s great trails and experiencing many of Argyll’s most exhilarating adventure activities from running and cycling to wild swimming, kayaking and horse-riding, Mark will arrive back in Oban on the 3rd of August where he will host ‘Around the World and back to Argyll’ – an evening of adventure, sharing short films and photography from around the world and back home to Scotland and Argyll. The following morning he will complete this epic tour by flying to Colonsay to bag the MacPhies – 22 peaks over 300 feet.

Click here for more information on Mark's adventure and get 'Wild About Argyll'.


Our first Instagram competition attracted plenty of entries and some fantastic photos celebrating the Year of Architecture, Design and Innovation - VisitScotland's marketing theme for 2016. 

Marine Lannic's atmospheric shot of Gylen Castle on Kerrera Island won the judges' praise and a bottle of Oban Malt and Love Oban vouchers are on their way. Here is her winning shot - which will also be featured on our Instagram feed.gylencastle.jpg


Our current Instagram competition (themed #Scotspirit) is still open for entries so get snapping and sharing and your photo could end up on our Home page.

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