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Oct
27
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Festival
A 'Taste of Winter' is the festival theme this year for the sixth annual event which kicks off on 18th November for 10 days of fun for all the family. Market stalls, taster evenings, the National Haggis Festival at Oban Distillery and of course the popular reindeer parade.
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Sep
12
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marine tourism
Twins Cameron and Struan and their fleet of Redbay RIBS are a familiar site in Oban Bay. The boys run Coastal Connection a marine tourism member of OLTA offering wildlife and scenic trips, private hire charters and emergency transport for missed or cancelled ferries.
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Aug
17
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A hidden gem of a guesthouse with fantastic views and an interesting history as Oban's former maternity hospital.
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Jul
21
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marine tourism
Get paddling along this wonderful waymarked kayak route hugging Argyll's coastline from Oban to Helensburgh.
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Jun
22
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An epic summer adventure through Argyll with endurance superstar Mark Beaumont - taking in 8 of Argyll’s Great Trails, several 10k and half marathon routes, some of Argyll’s best known peaks including the Paps of Jura and the Cobbler and the region’s finest islands and beaches. Mark will undertake at least ten different sports – cycling, mountain biking, running, wild swimming, horse-riding, fell running, quad biking, sailing, off road motor biking and kayaking.
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Jun
07
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take part in our Instagram competition and win Love Oban vouchers and Oban Malt Whisky.
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May
09
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Two days of top quality musical entertainment in the heart of Oban town centre.
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Apr
25
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In the same month that we launched our Instagram competition for keen photographers we learnt of the sudden death of Dennis Hardley whose fantastic images of Oban and Lorn grace our website pages.
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Apr
11
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Eating Out
The Lorne Bar is an Oban institution - recently its focus has moved to food and its popular lunch time menu offers some real foodie bargains!
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Apr
04
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marine tourism
The blog is back and its bigger and better than ever! We're broadening our subject matter and will blog about everything tourism related in Oban and Lorn so watch this space.
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Jan
24
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Eating Out
Oban may be the 'Seafood Capital of Scotland' but its local butchers know how to make an honest soncie haggis!
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Jan
07
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Hogmanay is finally over - northern lights, fireworks, ferry horns and hangovers! The Year of Food and Drink may be over but the Seafood Capital of Scotland is here to stay!
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Nov
24
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VisitScotland has developed a variety of food trails celebrating the best of the country’s bountiful larder. While some trails showcase food and drink that Scotland is well known for, such as whisky and seafood (featuring Oban area producers prominently, of course), others may not be so obvious. From cheese to chocolate to ice cream, there is so much local goodness for your taste buds to discover in and around Oban, and this week we highlight some of our local ‘trailblazers’.
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Nov
10
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Food Event
The recent Food Tourism event in Oban provided much food for thought and Michelle McAlly - OLTA's food blogger was there in person so read on for details of this inaugural event.
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Oct
29
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Eating Out
This week OLTA food blogger Michelle McAnally spoke with Nick Horne. He and his wife, Nikki, own the award winning Pierhouse Hotel and Seafood Restaurant in Appin. The Pierhouse, with their AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence, topped Alastair Sawday's list of Britain's 20 Most Romantic Hotels and B&Bs, and brought home the 2015 Scottish Hotel Awards Restaurant Regional Winner and Family Hotel Regional Winner honours, as well as the Trip Advisor Bravo Award 2015.
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