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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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Oban's annual Festival of the Sea takes place over the May bank holiday weekend 26-29th May and this year events are being held in the heart of the town at the Rockfield Centre. The theme for 2016 is FOOD - celebrating the natural bounty of the sea - and there is a packed programme of activities on offer. See the full line up at Festival of the Sea.


There is more about Oban's Festival of the Sea on our Events page.



Our April 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