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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 Winter Festival


Oban Winter Festival is now in its 7th year and 2017 looks set to be the best ever with markets, parades, ceilidhs, live music, art exhibitions and much, much more at venues throughout Oban. This year the festival opens with Ballet West on the 17th November with ever popular events such as the Reindeer parade and the National Haggis Championship attracting the crowds. The hotly contested  Golden Clootie competition is joined this year by a Bake Off for Shortbread fingers. And if you're wandering what a 'clootie' is, well it's a steamed spiced fruit pudding named after the 'cloot' or cloth that it's cooked in. Historically associated with Christmas and Hogmanay a Clootie dumpling served with clotted cream or rich custard is an indulgent winter treat. Perhaps a perfect partner to a wee dram of Oban Malt!

Find out more and book tickets fro events, workshops and performances at