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Part 2 of Liam's Story.....

Last week we began the story of Liam Griffin - and how he ended up being a clam diver on the west coast of Scotland. This week we continue his fishy tale!
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/part-2-liams-story/

A Clam Diver's Story

OLTA food blogger, Michelle McAnally talked to scallop diver, (or “clam diver” as they’re known in Scotland) Liam Griffin, at his home outside Oban. In this two part series, Liam talks about how he came to this unusual occupation, as well as the logistics…
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/clam-divers-story/

Shellfish and Seafood Recipes to Tempt and Tantalise!

Shellfish is a great source of protein and is quick and easy to prepare. Follow these simple recipes from Loch Melfort Hotel's head chef Mike Knowles for some impressive seafood dishes that taste sublime.
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/shellfish-and-seafood-recipes-tempt-and-tantalise/

Tasty Tourism - does Scotland have what it takes to become a world-class food destination?

Oban has already proved that quality food and drink attracts visitors with 1 in every 5 pounds spent on food and drink in the area. Can Scotland replicate our success?
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/tasty-tourism-does-scotland-have-what-it-takes-become-world-class-food-destinat/

Ethical Shellfish Company

“Hand dived, creel-caught, hand-gathered and line caught” is the way they do business according to Guy and Juliet Grieves owners of The Ethical Shellfish Company, Isle of Mull
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/ethical-shellfish-company/

Eeusk

One of Oban's most popular seafood restaurants with a wonderful location right on the quayside at North Pier. Michelle McAnally interviews Eeusk owner Alan Macleod to find out the story behind this award winning business. Sadly just two months after this …
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/eeusk/

Oban's Oyster Lady

If Oban is the “Seafood Capital of Scotland” (and, undoubtedly, it is), then Judith Vajik at Caledonian Oysters may well be its queen. Known as “the Oyster Lady”, Judith and her husband, Hugo, have been farming oysters for more than 20 years. This month w…
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/obans-oyster-lady/

Seafood Capital of Scotland

2015 is VisitScotland's Year of Food and Drink - find out why this is a perfect marketing match for Oban - the Seafood Capital of Scotland!
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/seafood-capital-scotland/

Seafood Capital of Scotland

 
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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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Ho Ho Holidays are Coming with the Oban Winter Festival! 

Now in its 8th year, the award winning Oban Winter Festival has grown to accommodate an extensive programme of events aimed at people of all ages. It is a ten day celebration of Oban's unique culture and community with street parades, reindeer, international and local performing acts, fire art, pipers, lantern parades and family fun.

Held 16 to 25 November, the town will get frosty with loads of activities, films and light shows to celebrate the fluffy white season that carries the year to a close. There's even a chance Santa might stop by, when he gets a break from all that present preparation!

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The theme for this year’s festival in the Year of Young People is "Shape the Future", and once again the extended programme will include St Andrew’s Day events. In celebration of this important national date, a Scottish Food & Craft Market, Haggis Festival, Whisky Festival, clootie dumpling competition,  ceilidh, and a Tartan Dash will also form part of the festivities.

Festival action takes place mainly in the centre of town and getting from place to place is very easy. Discover the great shopping, bars and restaurants that make this town tick, take a tour of the local distillery and sample local malts, or enjoy a relaxing coffee in one of our many cafes while soaking up the beautiful view of the bay.

We look forward to welcoming you for the Oban Winter Festival! For more information visit http://obanwinterfestival.com