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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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Hop to Oban for an eggscellent Easter break!

Spring is in the air as snowdrops bloom and daffodils promise the coming of longer, warmer days.  Easter is the perfect time for a family break in Oban & Lorn, with activities ranging from egg hunts to family fun days to local church services and events where everyone is welcome. Or enjoy the simple pleasures- a stroll along the beach and a fish supper al fresco at sunset. 

Check out our member specials for an Easter break to remember. 

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