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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.

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Summer is Coming!

The long days of summer are coming, and it's time to plan a holiday to the best wee town on the West Coast! Whether your idea of the perfect summer getaway is getting out on the water, dancing the night away at a music festival or eating and drinking your way through Scotland's Seafood, Chocolate, Ice Cream and West Coast Whisky Trails, head to Oban for a vacation to remember!

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Weekly and Monthly Car Park Permits Now Available

Planning on bringing a vehicle on your visit to Oban? Argyll & Bute Council offers long term car park permits on a weekly or monthly basis. You can choose from more than a dozen council car parks around Oban and Mull. Starting at £30 per week and £60 per month for off street parking, permits can be purchased online here.