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DMS & Argyll Cèilidh Trail win slot at Oban Live

Edinburgh rock band DMS and Argyll Cèilidh Trail have won a slot at Argyll’s biggest outdoor live music concert Oban Live.
Edinburgh rock band DMS and Argyll Cèilidh Trail have won a slot at Argyll’s biggest outdoor live music concert Oban Live.   Argyll Cèilidh Trail The Scottish Sea Farms Un… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/dms-argyll-ceilidh-trail-win-slot-oban-live/

Oban Distillery and Oban Live team up for dram good VIP offer

Oban Distillery will sponsor the VIP area at Argyll’s biggest outdoor live music concert Oban Live this June, the event has announced.
Oban Distillery will sponsor the VIP area at Argyll’s biggest outdoor live music concert Oban Live this June, the event has announced.  Described by the event as an “exciting a… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/oban-distillery-and-oban-live-team-dram-good-vip-offer/

Local musicians to battle it out for Oban Live slot

Four music acts from Oban are gearing up to battle it out for a slot at Argyll’s biggest live music concert Oban Live this June.
Four music acts from Oban are gearing up to battle it out for a slot at Argyll’s biggest live music concert Oban Live this June. 4Below, S-Mac, Crackin’ Craic and The Argyll Ce… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/local-musicians-battle-it-out-oban-live-slot/

Vote for your favourite in the Oban Live talent competition

Major Argyll music concert Oban Live has announced the shortlist of Scottish acts that have made it through to the final stage of its nationwide talent competition.
                                                                     Major Argyll music concert Oban Live has announced the shortlist of Scottish acts that have made it through… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/vote-your-favourite-oban-live-talent-competition/

Scottish Sea Farms and Oban Live team up in nationwide talent hunt

Argyll’s biggest outdoor live music concert Oban Live has teamed up with leading salmon grower Scottish Sea Farms to give talented musicians the opportunity to win a stage slot at the rural stadium gig this June.
Argyll’s biggest outdoor live music concert Oban Live has teamed up with leading salmon grower Scottish Sea Farms to give talented musicians the opportunity to win a stage slot at… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/scottish-sea-farms-and-oban-live-team-nationwide-talent-hunt/

Festival partner BID4Oban joins search for Oban Live Fringe Partners

BID4Oban and Oban Live are inviting Oban businesses to get involved in the music concert’s Fringe Programme this year, running from Thursday June 6 to Sunday June 9. The Fringe Partners project comes as business improvement district group BID4Oban has…
BID4Oban and Oban Live are inviting Oban businesses to get involved in the music concert’s Fringe Programme this year, running from Thursday June 6 to Sunday June 9.  The Fring… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/festival-partner-bid4oban-joins-search-oban-live-fringe-partners/

Oban Live announces Scottish exclusive in 2019 line-up reveal

FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR OBAN LIVE 2019: SKERRYVORE / WE BANJO 3 (Scotland exclusive 2019) / RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS / LUCY SPRAGGAN / ELEPHANT SESSIONS / TALISK / JIGJAM / PLUS MORE TBA
Argyll’s biggest outdoor live music event Oban Live will be the only place in Scotland in 2019 to see multi-award winning Irish quartet We Banjo 3. Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Lucy Spr… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/oban-live-announces-scottish-exclusive-2019-line-reveal/

Dunollie Makes Christmas

Celebrate the season as Dunollie Castle, Museum and Grounds is transformed into a Christmas wonderland!
Pack up the whole family and come along for the 4th annual Dunollie Makes Christmas event on Sunday 18 November from 1pm-4pm.  As part of the Oban Winter Festival Dunollie … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/dunollie-makes-christmas/

Here comes Santa Claus...

Santa will ride into Oban in the Reindeer Parade on Saturday 17 November to kick off the 8th annual Winter Festival and switch on the lights.
The award winning Oban Winter Festival 2018 kicks off on Saturday 17 November, with the Christmas Lights ‘Switch On’ at 6pm in Station Square. Join Santa as he rides to Station Sq… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/here-comes-santa-claus/

Ticket release date confirmed for Argyll’s biggest party

Early bird tickets for Oban Live 2019, Argyll’s biggest outdoor music concert, are to go on sale on Saturday November 10, the event team has announced today.
Oban Live, started in 2016 by one of Scotland’s finest musical exports Skerryvore, takes place on June 7 and 8 next year at Mossfield Stadium in Oban, Argyll, on the west coast of… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/ticket-release-date-confirmed-argylls-biggest-party/

Winter is Coming...the Oban Winter Festival That Is!

It may be summer, but the Oban Winter Festival 2018 team is already hard at work putting together a jam packed schedule of events with the theme "Shape the Future" in celebation of the Year of Young People.
Oban Winter Festival 2018 kicks off 16 November and runs through the 25th!  Back in 2011, a small group of locals decided that the start of winter was no time to hibernate indo… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/winter-coming-oban-winter-festival/

Celebrating a Classic Composer’s Tribute to Scottish Folklore

Concert event celebrates Mendelssohn's love of the land and seascapes of Scotland's west coast.
This Friday, 7 July, the Oban Music Society presents “Mendelssohn On Mull” at St John’s Cathedral as part of a festival celebrating the visit of the composer to Mull and Staffa in… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/celebrating-classic-composers-tribute-scottish-folklore/

Film Showcases Stunning Journeys to OBANLIVE

Argyll’s biggest open-air live music event has launched a brand new marketing campaign to raise the profile of itself and Oban with the support of VisitScotland.
OBANLIVE, taking place on 8th and 9th June this year, has launched two new films targeting people out with Argyll, as well as maritime visitors, following an award of £11,250 from… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/film-showcases-stunning-journeys-obanlive/

Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival Celebrates 35 Years

The Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival will have the whole town singing and dancing May 4-6 as performers from all over Scotland descend on Oban.
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/highlands-and-islands-music-and-dance-festival-celebrates-35-years/

Oban Live Music Festival

Argyll's largest live music event takes place next June in Oban. Early Bird tickets go on sale next week so don't miss out.
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/oban-live-music-festival1/

Winter Festival - from Haggis to Reindeer

A 'Taste of Winter' is the festival theme this year for the sixth annual event which kicks off on 18th November for 10 days of fun for all the family. Market stalls, taster evenings, the National Haggis Festival at Oban Distillery and of course the popula…
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/winter-festival-haggis-reindeer/

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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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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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