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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 …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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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!


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