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Mother Nature’s Most Spectacular Light Show

Experience the Northern Lights in Oban, one of the best places in Scotland to view this magnificent natural phenomena.
As summer fades and the longer nights of autumn set in, now is a great time to experience the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis. Oban’s latitude is northerly enough that, weathe… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/mother-natures-most-spectacular-light-show/

Celebrate National GetOutside Day 2018, Oban style!

Ordnance Survey is urging people across the nation to get active outdoors on Sunday 30 September for the first ever National GetOutside Day, and Oban & Lorn is the perfect place to celebrate!
Whether you crave adventure, want to get the whole family in the fresh air or you simply like a leisurely stroll, there is an outdoors activity sure to please in Oban & Lorn. To g… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/celebrate-national-getoutside-day-2018-oban-style/

Shinty’s Big Day Out

Roll up for the 2018 Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final at Mossfield Stadium!
The 2018 Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final is the premier competition for shinty, the “Greatest Day” in the annual shinty calendar, attracting thousands of spectators and broadcas… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/shintys-big-day-out/

Doug Allan - Wild Images: Wild Life

Find out if snow leopards or leopard seals are the most scary; discover how to get close to the biggest fish in the sea and whether your eyeballs freeze at minus 50.
Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life come to Oban October 15 at The Corran Halls at 7pm.  Find out if snow leopards or leopard seals are the most scary; discover how to get close t… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/doug-allan-wild-images-wild-life/

Good Vibrations- Summer Fun in Oban & Lorn!

Summertime in Oban is packed with fun activities for the kids, so whether you are a local or just visiting the area, there is always something to keep everyone busy. In addition to regular events such as Piping at the Castle on Sundays at 2pm at Dunollie …
Summertime in Oban is packed with fun activities for the kids, so whether you are a local or just visiting the area, there is always something to keep everyone busy. In addition t… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/good-vibrations-summer-fun-oban-lorn/

Join Mark Beaumont for the Oban Sportive adventure!

Cyclists and climbers will be hitting Oban's playground with world-record-setting cyclist, broadcaster and sport ambassador Mark Beaumont for a brilliant weekend of adventure and fun. All proceeds to charity.
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/cycling/

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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