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New information screens at Oban Station

Passengers in Oban are now benefitting from improved customer information following the installations of new screens at the station.
Passengers in Oban are now benefitting from improved customer information following the installations of new screens at the station. The new digital customer information screens… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/new-information-screens-oban-station/

Tee Off in Oban

The historic home of golf, Scotland remains a place of pilgrimage for enthusiasts from around the world, so bring your clubs or rent them while visiting Oban & Lorn for a brilliant Scottish golfing experience!
With the recent spotlight on Oban's own Robert MacIntyre, who finished second in the European tour in Denmark, it's a great time to highlight the fantastic golfing opportunities i… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/tee-oban/

Experience Heritage, Culture & Art as you Wander Argyll

Argyll and the Isles are renowned for spectacular scenery and coastline.Now a new campaign is being launched to showcase its diverse array of culture, heritage and arts attractions along one of the many long-distance routes in the region.
Those living in Argyll know how rich the area is in history and heritage, arts and crafts, but it’s still a secret to many visitors. Wander Argyll shows our visitors just wh… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/experience-heritage-culture-art-you-wander-argyll/

Hebridean Air Services starts weekly summer flights

Hebridean Air Services Ltd commences their 30 minute scenic flights from Oban Airport every Wednesday and Thursday morning, starting 26 June to 26 September.
Hebridean Air Services Ltd commences their 30 minute scenic flights from Oban Airport every Wednesday and Thursday morning, starting 26 June to 26 September. Bookings are for up t… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/hebridean-air-services-starts-weekly-summer-flights/

Experience Scotland in Royal Fashion

Every summer, The Royal Yacht Britannia’s Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound sets off from Edinburgh and sails via the Caledonian Canal to Oban – the gateway to the finest coastal scenery in Scotland.
Every summer, The Royal Yacht Britannia’s Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound sets off from Edinburgh and sails via the Caledonian Canal to Oban – the gateway to the finest coastal scen… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/experience-scotland-royal-fashion/

Weekly and Monthly Car Park Permits Now Available

Argyll & Bute Council is offering long term car park permits on a weekly or monthly basis.
Planning on bringing a vehicle on your visit to Oban? Argyll & Bute Council is offering long term car park permits on a weekly or monthly basis. You can choose from more than a do… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/weekly-and-monthly-car-park-permits-now-available/

Follow in the footsteps of kings to Kings Knoll Hotel

At Kings Knoll Hotel, old world charm meets contemporary style, and while this historic converted manse has served Oban’s visitors for 60 years, it has been transformed into a modern and comfortable accommodation that oozes both character and convenience.…
When you arrive in Oban by car or bus via the “Bealach an Righ”, or the Kings Road, the first thing you might notice, other than the spectacular view over the bay, is Oban’s iconi… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/follow-footsteps-kings-kings-knoll-hotel/

The View is the place to be with fun for the whole family

The View Oban kicks off the season with a packed calendar of events starting on Easter weekend with a Mamma Mia sing-along for the entire family.
The View Oban kicks off the season with a packed calendar of events starting on Easter weekend with a Mamma Mia sing-along for the entire family.  Newly remodelled, this stylis… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/view-place-be-fun-whole-family/

The future of Oban tourism

What does tourism of the future look like? A student project looks to answer this question, and you can help!
What does tourism of the future look like? A student project looks to answer this question, and you can help! By Tori Hamilton  I am a final year student at the Glasgow Scho… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/future-oban-tourism/

Get away from it all at the Laird’s Lodge

A visit to the Highlands transports you to a more peaceful world, where the pace of life is a little bit slower and each minute is meant to be savoured. For those who crave connection with nature or need a digital detox, the Laird’s Lodge at Highland Titl…
A visit to the Highlands transports you to a more peaceful world, where the pace of life is a little bit slower and each minute is meant to be savoured. For those who crave connec… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/get-away-it-all-lairds-lodge/

Love is in the air at the Brander Lodge Wedding Fayre

Brander Lodge to host Wedding Fayre on the 14th April from 11-4pm
Are you dreaming of a proper Highland wedding? Let the award winning experts at the Brander Lodge Hotel in Taynuilt inspire your upcoming nuptials at their Wedding Fayre on the 14… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/love-air-brander-lodge-wedding-fayre/

Scottish Water unveils Top up Tap to provide free water in Oban

The Oban High School Pipe Band, along with local councillors and tourism officials, helped Scottish Water celebrate the opening of Scotland’s newest Top Up Tap, which will provide free hydration for visitors and locals while on the go.
The Oban High School Pipe Band, along with local councillors and tourism officials, helped Scottish Water celebrate the opening of Scotland’s newest Top Up Tap, which will provide… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/scottish-water-unveils-top-tap-provide-free-water-oban/

Silver Green Tourism Award for Ben Cruachan Inn

Ben Cruachan Inn has achieved a Silver Award from Green Tourism, the largest and most established sustainable certification programme in the world.
Ben Cruachan Inn has achieved a Silver Award from Green Tourism, the largest and most established sustainable certification programme in the world.   ‘From o… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/silver-green-tourism-award-ben-cruachan-inn/

Like a Local: Three Days in Oban

Oban is well known as The Seafood Capital of Scotland and The Gateway to the Isles, but this isn’t your grandmother’s Oban. There is so much more to discover here, where more than 5,000 years of history meets vibrant modern Gaelic culture- all against the…
Oban is well known as The Seafood Capital of Scotland and The Gateway to the Isles, but this isn’t your grandmother’s Oban. There is so much more to discover here, where more than… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/local-three-days-oban/

Oban singer to launch EP at Argyllshire Gathering Halls

Oban artist Lora Macleod will host launch for her first EP at the Argyllshire Gathering Halls on 29 March at 7pm - 10pm.
Oban artist Lora Macleod will host launch for her EP at the Argyllshire Gathering Halls on 29 March at 7pm - 10pm. The EP and launch is part of Lora’s Creative Honours Project … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/oban-singer-launch-ep-argyllshire-gathering-halls/

Lorn Drama Festival comes to The Corran Halls

If you are lucky enough to visit Oban 27-29 March, don't miss the Lorn Drama Festival!
Showcasing eight one-act plays from all around Argyll, the Lorn Drama Festival is an Oban institution.  Featuring amateur drama and acting talent from across Argyll and Bute, i… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/lorn-drama-festival-comes-corran-halls/

Love Oban Vouchers on sale now!

Love Oban Vouchers make fantastic gifts and are a great way to support local businesses, and from March 7 until March 16 you can buy them on sale for 10% off.
With more than 80 participating businesses, Love Oban Vouchers from Bid4Oban are a fantastic way to shop locally. And from March 7 to March 16, you can get them for 10%. That's 10… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/love-oban-vouchers-sale-now/

See the best of Scotland with Argyll Bespoke Car Tours

The best way to explore Scotland while visiting Oban & Lorn is with a local guide on a private day tour, and one of Lorn’s most experienced private driver guides is Cameron Brownlee of Argyll Bespoke Car Tours.
The best way to explore Scotland while visiting Oban & Lorn is with a local guide on a private day tour. Not only is each tour completely customised to your interests and pace, bu… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/see-best-scotland-argyll-bespoke-car-tours/

Fall in love with Oban this Valentine's Day

From a cosy winter bolthole to a seven course dinner and wine tasting, you and your sweetheart will find lots to love on a romantic getaway in Oban & Lorn!
With Valentine's Day falling on a Thursday this year, why not add some spark to your romance with a long weekend winter getaway to Oban & Lorn? Escape the hustle and bustle… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/fall-love-oban-valentines-day/

Cruise into 2019 with St Hilda Sea Adventures

Since Stone Age humans made their way here in skin-covered boats called curraghs, the seas off Scotland’s West Coast have been highways rather than barriers. Even today, one of the best ways to experience Oban & Lorn is from the water, and a cruise with S…
Since Stone Age humans made their way here in skin-covered boats called curraghs, the seas off Scotland’s West Coast have been highways rather than barriers. Even today, one of th… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/cruise-2019-st-hilda-sea-adventures/

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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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Leaves are falling and autumn is calling

Summer may be almost over, but holidays don't have to be. Crisp air and bright colours inspire outdoor fun capped off with a dram in front of a roaring fire. Fall for a break in Oban & Lorn this autumn! 

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Raise a dram at the West Coast Whisky & Gin Feis

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Take a deep dive into the wonderful world of whisky at the West Coast Whisky & Gin Feis on 14 September 2019 at The View and sponsored by The Oban Whisky & Fine Wines shop. Offering a range of whiskies, gins and activities that will appeal to newcomers and aficionados alike, the festival will feature exhibits from distillers, master classes, local food producers, sampling sessions, nosing competitions and live music from some of Oban's favourite bands.

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