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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/

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/

Ring of Bright Water celebrates its 50th anniversary

The well-loved film, ‘Ring of Bright Water’ celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, so celebrate with a visit to the spectacular filming locations around Oban & Lorn
The well-loved film, ‘Ring of Bright Water’, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, which coincides with the 50thanniversary of Gavin Maxwell’s death; the author of the book and… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/ring-bright-water-celebrates-its-50th-anniversary/

Etive Restaurant ends incredibly successful first year on high note

Etive Restaurant ended their first year at Stevenson Street in Oban with yet another national award as they recently picked up the Rising Star Award for the Highland region from the Highland and Island Tourism awards 2018.
Etive Restaurant ended their first year at Stevenson Street in Oban with yet another national recognition as they picked up the Rising Star Award for the Highland region from the … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/etive-restaurant-ends-incredibly-successful-first-year-high-note/

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/

Visitors to Oban will be able to tap into free water refill points

Oban will join 30 Scottish towns and cities over the next two years to encourage people to top up refillable bottles with our world-class drinking water.
Oban will join 30 Scottish towns and cities to encourage people to top up refillable bottles with our delicious, world-class drinking water. Scottish Water, which is leading th… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/visitors-oban-will-be-able-tap-free-water-refill-points/

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/

Fly Like an Eagle-Exploring Oban and Lorn from the Air with Fly Scenic Scotland

If you really want to take in the full glory of Oban’s stunning land and seascapes, 3,000 feet up in a Cessna 172 is a great way to do it.
There are many ways to explore Oban and Lorn and each of them have their own appeal. By foot, you can get up close and personal to the town’s many highlights, and by boat, you can… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/fly-eagle-exploring-oban-and-lorn-air-fly-scenic-scotland/

National Picnic Week!

How are you celebrating National Picnic Week? Summer weather is here, so grab a snack, a cool drink and a blanket and head to one of our favourite Oban picnic spots!
National Picnic Week takes place this June across the UK, so grab your blankets and baskets out of the cupboards and get out to great outdoors for a good old fashioned picnic!  … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/national-picnic-week1/

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/

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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.