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Apr
13
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Tourism
Oban’s first group of certified tour guides have completed training for a Yellow Badge from Scottish Tourist Guides Association and are looking forward to serving as ambassadors for the town.
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Mar
28
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Festival
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.
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Mar
13
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Education
A new co-operative project is leading the way to enhance Oban's reputation as one of Scotland's leading education destinations.
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Feb
28
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Outdoors
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.
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Oct
23
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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.
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Jun
13
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marine tourism
The pristine waters off Oban's west coast are perfect for swimming with Basking Sharks; read on and find out the best time of year to see and interact with these gentle giants.
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May
22
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marine tourism
It's taken a while but the breakwaters are finally in and the short-stay transit marina will be ready to welcome ashore water-borne visitors later this summer.
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Oct
27
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Festival
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 popular reindeer parade.
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Sep
12
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marine tourism
Twins Cameron and Struan and their fleet of Redbay RIBS are a familiar site in Oban Bay. The boys run Coastal Connection a marine tourism member of OLTA offering wildlife and scenic trips, private hire charters and emergency transport for missed or cancelled ferries.
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Aug
17
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A hidden gem of a guesthouse with fantastic views and an interesting history as Oban's former maternity hospital.
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Jul
21
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marine tourism
Get paddling along this wonderful waymarked kayak route hugging Argyll's coastline from Oban to Helensburgh.
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Jun
22
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An epic summer adventure through Argyll with endurance superstar Mark Beaumont - taking in 8 of Argyll’s Great Trails, several 10k and half marathon routes, some of Argyll’s best known peaks including the Paps of Jura and the Cobbler and the region’s finest islands and beaches. Mark will undertake at least ten different sports – cycling, mountain biking, running, wild swimming, horse-riding, fell running, quad biking, sailing, off road motor biking and kayaking.
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Jun
07
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take part in our Instagram competition and win Love Oban vouchers and Oban Malt Whisky.
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May
09
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Two days of top quality musical entertainment in the heart of Oban town centre.
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Apr
25
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In the same month that we launched our Instagram competition for keen photographers we learnt of the sudden death of Dennis Hardley whose fantastic images of Oban and Lorn grace our website pages.
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