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Apr
11
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Eating Out
The Lorne Bar is an Oban institution - recently its focus has moved to food and its popular lunch time menu offers some real foodie bargains!
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Apr
04
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marine tourism
The blog is back and its bigger and better than ever! We're broadening our subject matter and will blog about everything tourism related in Oban and Lorn so watch this space.
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Jan
24
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Eating Out
Oban may be the 'Seafood Capital of Scotland' but its local butchers know how to make an honest soncie haggis!
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Jan
07
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Hogmanay is finally over - northern lights, fireworks, ferry horns and hangovers! The Year of Food and Drink may be over but the Seafood Capital of Scotland is here to stay!
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Nov
24
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VisitScotland has developed a variety of food trails celebrating the best of the country’s bountiful larder. While some trails showcase food and drink that Scotland is well known for, such as whisky and seafood (featuring Oban area producers prominently, of course), others may not be so obvious. From cheese to chocolate to ice cream, there is so much local goodness for your taste buds to discover in and around Oban, and this week we highlight some of our local ‘trailblazers’.
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Nov
10
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Food Event
The recent Food Tourism event in Oban provided much food for thought and Michelle McAlly - OLTA's food blogger was there in person so read on for details of this inaugural event.
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Oct
29
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Eating Out
This week OLTA food blogger Michelle McAnally spoke with Nick Horne. He and his wife, Nikki, own the award winning Pierhouse Hotel and Seafood Restaurant in Appin. The Pierhouse, with their AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence, topped Alastair Sawday's list of Britain's 20 Most Romantic Hotels and B&Bs, and brought home the 2015 Scottish Hotel Awards Restaurant Regional Winner and Family Hotel Regional Winner honours, as well as the Trip Advisor Bravo Award 2015.
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Oct
22
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Award winning restaurants and hotels are not confined to Oban town centre. The hinterlands of Lorn are blessed with some great rural businesses which are well worth a visit!
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Oct
05
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Seafood
Last week we began the story of Liam Griffin - and how he ended up being a clam diver on the west coast of Scotland. This week we continue his fishy tale!
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Sep
25
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Seafood
OLTA food blogger, Michelle McAnally talked to scallop diver, (or “clam diver” as they’re known in Scotland) Liam Griffin, at his home outside Oban. In this two part series, Liam talks about how he came to this unusual occupation, as well as the logistics behind bringing Scotland’s second most valuable commercial food species to our tables- including why hand dived scallops cost more than dredged ones.
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Sep
09
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Seafood
Shellfish is a great source of protein and is quick and easy to prepare. Follow these simple recipes from Loch Melfort Hotel's head chef Mike Knowles for some impressive seafood dishes that taste sublime.
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Aug
20
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Eating Out
With four restaurants in Oban and a boutique hotel Paul Sloan knows a thing or two about running successful businesses. Here he shares the inspiration behind his diverse culinary establishments with OLTA blogger Michelle McAnally.
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Aug
12
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Seafood
Oban has already proved that quality food and drink attracts visitors with 1 in every 5 pounds spent on food and drink in the area. Can Scotland replicate our success?
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Jul
30
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Seafood
“Hand dived, creel-caught, hand-gathered and line caught” is the way they do business according to Guy and Juliet Grieves owners of The Ethical Shellfish Company, Isle of Mull
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Jul
15
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Seafood
One of Oban's most popular seafood restaurants with a wonderful location right on the quayside at North Pier. Michelle McAnally interviews Eeusk owner Alan Macleod to find out the story behind this award winning business. Sadly just two months after this interview Alan passed away peacefully in his sleep leaving his son Callum to maintain his father's high standards and take the business forward into the next decade.
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