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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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Jul
10
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Scotland's quality assurance scheme for food and drink is for cafes, pubs, restaurants, B&Bs, hotels, garages - even ferries.
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Jun
26
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Award winning hotel and Michelin starred restaurant under Ross Stovald
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Jun
17
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National Picnic Week
It’s National Picnic Week! There’s nothing more enjoyable on one of our long, brilliant summer days than packing a hamper and heading out for a bit of al fresco dining in one of the many spectacular settings in Oban and Lorn.
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May
29
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Whisky
May is Whisky Month in Scotland - Argyll is spoilt for choice when it comes to top ranking malt whisky distilleries with Islay Malts a favourite throughout the world.
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Apr
25
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Seafood
If Oban is the “Seafood Capital of Scotland” (and, undoubtedly, it is), then Judith Vajik at Caledonian Oysters may well be its queen. Known as “the Oyster Lady”, Judith and her husband, Hugo, have been farming oysters for more than 20 years. This month we visit Judith at the farm on the scenic shores of Loch Creran near Benderloch, under the shadow the majestic Mountains of Movern. We’ll learn how oysters are produced, and clear up misconceptions about oysters that make some folks a bit reluctant to try them.
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Apr
09
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Seafood
2015 is VisitScotland's Year of Food and Drink - find out why this is a perfect marketing match for Oban - the Seafood Capital of Scotland!
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