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Hit the (Kayak) Trail!

Oban is a world class premiere sea kayaking destinations, so get ready to paddle your way into West Coast Waters 2020!
A fantastic way to get out on the water is in a kayak, especially during Scotland's Year of West Coast Waters. Oban, one of the world’s premiere sea kayaking destinations, i… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/hit-kayak-trail/

The Captivating Isle of Kerrera

During this Year of West Coast Waters, go wild in Lorn! The wee island of Kerrera is just across Oban Bay and has fewer than 40 residents, making it a wild yet accessible day trip.
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/captivating-isle-kerrera/

Oban Gets Set to Make a Splash in 2020

You are invited to ‘dip your toes’ into Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 in Oban with a range of attractions, events and businesses celebrating the forthcoming themed year.
Scotland’s Coasts and Waters will be showcased throughout 2020. Oban joins in the celebration with a plethora of attractions, events and accommodation that highlights the fantasti… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/oban-gets-set-make-splash-2020/

ST HILDA SEA CRUISES LAST MINUTE SPECIAL OFFERS FOR 2019

For the few remaining spaces on our cruises departing in September and October we are now offering an extraordinary last minute special offer of 50% discount for the followin… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/st-hilda-sea-cruises-last-minute-special-offers-2019/

72nd West Highland Yachting Week Sails Into the Books

Light winds prevail overall for 72nd West Highland Yachting Week
Report from Alison Chadwick McNab Light wind conditions for this year’s 72nd West Highland Yachting made for testing conditions for both sailing and running the regatta by the … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/72nd-west-highland-yachting-week-sails-books/

Fall for Cruising with a Discount on St Hilda Sea Adventures

St Hilda Sea Adventures is offering a 30% discount for cruises departing in Sept or Oct 2019, so book now to reserve your autumn holiday!
CRUISE THE SCOTTISH ISLANDS WITH ST HILDA SEA ADVENTURES! St Hilda Sea Adventures is offering a 30% discount for cruises departing in Sept or Oct 2019. Couples, singles,… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/fall-cruising-discount-st-hilda-sea-adventures/

Oban Ready for West Highland Yachting Week 2019

2019 will make the 72nd year the event has been running and plans to be a wonderful week both on the water and ashore.
26th July to 2nd August 2019 2019 will make the 72nd year West Highland Yachting Week has been running and plans to be a wonderful week both on the water and ashore. As before … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/oban-ready-west-highland-yachting-week-2019/

West Highland Yachting Week 2018 in the Books

All weathers and breezes but great sailing at this year’s West Highland Yachting Week!
Alison from WHYW sends us this exciting report of the 2018 races! A mix of all weathers made for a variety of exciting sailing for this year’s West Highland Yachting Week (WHYW… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/west-highland-yachting-week-2018-books/

Set Sail for the Great Oban Bay Raft Race!

Oban & Lorn Lions Club sponsors the popular annual Oban Raft Race for charity.
How do you fancy grabbing your best mates to construct a raft out of everyday materials and then sail it in Oban Bay for the chance at prizes? That’s right, it’s almost time fo… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/set-sail-great-oban-bay-raft-race/

Future of Our Seas

The Future of Our Seas comes to Oban! Look for a large dome with pictures of sea creatures all over it at Station Square and join in this interactive event sponsored by the Scottish Association for Marine Science.
Marine scientists, including PhD students from SAMS, have worked with artists, designers and DJs to devise creative methods of explaining their science, including interactive exhi… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/future-our-seas/

Swim with the Sharks!

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.
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/swim-sharks/

Oban's Transit Marina is one STEP closer!

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.
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/obans-transit-marina-one-step-closer/

Coastal Connection

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 cance…
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/coastal-connection/

The Argyll Sea Kayak Trail

Get paddling along this wonderful waymarked kayak route hugging Argyll's coastline from Oban to Helensburgh.
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/argyll-sea-kayak-trail/

The Blog's back with a focus on 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.
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/blogs-back-focus-marine-tourism/

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Sep
10
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Tourism
Oban’s enviable location makes it the perfect base for exploring the West Highlands & Islands, and with Imagine Alba Day Tours, you can relax and ride door-to-door in luxurious comfort to must-see destinations such as Kilmartin Glen, Inveraray Castle, Iona and Glen Coe, as well as hidden gems and exclusive experiences.
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Sep
06
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Outdoors
Roll up for the 2018 Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final at Mossfield Stadium!
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Sep
03
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Eating Out
Food & Drink Fortnight, held 1-16 September, offers the ideal opportunity for a Scottish foodie adventure in Oban & Lorn.
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Aug
27
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Tourism
In our latest blog series, we meet our intrepid Oban Walking Tour guides, who are certified and insured with the Scottish Tourist Guides Association.
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Aug
21
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Tourism
The Oban Walking Tour is in its inaugural season for 2018 as a team of 12 fantastic guides hits the streets to showcase the best of “The Wee Bay”. A diverse group, the team is made up of friendly people from all around the world, of all ages and from different backgrounds, but they all share one passion- Oban.
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Aug
08
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marine tourism
All weathers and breezes but great sailing at this year’s West Highland Yachting Week!
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Aug
07
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Oban & Lorn Lions Club sponsors the popular annual Oban Raft Race for charity.
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Jul
31
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Education
Oban's fantastic local heritage hub, The Rockfield Centre, has launched an exciting shares project that lets you invest in the town's community.
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Jul
29
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marine tourism
The Future of Our Seas comes to Oban! Look for a large dome with pictures of sea creatures all over it at Station Square and join in this interactive event sponsored by the Scottish Association for Marine Science.
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Jul
25
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Outdoors
Find out if snow leopards or leopard seals are the most scary; discover how to get close to the biggest fish in the sea and whether your eyeballs freeze at minus 50.
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Jul
17
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Festival
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.
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Jul
13
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Outdoors
Summertime in Oban is packed with fun activities for the kids, so whether you are a local or just visiting the area, there is always something to keep everyone busy. In addition to regular events such as Piping at the Castle on Sundays at 2pm at Dunollie Castle, July’s calendar is full, so check out these exciting events that the whole family will love!
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Jul
12
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Tourism
The Brander Lodge has been voted at a Top 100 Scottish Hotel, and the brilliant front of house team has captured Scotland’s Prestige Award
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Jul
09
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Eating Out
Luxury accommodation and fine dining in the heart of one of Scotland’s most romantic landscapes
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Jul
03
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Tourism
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.
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