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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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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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