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Oban Sportive 2019

Start your 2019 sportive season with the action packed Oban Sportive.
Start your 2019 sportive season with the action packed Oban Sportive! Image by Stephen Lawson This year we have the two classic road routes - the Loch Avich 56 mile rout… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/oban-sportive-2019/

Mother Nature’s Most Spectacular Light Show

Experience the Northern Lights in Oban, one of the best places in Scotland to view this magnificent natural phenomena.
As summer fades and the longer nights of autumn set in, now is a great time to experience the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis. Oban’s latitude is northerly enough that, weathe… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/mother-natures-most-spectacular-light-show/

Celebrate National GetOutside Day 2018, Oban style!

Ordnance Survey is urging people across the nation to get active outdoors on Sunday 30 September for the first ever National GetOutside Day, and Oban & Lorn is the perfect place to celebrate!
Whether you crave adventure, want to get the whole family in the fresh air or you simply like a leisurely stroll, there is an outdoors activity sure to please in Oban & Lorn. To g… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/celebrate-national-getoutside-day-2018-oban-style/

Shinty’s Big Day Out

Roll up for the 2018 Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final at Mossfield Stadium!
The 2018 Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final is the premier competition for shinty, the “Greatest Day” in the annual shinty calendar, attracting thousands of spectators and broadcas… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/shintys-big-day-out/

Doug Allan - Wild Images: Wild Life

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.
Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life come to Oban October 15 at The Corran Halls at 7pm.  Find out if snow leopards or leopard seals are the most scary; discover how to get close t… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/doug-allan-wild-images-wild-life/

Good Vibrations- Summer Fun in Oban & Lorn!

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 …
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 t… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/good-vibrations-summer-fun-oban-lorn/

Join Mark Beaumont for the Oban Sportive adventure!

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.
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/cycling/

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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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