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Gelatoburger

Oban's newest burger restaurant offers a variety of burgers and snacks for both meat lovers and veggies.
Love burgers and fries? Love gelato? Love breakfast? Oban's newest burger restaurant has the cure for those cravings! Gelatoburger, located in the former Kitchen Gardens on … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/gelatoburger/

Find an inspiring stay this Book Week

Get inspired this Book Week with a stay in a real thatched cottage on the shores of a beautiful loch.
You’ve read the book now visit the place that inspired the author. Scotland’s characterful cities, towns and villages, moody landscapes, intriguing history and colourful heritage … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/find-inspiring-stay-book-week/

Go green on your Oban holiday

Go green when you visit Oban & Lorn with one our fantastic Green Tourism certified businesses.
Going green on your travels has never been easier. From free water bottle refill stations and sensory gardens to a walkable town centre and available public transport, there are ma… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/go-green-your-oban-holiday/

West Coast Whisky & Gin Feis

Take a deep dive into the wonderful world of whisky at the West Coast Whisky & Gin Feis on 14 September 2019
Take a deep dive into the wonderful world of whisky at the West Coast Whisky & Gin Feis on 14 September 2019 at The View and sponsored by The Oban Whisky & Fine Wines shop.  Of… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/west-coast-whisky-gin-feis/

Tee Off in Oban

The historic home of golf, Scotland remains a place of pilgrimage for enthusiasts from around the world, so bring your clubs or rent them while visiting Oban & Lorn for a brilliant Scottish golfing experience!
With the recent spotlight on Oban's own Robert MacIntyre, who finished second in the European tour in Denmark, it's a great time to highlight the fantastic golfing opportunities i… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/tee-oban/

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/

Scottish Water unveils Top up Tap to provide free water in Oban

The Oban High School Pipe Band, along with local councillors and tourism officials, helped Scottish Water celebrate the opening of Scotland’s newest Top Up Tap, which will provide free hydration for visitors and locals while on the go.
The Oban High School Pipe Band, along with local councillors and tourism officials, helped Scottish Water celebrate the opening of Scotland’s newest Top Up Tap, which will provide… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/scottish-water-unveils-top-tap-provide-free-water-oban/

Cruise into 2019 with St Hilda Sea Adventures

Since Stone Age humans made their way here in skin-covered boats called curraghs, the seas off Scotland’s West Coast have been highways rather than barriers. Even today, one of the best ways to experience Oban & Lorn is from the water, and a cruise with S…
Since Stone Age humans made their way here in skin-covered boats called curraghs, the seas off Scotland’s West Coast have been highways rather than barriers. Even today, one of th… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/cruise-2019-st-hilda-sea-adventures/

Ring of Bright Water celebrates its 50th anniversary

The well-loved film, ‘Ring of Bright Water’ celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, so celebrate with a visit to the spectacular filming locations around Oban & Lorn
The well-loved film, ‘Ring of Bright Water’, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, which coincides with the 50thanniversary of Gavin Maxwell’s death; the author of the book and… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/ring-bright-water-celebrates-its-50th-anniversary/

Etive Restaurant ends incredibly successful first year on high note

Etive Restaurant ended their first year at Stevenson Street in Oban with yet another national award as they recently picked up the Rising Star Award for the Highland region from the Highland and Island Tourism awards 2018.
Etive Restaurant ended their first year at Stevenson Street in Oban with yet another national recognition as they picked up the Rising Star Award for the Highland region from the … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/etive-restaurant-ends-incredibly-successful-first-year-high-note/

Here comes Santa Claus...

Santa will ride into Oban in the Reindeer Parade on Saturday 17 November to kick off the 8th annual Winter Festival and switch on the lights.
The award winning Oban Winter Festival 2018 kicks off on Saturday 17 November, with the Christmas Lights ‘Switch On’ at 6pm in Station Square. Join Santa as he rides to Station Sq… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/here-comes-santa-claus/

Visitors to Oban will be able to tap into free water refill points

Oban will join 30 Scottish towns and cities over the next two years to encourage people to top up refillable bottles with our world-class drinking water.
Oban will join 30 Scottish towns and cities to encourage people to top up refillable bottles with our delicious, world-class drinking water. Scottish Water, which is leading th… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/visitors-oban-will-be-able-tap-free-water-refill-points/

Winter is Coming...the Oban Winter Festival That Is!

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.
Oban Winter Festival 2018 kicks off 16 November and runs through the 25th!  Back in 2011, a small group of locals decided that the start of winter was no time to hibernate indo… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/winter-coming-oban-winter-festival/

Fly Like an Eagle-Exploring Oban and Lorn from the Air with Fly Scenic Scotland

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.
There are many ways to explore Oban and Lorn and each of them have their own appeal. By foot, you can get up close and personal to the town’s many highlights, and by boat, you can… https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/fly-eagle-exploring-oban-and-lorn-air-fly-scenic-scotland/

National Picnic Week!

How are you celebrating National Picnic Week? Summer weather is here, so grab a snack, a cool drink and a blanket and head to one of our favourite Oban picnic spots!
National Picnic Week takes place this June across the UK, so grab your blankets and baskets out of the cupboards and get out to great outdoors for a good old fashioned picnic!  … https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/national-picnic-week1/

Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival Celebrates 35 Years

The Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival will have the whole town singing and dancing May 4-6 as performers from all over Scotland descend on Oban.
https://www.oban.org.uk/blog/highlands-and-islands-music-and-dance-festival-celebrates-35-years/

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Oban Blog

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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