Oban Bay Time-lapse

Oban Bay

Time-lapse film of Oban Bay from June, 2012. Watch a week of stunning views over Oban Bay, sunset and sunrise over the Island of Kerrera and the bustle of ferries back and forth to Mull and the Islands. Visit http://aboutoban.com/ for everything you need to know about Oban, or download our iPhone app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/about… Oban is regarded as the Seafood Capital of Scotland and is a busy ferry hub for services to Mull, Coll, Tiree, Lismore, Barra and Colonsay. Find out more about the Caledonian MacBrayne ferries here -http://www.calmac.co.uk/

RWE npower renewables An Suidhe Wind Farm Community Fund Open for Applications

The An Suidhe Wind Farm Community Fund is now open for applications from the 7th of October 2011 with an initial deadline of 7th November 2011. The Fund which will benefit the communities of Inveraray, Furnace, Eredine and Dalavich and their surrounding areas providing they fall within 10 kilometres of the An Suidhe Wind Farm. For the next 25 years, RWE npower renewables will award £28,500 annually to the An Suidhe Wind Farm Community Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to support activities that will enhance quality of life and promote people’s well-being; bring people together; and, foster vibrant, sustainable communities. The Scottish Community Foundation, a grant-making charity, will process applications from constituted community groups, not-for-profit organisations and registered charities. An advisory … Read more

[BOOK] Oban’s 200th Birthday Celebrations

Oban 200 Photobook

A beautiful photobook by Wee Beauty Photography remembering Oban’s 200th birthday celebrations in July of this year. A great gift for someone no longer in Oban or just as a wee memento of the festivities. Please help to spread the word. “We are really pleased to announce the launch of our first photo book. Ten Days in July is a colour rich documentation of the people, places and events that took place in Oban this year during the towns bicentenary celebrations. The book comes in the splendid 8?x10? landscape size and in a range of formats. We have the standard softcover book and for the true photo book lovers we have the hardcover with image wrap or dust jacket. Both … Read more

[VIDEO] West Highland Yachting Week, Oban

West Highland Yachting Week, August 2010

West Highland Week,  Scotland’s Second Largest Yachting Event This Friday July 29th! This historic and unique sailing regatta is now in its 64th year. It has evolved into the West Coast’s second biggest sailing event taking in 3 venues, Craobh, Oban and Tobermory. Up to 1000 competitors from around the world enjoy national and local media coverage The event has evolved a distinctive blend of competitive racing combined with a varied and full programme of family social events. Source and for more information: www.whyw.co.uk To plan a trip to Oban for The West Highland Yachting Week, check out our list of Oban Hotels, Self Catering, Bed and Breakfast and hostel accommodation.   //

[VIDEO] The Taynuilt Highland Games & Oban Pipe Band


“Highland Games originated in Scotland over a thousand years ago under the sponsorship of Kings and Clan Chiefs, for the purpose of selecting and recruiting staff for their entourage. The fastest men were used for delivering orders in battle, the distance runners for rallying the clans and the strongest men for bodyguards. Dancers were taken into the Chief’s household for entrainment as were pipers. The dancers and pipers composed tunes and dances to extol the virtues and victories of the Chief. Neighbouring clans, when at peace, would match their best in competition: to win was to honour the clan thereby increasing its standing in the area. The first sporting contest between the Scots and English was held when an envoy … Read more

[VIDEO] Oban Strip The Willow Breaks World Record

Oban Strip The Willow World Record

“Hundreds of people turned out for a Scottish country dancing world record attempt in Oban, Argyll. Crowds filled the streets around the piers and along the esplanade in Oban Bay to take part in a Strip the Willow dance at 1830 BST on Saturday.  People formed into groups of eight and danced for five minutes to music by world-famous piper Angus MacColl.  It has not yet been confirmed whether they beat the record set in 2000, when 1,917 people danced in Edinburgh.  Organisers said everyone who took part in the Oban Bay event was given a badge saying “I’ve stripped for Oban”.  The event was part of Oban’s Bicentenary Celebrations.” Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-14177251 To plan a trip to Oban check out our … Read more

[PHOTOS] Oban & Argyll by Duncan Lamont


Duncan Lamont was born in Oban, Argyll, Scotland and lived on the Isle of Islay until he was eight. Following his schooldays in Perth, Duncan studied graphic design and typography at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, in Dundee, and on graduating became employed in the design business as a graphic designer and illustrator. Duncan is passionate about the Scottish landscape as well as Gaelic culture, traditions and music. He has spent many years enjoying what Scotland’s outdoors has to offer and has a keen interest in photographing the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands and islands. If you’re interested in buying any of Duncan’s work you can do so via his website. For information on accommodation in and around Oban areas photographed by Duncan, … Read more

[PHOTOS] Castle Stalker & McCaigs Tower

Castle Stalker McCaigs Tower Oban

Just a few wee photos of Castle Stalker in Appin and McCaigs Tower in Oban. We were out filming at the Lorn Farmers & Crafters Market in Benderloch and stopped to get a few snaps on the way, couldn’t resist the heavy dramatic skies!  Well worth a visit and when the tide is out, and if you’re quick, you can get in pretty close for some amazing photographs.

[VIDEO] The LORN Farmers and Crafters Market, near Oban


Near Oban the LORN Producers are delighted to offer you a regular opportunity to buy from them at their Local Producers Market held every first and third Thursday of the month, 10am to 3pm at the Kintaline Plant and Poultry Centre. A wonderful attraction for all locals and tourists alike. Come along and experience the vibrant atmosphere, enjoy catching up with friends over lunch – always plenty to eat whilst your there – and plenty of produce to take home, from butchered beef, mutton, lamb and pork, fresh seafood and fish, goose, fruits and vegetables, according to seasons, as well as eggs, herbs, cheese, pies, bakery, sweets and confectionary. Cookery demonstrations are regular, as are trial sessions of felting, pyrography, jewellery, wood … Read more