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. //
“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
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
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.