[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

[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