The MCLEANSCOTLAND feature page on OBAN
So why a page showing Oban? Simple; Paul McLean was born just a few miles away and goes back every year so regular he feels like he is at home each time! Oban today has a resident population of 8,500 and is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands - the "Gateway to the Isles". Dunollie Castle, a ruined castle which has stood sentinel over the narrow entrance to the bay for around six hundred years, was the northern outpost of the Dalriadic Scots. It is still a place where you can visit today, a wee climb though! Another tempting place to visit is the Oban Distillery or one of the many local pubs.
Oban has been branded the 'Seafood Capital of Scotland' and is renowned for the variety and quality of seafood landed in the harbour. There are great seafood restaurants in Oban offering a wide range of styles and menus. From the net to the table, you can't get fresher! Our two suggested places for the very best in seafood; Ee-Usk is a modern stylish restaurant, designed to take full advantage of its surroundings. Friendly but efficient service in a relaxed atmosphere is what we strive for. Ee-Usk means 'Fish' (Phonetic Gaelic). Fish is what they are famous for. 01631 565666 www.eeusk.com
www.ohspipeband.org.uk Oban high school pipeband. The Band is self- funded and very much appreciates the support, both financially and emotionally of the communities of Oban and the surrounding areas. www.sealife-adventures.com Experience a whale watching boat trip in Scotland with Sealife Adventures, based on the mainland near Oban, Argyll, Scotland. Cruise through the infamous Corryvreckan Whirlpool. The stunning panorama of the Inner Hebrides includes Mull, Iona Jura and Islay. Note from Paul; "been on this to the whirlpool, brilliant!" www.obanmuseum.org.uk
I couldn't leave without mentioning Connel, this is the place I was hatched many moons ago, its a great wee village with a bridge crossing the loch and the Falls of Lora, water running left and right at the same time! Good wee restaurant there too and a pub!
Well I hoped you like this page and it has you want to visit, honestly, there is plenty to do and so many trips based from Oban, both driving, walking and the ferries!
Oban is included in our Gaelic Rings Tours. Oban should be included in ANY Scottish tour and we are happy to work this in to any itinerary, you will not be sorry!