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McCaig’s Tower

McCaig's Tower and its gardens sit proudly on Battery Hill, overlooking Oban and offering spectacular views over Oban Bay and over to the islands of Kerrera, Lismore and Mull in the distance. Built of Bonawe granite taken from local quarries, it was built in 1897 by local banker John Stuart McCraig to provide work for [...]

Connel Bridge and the Falls of Lora

The Connel Bridge is a cantilever steel bridge which links the small villages of Connel and North Connel at the sea-mouth of Loch Etive, around 5 miles from Oban. The bridge was opened in 1903 to carry the Ballachulish branch of the Callender and Oban Railway and when completed, had a longer span than any [...]

3 New Reasons To Take Our Island Tours This Summer

Three new double-deck coaches have now arrived on Mull for our tours. Featuring air-conditioning, reclining seats, toilet facilities, lower-deck tables and fantastic views from the top deck, these are a great addition to our island fleet.

7 Amazing Facts About Puffins

One of the main attractions of our tours is the opportunity to see the nesting puffins when visiting Fingal's Cave. Puffins live most of their lives in the ocean, only migrating to coastal regions during breeding season. They usually arrive in the islands around April each year, and stay throughout the summer. But before setting [...]

Oban Winter Festival

Festivals aren't just for summer! Every November a 10-day festival takes place in Oban complete with markets, parades, music and much more. The festival has been running since 2011 and has been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. This year the festival is back and it is bigger and better than ever. Events taking [...]

5 Places You’d Never Believe Were The West Coast of Scotland

Sometimes it's not raining in Scotland, in fact sometimes its sunny and pretty breath-taking. Don't believe us? Have a look and see for yourself; would you believe these pictures were taken on the west coast of Scotland? Denmark? Flickr/Jame31 This fortress might look iike it belongs in a Danish Viking Settlement, but it's actually Duart [...]

3 Things To Do In Oban

Oban is the largest town in Argyll and the Isles, [...]

Cheese On The West Coast

Scotland is home to some of the world’s finest cheeses, many of which are made in superb rural locations. However, many people are unaware that some of the best cheese is available on the west coast of Scotland. We’ve pulled together the top cheese spots to call in on when you visit the west coast! [...]

5 Reasons to Visit Mull

Mull is the second largest Island on the Inner Hebrides after Skye. The island's main town is Tobermory which is renowned for the bright and vibrant colours of the water front buildings which were featured on children's TV show Balamory. Mull is a beautiful place to explore both for families and adventurers. However, there is [...]

Climbing On The West Coast of Scotland

The climbing diversity in Scotland is huge, from mountain crags and sea cliff climbing to bouldering. Typically, people associate the Highlands with the best Scottish climbing areas, however they could not be more wrong! The Scottish western isles have some amazing climbs that are complete with unparalleled views! Mull With an area of 875 square [...]