If you’ve ever seen the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, you’ll know how spectacular they are even if it’s only a short display.
Here’ in Oban we can see them clearly on good weather nights under the right conditions. This year some fortunate star gazers near Oban were able to catch a glimpse of Steve (Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement) which is a rare form of the Lights. What makes Steve special is that rather than shimmering curtains of light, the effect is more like a thin arc of purple light aligned east-west stretching up into space.
We don’t know of anyone who captured photos of this rare astronomical treat but the accompanying photo gives a good idea of what Oban sees of the Aurora on a good night.
Welcome to the Manor House
Friday 17th August 2018
Lamb with Crispy Potatoes,
Wild Mushroom & Kale £12
Oban Bay Scallops with Stornoway Black Pudding,
Crispy Parma Ham & Quails’ Eggs £12
Heritage Beetroot with Blue Cheese & Roasted Pine Nuts £12
Leek & Potato Velouté £4.50
West Coast Salmon with Artichoke,
New Potato, Spring Onion & Pak Choi £26
Pork Fillet wrapped in Parma Ham with Pomme Purée,
Chanterelle Mushrooms, Buttered Leeks & Kale £26
Gressingham Duck with Confit Potato, Celeriac,
Pea, Roasted Onion & Spinach £26
Scottish Fillet of Beef with Fondant Potato,
Heritage Beetroot & Red Chard £31
Cauliflower Cous Cous, Honey Apple
& Herb Crusted Goats’ Cheese £20
Selection of Desserts £10
Coffee & Petit Fours £3.50
Table d’hote £49.00
A La Carte-Appetiser £12/Soup £4.50/Sorbet £3.50/Main £26/
Vegetarian £20/Dessert £10/Coffee & Petit Fours £3.50
All include VAT @ 20% Gratuities are left to your discretion.