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Events in the Oban Area 2018

Kilmartin Events

Event Name: Blue Planet Scotland
Location: Living Stones Christian Centre, Kilmartin
Date: 13 Feb 2018
Description: Dr Anuschka Miller from The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) at Dunstaffnage near Oban gives a talk (subtitled “Stories From below The Waves”) on research projects being carried out in Scottish waters.

Event Name: Access to Crofting Toolkit
Location: Kilmartin Museum
Date: 17 – 18 Feb 2018
Description: 2 day course with introductory information, advice, tips and training for anyone interested in crofting from those starting out or inheritors of a croft to existing crofters who wish to expand their knowledge and skills.

LORN Community Producers Market

Location: Kintaline Farm, Benderloch
Date: March – December
Description: The LORN Community Producers Market takes place between 10am and 3pm every first and third Thursday of the month between March to December.

The venue is Kintaline Farm in Benderloch just north of Oban and sees Local producers, artists, crafters and community organisations come together to sell a wide variety of meats, bakery, confectionery, fresh produce, handmade jewellery, clothes, arts and crafts and makes for a great visit.

There is free entry and parking (including disabled parking), lots to see and do including free range poultry, garden, food samples and occasional cookery demonstrations.

Highlands & Islands Music & Dance Festival

Location: Oban
Date: Fri 4 – Sun 6 May 2018
Description: The Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival is a well-established yearly cultural event held right here in Oban.

The festival is now in its 35th year and has evolved to include special events and competitions and even its own Festival Fringe. There’s brand new venues for the 2018 Festival so come along and enjoy the performances of the 1100+ participants and the fun Highland atmosphere across 125 competition classes in eleven disciplines including piping, accordion, fiddle, clarsach, piano, recorder, singing, woodwind and brass, highland dancing and choreography.

Easdale RIB Rendezvous

Location: Easdale Island
Date: Sat 5 May 2018 (to be confirmed)
Description: The Easdale RIB Rendezvous a fantastic opportunity to join fellow RIB enthusiasts to explore the magnificent waters and scenery off Scotland’s west coast.

This year the routes will take RIBers from Easdale Island (where the event is based) just south of Colonsay to Oronsay via the Gulf of Corryvreckan on the Saturday. On the Sunday the destination of Loch Buie on Mull then onto Carsaig.

If you plan on joining in there’s plenty to do upon landing on the islands or you can just chill on the idyllic, almost tropical beaches (obviously dependent on the Scottish weather!).

Round Mull Race

Location: Oban/Mull
Date: Fri 29 Jun – Sun 1 July 2018
Description: Organised by Oban Sailing Club the Round Mull Race is one of the premier yacht races in the UK. Set amidst the stunning scenery of the West Coast of Scotland boats and crews come from all over the UK for some of the best sailing in the country.

In addition to the excellent sailing there is also a full programme of social events.

The Argyllshire Gathering and The Oban Games 2018

Location: Oban
Date: Thu 23 Aug 2018
Description: The Argyllshire Gathering and The Oban Games brings together athletes, dancers and musicians not just from all over the Highlands but throughout the world. So prominent are these Games that many of the events are for Scottish or World Championships. All the traditional Scottish events are showcased: the caber toss, putting the stone, Scottish hammer throw, weight for height, weight for distance, and hill race. In addition, some of the world’s best pipers and Highland dancers will also be on display, helping to provide a truly traditional Scottish atmosphere.

The Games commence at 10am with the traditional Steward’s March from Argyll Square in the town centre to Mossfield Park.

Oban Sea Kayak Race

Location: Oban
Date: To be confirmed
Description: The Oban Sea Kayak Race is a fun charity event for serious and casual kayakers alike. The route is around the Island of Kerrera which affords superb views of the surrounding islands and open waters as well as the chance to spot seals, dolphins and porpoises. Also planned are less strenuous, fun water activities for families.

Dalmally Show 2018

Location: Dalmally
Date: Sat 2 Sept 2018
Description: The Dalmally Agricultural Show showcases some of Scotland’s finest livestock as well as traditional home baking, Scottish handicrafts, horticulture, and shinty all set amidst magnificent mountain scenery.

This popular annual event is regarded as one of the best Agricultural Shows in Scotland and is always well attended by competitors and visitors alike.

In addition to the livestock, Industrial and Home Industries competitions there are a number of demonstrations by local charities and craftspeople showing their skills and techniques. Adding to the excitement are pipe bands and shinty matches which always proves popular with spectators.

The show takes place on Saturday 3 September 2016 at Mart Park, Dalmally.

Appin Agricultural Show

Location: Appin
Date: To be confirmed
Description: In 2017 the show celebrated 60 years and what a show it was! This year it’s hoped to continue with a superb showing of livestock and stalls and crafts including prize vegetables, home baking, flower arranging and of course the vintage farm machinery is always popular.

World Stone Skimming Championships

Location: Easdale Island
Date: Sun 23 Sept 2018
Description: How far do you think you could throw a stone? A great fun day out, the World Stone Skimming Championships are held every year on Easdale Island which is just 20 minutes south of Oban. Easdale Island used to be a major centre for slate mining and the pools that were once part of the mines are perfect for stone skimming as there is still plenty of slate left. If you would like to take part you can register at Easdale Island Community Hall between 11am and 1pm but entrants are limited to 350 so please be on time.

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Duo of Salmon with Fennel, Tomato & Caper Dressing

And Crisp Bread £12.00


Corn-fed Chicken, Wild Mushroom, Net Potato and Pickled Onion £12.00


Beetroot & Blue Cheese Salad with Hazlenuts,

Carrots and Apple £12.00



White Onion & Thyme Velouté £4.50


Sorbet £3.50



West Coast Sea Food Grill with Crushed Herb Potato,

Asparagus, Fennel and Spinach £26.00


Pork Belly with Onion Tart, Heritage Carrots, Black

Pudding and Apple £26.00


Gressingham Duck Breast with Heritage Beetroot, Parsley

Pomme Puree and Red Chard £26.00


Scottish Fillet of Beef with Bramble, Roasted Shallots,

Kale and Confit Potato £31.00


Wild Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan Shavings £20.00


Selection of Desserts £10.00


Coffee & Petit Fours £3.50


Table d’hote £49.00




All include VAT @ 20%     Gratuities are left to your discretion.

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