The Argyllshire Gathering and The Oban Games 2016
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 2016 Gathering and Games is set for Thursday 25 August and the Games commence at 10am with the traditional Steward’s March from Argyll Square in the town centre to Mossfield Park.
Scottish Islands Peaks Race 2016
The Scottish Islands Peak Race is an adventure race is for teams of sailors and fell runners and is held annually on and around some of the most beautiful parts of the west coast of Scotland. The Scottish Islands Peaks Race 2016 starts at midday on Friday 20th May 2016 at Oban Sailing Club near the Manor House. The race takes 2 to 3 days and is open to multi-hull racing and cruising boats.
The Lismore Kayak Challenge 2016
The Lismore Kayak Challenge is a new event for 2016 and takes place on Saturday 28th May 2016 (UK Spring Bank Holiday weekend). This is 8km of adrenaline from Ganavan Beach, just north of Oban, out to Lismore Lighthouse and back!
Oban Sea Kayak Race 2016
The Oban Sea Kayak Race is a fun charity event for serious and casual kayakers alike taking place this year on Saturday 27th August 2016. 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 2016
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.
World Stone Skimming Championships 2016
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. This year’s event will be held on Sunday 25 September and 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 be on time.
Christmas Dinner Menu
Served daily from December 1st until December 23rd inclusive.
Crisp Atlantic Cod with Sundried Tomato & Chive Butter,
Smoked Ham, Fennel & Cucumber Salad
Trio of Ham Hough Terrine, Chicken Liver Pate, & Warm Duck
Rillette with Pear Chutney & Pickled Vegetables
Scottish Brie, Beetroot & Asparagus Salad
with Black Grape Dressing
Lightly Spiced Carrot & Ginger Soup
Roast Isle of Gigha Halibut with Crushed Garden Peas, Parmentier
Potatoes, Crispy Fish Bits & Pickled Shallots
Traditional Roast Turkey with Chipolatas, Cranberry
Stuffing, Honey Glazed Root Vegetables & Roast Potatoes
Pork Fillet with Apple & Apricot Stuffing, Creamed
Leeks, Spring Onion & Bacon Mash
Scottish Fillet Steak with Hash Brown, Button Mushrooms,
Red Wine Onions & Watercress (£4.00 supplement)
Potato, Red Onion, Orkney Cheddar Tartiflette with Tomato & Basil Salad
Manor House Chocolate Delights
Traditional Christmas Pudding with
Brandy Sauce Anglaise
Panetonne & Cointreau Parfait with Orange & Chocolate
Apple Frangipane Tart with Sweet Cider Jelly & Cinnamon Ice Cream
Selection of Scottish Cheese & Biscuits
Coffee & Mints
£42 per person including VAT
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