A huge number of wildlife enthusiasts come to the Oban and Lorne area every year enticed by the rich variety of marine life which includes whales, dolphins, seals, basking sharks, otters, sea eagles and a myriad of flora and fauna.
This year the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) based at Dunstaffnage on the outskirts of Oban are calling out to ‘citizen scientists’ to help them in assessing the damage caused by winter storms on the coastal ecosystem.
The 2015/16 winter has seen some severe weather on Scotland’s west coast and it has taken its toll on many plants and animals that live along the coastlines.
SAMS are offering to train enthusiastic volunteers how to monitor and sample the coastlines up and down the Firth of Lorne as part of the Capturing Our Coast (CoCoast) initiative.
So if you are interested in protecting our precious coastal wildlife habitats and are willing to collect data on wading birds, shellfish and crustacea that will help create a clearer understanding of climate change and shape marine conservation policy you can register your interest on the CoCoast website by signing up to become a CoCoast Citizen Scientist.
Christmas Dinner Menu
Served from December 1st until Decemebr 23rd inclusive.
Foie Gras with Caramelised Mixed Nut,
Apple, Orange Gel and Frisée
Oban Bay Scallop Ceviche with
Creme Fraiche & Mango
Heritage Beetroot Risotto with
Herb-crusted Goat’s Cheese Bon Bon
Honey & Parsnip Velouté
Duo of Salmon with Herb Crust, Courgette,
Spinach, Crispy Parmentier Potato & Lemon Dill Sauce
Traditional Roast Turkey with Seasonal Trimmings
& Pork & Cranberry Stuffing
Gressingham Duck Breast with Truffle Pommes Purée,
Heritage Beetroot, Bramble & Spinach
Roast Ham with Potato Terrine, Honey
Glazed Celeriac, Red Chard & Apple
Gnocchi with Sundried Tomato, Basil & Parmesan
Traditional Christmas Pudding with
Red Wine Poached Pear with Mascarpone
Mousse & Dark Chocolate
Frangipane with White Chocolate,
Candied Fennel & Root Apple
Selection of Scottish Cheese & Biscuits
Coffee & Mints
Complimentary 50ml glass of Churchill Vintage Port
£49 per person including VAT
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