If I’d to pin every visit I’ve made to Oban on a map there wouldn’t be any map left. For years I whizzed through this west coast town hopping on a boat to the isles, or on a day trip from somewhere nearby. What a mistake!
It was a nice sunny day when the Highland Explorer arrived in Oban. I was looking forward to returning after almost a year. The last time I visited was in July 2020. Spending a few days mapping and test riding gravel biking routes from the stations we had passed along the way was a welcome change to my routine last year. This time I was excited to arrive in the Seafood Capital of Scotland in a train carriage that signalled a much bigger change.
10 Scottish things to do in Loch Lomond this Autumn
Thank you to Argyll Holidays for compiling this list - 10 Scottish things to do in Loch Lomond this Autumn. From eating tasty food, to having a dook in Loch Lomond, there's plenty to do on your Autumn Argyll adventure. Don't forget the drams either!
If you’ve ever dreamt of driving America’s Route 66 did you know that Scotland now has its very own 66-themed road trip? And the good news is that the new Kintyre 66 also boasts big skies, a musical soundtrack (provided by Paul McCartney; Andy Stewart if you prefer) and a States-size chance to cut loose and enjoy yourself. The K66 also weaves in whisky (gin too), sparkling islands, swathes of intoxicating history, a Gormley statue and lashings of world class local produce. Beat that Route 66!
The Scottish foodie experience
where you can literally eat the view.
Argyll & the Isles cover 3,723km of coastline, 23 inhabited islands, 61 medieval castles and 24 gin and whisky distilleries - and now launched an experience for tourists where you can literally eat the view.
Scotland’s answer to Route 66 launches today (Friday 30 April) – and it’s only a few hours from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The new Kintyre 66, or K66, is a 66-mile circular loop around one of Scotland’s most scenic regions, taking in both the west and east coast of the unspoilt peninsula in Argyll, from the top at Kennacraig to the bottom at Campbeltown.
Celtic Connections kicks off tonight, albeit in a digital format. Glasgow's annual folk, roots and world music festival is being shared online this year and there are plenty of Argyll connections to share.