Award winning dining in Argyll

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The west is best…and we’re not the only ones who think so! Oban is “The Seafood Capital of Scotland”, but you’ll find award-winning fare at fine establishments outside the city limits, too. Argyll area hotels and restaurants are racking up the country’s most prestigious awards and accolades. No wonder, with famous Highland hospitality, stunning surroundings and access to some of the world’s best local food and drink right here on our doorstep. Explore the West Coast’s award-winning restaurants and see for yourself what the experts are buzzing about in my latest blog post for Oban and Lorn Tourism Association.

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A Coastal Connection

There are lots of ways to get out and enjoy the West Coast of Scotland, but to our mind, one of the best is to explore it from the water. After all, that’s how people got around here for millennia, when roads were non-existent or difficult to manoeuvre. Even today, it’s often more efficient to travel by boat than by road! And there’s no better way to discover Oban’s spectacular wildlife, fantastic castles and, of course, the plethora of charming islands that surrounds it.

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Struan and Cameron Smith of Coastal Connection

In my latest blog for Oban and Lorn Tourism Alliance, I talk to Struan Smith of Coastal Connection, who runs the service with his twin brother, Cameron. They just happen to be my neighbours, and both are super nice guys, so I can highly recommend them if you want to explore the Oban area by boat, take an island hop or hire them for a special occasion. Read more about Coastal Connection here. 

How to Make the Move to Another Country as Easy as Possible

Some great advice from Alex for expats….

Adventures in the Mother Country

Today we have a guest blog by Alex, with some excellent tips on preparing to make the big move.

Moving overseas is one of the most rewarding challenges anyone can face. But it is just that; a challenge. If you thought moving to a new house a few streets away was stressful, add language barriers, cultural differences, homesickness and paperwork (so much paperwork) to the experience.

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Unless you’re picking up a map, closing your eyes and choosing a place at random, we’ll assume that you’re at least somewhat familiar with your new country.

However, it’s always helpful to pay a short visit before you pack your bags for good. Take a week or two to get to know the local area. You can check out the amenities, arrange a tour of the schools and meet your new colleagues if you’re relocating for work. You can also scope…

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Greystones Bed & Breakfast-“a hidden gem in the heart of Oban”

They call it “a hidden gem in the heart of Oban,” and, indeed, this describes Greystones Bed & Breakfast perfectly. For the lucky guest who stays here, tranquillity, exquisite décor and the warm hospitality of Suzanne and Mark Phillips await – not to mention one of the best views in Oban!

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Read more about Greystones, this exquisite lodge in Oban, and Suzanne and Mark Phillips, the architect couple who run it in my latest blog for the Oban and Lorn Tourism Alliance.  edit7

Get paddling…on the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail!

The Argyll Sea Kayak Trail is a group of easily accessible launch sites at key points along a route that links Helensburgh in the south-east with Oban in the north-west. Argyll and Bute Council worked with businesses and community groups such as Scottish Canals, Tarbert Harbour Authority, Bute Forest and Toward Sailing Club to deliver the Kayak Trail. It was featured earlier this year in the Telegraph’s “10 Best Reasons to Visit Scotland in 2016”.

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Photo courtesy Oban Canoe Club

I talked with the folks from the Oban Canoe Club and got the scoop on some of the best ways to get paddling for the Oban and Lorn Tourism Alliance blog. Read more here and then get out and enjoy the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail!

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