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  • Distilleries

    Oban

    The town of Oban in Argyll in the Western Highlands grew around the Oban distillery, one of the oldest in Scotland. Since it was established in 1794, it has played a major role in shaping the lives of the people living around it. The distillery and town were founded by two local brothers John and Hugh Stevenson whose father was a stone mason. The brothers themselves were a builder and a ...

  • Castles

    Stalker

    Twenty-five miles from Oban, on the west coast of Scotland, Castle Stalker stands at the mouth of Loch Laich. It is near Loch Linnhe, on a rocky islet known as the Rock of the Cormorants. Its Gaelic name Stalcaire, means falconer or hunter and it has had a long history of violence, particularly murder of its owners, associated with it. Right from Lord of Lorn, Sir John Stewart, who built the ...

  • Hebrides

    Isle Of Mull

    The Isle of Mull is a place of incredible beauty and historical interest. It is accessible by ferry from Oban, Lochaline and Kilchoan and boasts a number of attractive villages, scenic mountains and stunning castles. Most visitors find sightseeing here to be a somewhat relaxing activity which can be enjoyed by young and old alike.