Around These Islands

Round Britain and Ireland 2019

12 Ports: Oban

Oban, sheltered behind the island of Kerrera, is a haven for yachts and a hub for ferries that transport people to and from the islands. It’s a natural harbour, but hasn’t always been a significant port. What has made it such a success? Whisky? Seafood? Tourists? All of the above contribute, and in addition today one of Oban’s largest employers is the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).

Article – The Little Bay with a Big Reputation

In their article, Mike Robinson and Dr John Howe describe how hi-tech sonar scans of the sea bed have revealed more about the history of this busy gateway to the islands.

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Podcast – Around These Islands in 12 Ports

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Photos and impressions

View Nova’s track as she tacked down the Sound of Mull, and see a panoramic picture from Nova’s visit to Oban on Facebook.

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