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Scottish Beaver Trial Guided Walks

July 29, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

      Once again Scottish Beaver Trial are running guided tours around the Beaver site in Knapdale, near to Crinan Canal and Tayvallich. Every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6pm you can be shown around the lochs the 10 ro so beavers call home. You will see signs of animal activity, such as gnaw ...

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Sealife Adventures Update

July 19, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

What a fantastic time we have had in the last couple of weeks as the Sea Eagle chicks have just fledged. We are almost as proud as their parents to see them taking these first flights away from the nest. Here is a picture of the second chick to fledge, Quite often they fly a ...

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Sealife Adventures Update

July 12, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Great news, in the last couple of weeks we have been seeing some very new common seal pups at their favourite haul outs. The common seal pupping season peaks in June and July and pups weigh approx. 10kgs and measure about 85cm long at birth. They are born with their adult coat as the white ...

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New House Ale & Lager

July 2, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

ANOTHER FIRST FOR LOCH MELFORT HOTEL!! After months of research, sampling and negotiation, Calum has secured the agreement of Belhaven Brewery to supply two new beers to our Chartroom II Bistro. Loch Melfort Ale is a creamy but light export  and Chartroom II Lager is a refreshing light beer. Both great pints and 4% alc ...

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Sealife Adventures Update – Minke Whales

June 30, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Fantastic time at sea this last week, we have seen an amazing variety of cetaceans, porpoise, dolphins and whales, this shows that summer is really here, the water is warming up and there are lots of fish in the water for these mammals to feed on. Minke whales are the species of whales that we see ...

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5 Great… Local Distilleries

June 23, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Scotland is the true home of whisky, with a good number of distilleries on our doorstep. Why not visit a few of the below on your next trip to Loch Melfort. All whiskies can also be sampled in our guest Cocktail Bar on return.  1. Oban Nestling beneath the steep cliff that overlooks Oban, and closest to ...

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Sealife Adventures Update

Here is a picture of two of our local Sea Eagles, all spring they have given us great fly pasts or have looked down on us from vantage points on the hill. These two have again successfully bred with a big strong chick, they are excellent parents and one at least is always around the ...

Sealife Adventures Update

June 4, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Here we are at the start of June and things are getting busy on the boat and at sea. We are generally running two trips every day with a choice of length of trip. We have had our first five hour trips which are really popular as you get longer at the hotspots and more ...

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5 Great… Indoor Activities

May 28, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

1. Kilmartin Museum Kilmartin Museum is situated at the heart of Kilmartin Glen in Argyll. It is a beautiful and ancient place with unique archaeology and natural heritage. The Museum’s mission is to inspire and educate people by interpreting, explaining and conserving the internationally important archaeological landscape, artefacts and natural heritage of Kilmartin Glen.  “How many museums ...

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