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Bentley Car Club

May 15, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

  Following on from the Rolls Royces, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th May saw 16 members of a Bentley car club stay. During the two days, they visited Ardkinglas Garden, Dunstaffnage Castle and were met by the Duke of Argyll at Inveraray Castle.  

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Rolls Royce Car Club

May 15, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

You are never too young to appreciate the joy of motoring! This weekend we have been privileged to host the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts’ Car Club. With 47 guests and around 20 cars, it was quite a sight! A great place to park outside the hotel and plenty of lovely winding Scottish roads on the doorstep ...

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Sealife Adventures Update

May 10, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Here we are into May already, its been a wee bit chiller than we might like but lots of sunshine and we are now starting to see some changes at sea. There have been a lot more sightings of porpoise which means that their source of food is coming more inshore. Harbour porpoise can be found ...

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Whisky Month

May 9, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Take the quiz – What kind of Whisky are you?! May is VisitScotland’s Whisky month with a whole host of festivals across the country. Nearest to us is the Islay Festival of Malt and Music, 22nd-30th May with 9 distilleries open for special tours plus many more events across various venues in a perfect marriage of music ...

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Homemade Ice Cream and Sorbets

April 30, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Our Chartroom II Bistro now has pots of homemade ice creams and sorbets for sale. Choose from Clotted Cream, Chocolate Fudge, Honeycomb or Raspberry Ice Cream or Raspberry, Blackberry, Passion Fruit or Bramley Apple Sorbet. Perfect on a hot day!              

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Sealife Adventures Update

April 27, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Another cracking week out on the boat, the weather was just amazing, blue sky and calm seas. The start of the week saw is running our Whirlpool Specials, these are run when the tides are at their biggest and the whirlpool will be most impressive. This week we had huge spring tides and even when ...

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5 Great… Outdoor Activities

April 23, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

1. Fishing The waters off Oban are noted for large and specimen fish and have yielded many Scottish records. The Scottish record hake was caught in Loch Etive, while the waters around Mull have seen record angler fish, streaked gurnard, spurdog, wrasse, and, most notably, skate. In 1997 a new European record skate was caught ...

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The Hiking Song – Islands of Scotland

April 23, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

With Oban known as the gateway to the Isles, Loch Melfort is in a perfect position to act as a stop off before visiting a good number of islands. One of our current guests learnt the below song as a child and has always wanted to visit all of the 15 islands listed. Our Reception ...

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Thank you from Angela

April 14, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

We celebrated Receptionist Angela Milton’s retirement, after 46 years service, on Sunday with a surprise get together of friends, colleagues and ex colleagues. We were inundated with  with messages of good wishes which we were inundated with from guests and staff, which brought back many memories for Angela – thank you to everyone who took ...

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Festival of Rhododendrons

April 11, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

This year is the first Scottish Festival of Rhododendrons organised by the Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute. To celebrate, our neighbours Arduaine Garden are having a guided tour with Head Gardner Maurice Wilkins, 26th April, 2:30pm Throughout Argyll events will be taking place in special gardens between 1st April and 31st May such as exhibitions, crafts, ...

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