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Exploring at Loch Melfort Beach

Loch Melfort is bathed in hot, sunny weather and was a good excuse to go exploring and having fun on the beach. While hunting for crabs Hugh discovered a jellyfish which we think is the Lions Mane variety. If anyone knows different please let us know. Thanks to the hot weather and the warm current ...

DRAM Award Nomination

Loch Melfort Hotel has been nominated for a presitgious DRAM award. Our Chartroom II bistro is a finalist in the Nautical bar and Restaurant of the Year category sponsored by whisky distillers Benromach. After refurbishment, the new Chartroom II (formerly the Skerry Bistro) is a light and airy, informal bistro serving delicious meals made from ...

Wildlife Update! – Beavers Back in Scotland

Scottish wildlife received a boost recently with a trial introduction of beavers. This is the first time beavers have lived in the wild in Scotland in 400 years. The five year trial launched at the end of May in Knapdale Forest in Mid-Argyll, a short drive from Loch Melfort Hotel, with the aim of partly ...

Exploring Nature in Summer

Nature is exploding with life at this time of year on the Scottish west coast. After an uncharacteristically wet May, June’s hot weather is allowing our animal and plantlife to flourish with something new and exciting to see everywhere you look. If you’ve got a keen eye you can spot rare orchids flowering amongst the ...

New Highland Cow Arrives!

A new brown highland cow, called Dougal, has joined us in the last three weeks and is getting to know Campbell and McDonald, our other two highland cows. The cows are a big hit with the children, who watch the cows from the playground, and come down with their parents at feeding time to help ...

Arduaine Garden Saved for a Year

The National Trust for Scotland announced yesterday that there will be a one year reprieve for Arduaine Garden whilst further funding is found - but this is great news.

Save Arduaine Gardens – sign our e-petition

The Arduaine Garden Action Group has now been formed.  In the first instance a petition is being raised to try to persuade the National Trust for Scotland to find a way to save this wonderful garden. To add your name to the petition please ‘sign’ the e-petition by visiting www.ipetitions.com/petition/arduainegarden. The gardens website and contactcs ...

Hotel relaunch party

The hotel hosted a relaunch party on Saturday 14 March – see the attached Oban Times article for more info and the press release below: Whilst living in Brazil in 2007 both Calum and Rachel decided that they had enough of the travel and separation indicative of corporate life and set about investigating a dream ...

Arduaine Gardens face possible closure!

The NTS Arduaine Gardens have been threatened with closure causing huge amounts of concern from locals, garden enthusiasts and hotel guests combined. A consultation process is now under way to determine exactly what this means and when. Watch this space for a call to action if necessary!

Music night

We held our inaugrual music night in the Bistro on Friday and what a success! Our local Arduaine musicians turned out in force, including pipers, fiddles, guitar and plenty of voices. The hotel filled with both gentle and lively notes and the odd verse of poetry thrown in for good measure. We are keeping the ...

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