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The Old and the New

June 23, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

We had the old and the new visit us today. The VIC 32 Clyde Puffer, built in 1943, made another trip to Arduaine, dropping guests off to visit the Gardens and our Chartroom II Bistro, followed by 2 guest arriving in a modern day helicopter. After numerous boats, helicopters and classic cars this summer, what will ...

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Sealife Adventures Update

June 20, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

This week there have been amazing bait balls forming around the Gulf of Corryvreckan. Bait balls form when predators such as porpoises, razorbills and guillemots find a shoal of fish and force it up to the surface corralling it into a tight ball. These bait balls can become so dense that you can see patches ...

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Preparing to Export our Services in International Markets

June 19, 2014 by Pedro Crespo

I have to say that the weather could not have been better Monday and Tuesday. Probably, it was some of the best days in the summer. The speakers were really qualified and did an exceptional job. They have been working in different companies for many years in the export field and international markets. I learnt many ...

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Enjoy Some Local Scottish Music

The group was formed by Lorna Davidson (vocals, world percussion), Sandy Marshall (vocals, guitar, bouzouki) and John Davidson (vocals, guitar, mandola, mandolin, whistles) in 2000. Tarneybackle has published five albums to date: Winds of freedom, The diamond, Tullibardine, Looking out and The distant dreams. Most of the songs are traditional Scottish music with an extensive ...

Sealife Adventures Update

June 11, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

We can now see the Sea Eagle chick sitting up in the nest, both parents are really active in looking after it. We are careful not to go too close as we don’t want to disturb the birds, however we can see everything very clearly through the binoculars that we provide for our guests. Also ...

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Helicopter Seafood Spectacular

June 5, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

The buffet consisted of such delicacies as Loch Melfort Langoustines and Tarbert landed Lobster and Crab. The guests had previously visited Islay and where on their way to Gleneagles for the night.     Our cow fields in front of the hotel often make a perfect landing for those wanting to make more of an entrance!     ...

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Classic Car Club

June 4, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

They arrived in the rain (not great when you’re in an open top roof!) but the sun soon came out for them to enjoy the views of Asknish Bay. After touring the Outer Hebrides for a couple of weeks, the group are now on there way home via Edinburgh.        

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Scotland’s Rich Prehistoric Landscape

June 4, 2014 by Pedro Crespo

Hello, my name is Pedro Crespo. I was born and raised in Spain and have lived in Scotland for a year and a half now. I moved to Edinburgh where I studied a postgraduate in Business Management and Marketing at Napier Edinburgh University. I graduated in April and received a placement at Loch Melfort Hotel ...

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Discovering Sea Wildlife

May 29, 2014 by Pedro Crespo

David and Charlotte were our wildlife guides during the cruise and honestly, they could not have been any better. They showed an incredible knowledge and keenness in the subject. Our journey took 4 hours, however, I would have happily continued for another 2 hours. Many stories were told, such as the legend of the Viking ...

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Sealife Adventures Update

May 26, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

We saw five otters on one trip last week, looks like some of last years kits are still with their mother so it will be interesting to watch the dynamics if and when she has new babies, it will be time to leave home for these youngsters and find their own pad! The sea birds ...

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