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Queen’s Baton Relay Heads to Argyll

June 28, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

It will travel more than 170 miles from Appin at 7:10am, via Benderloch at 7:38am, Dunbeg at 9am, to Oban and McCaig’s Tower at 9:08am then onto Kilmartin at around 11:10am, Dunadd Fort at 11:25am, Lochgilphead at 11:45am, Furnace at 2pm, Inveraray at 2:20pm, Strachur at 4:05pm, Sandbank at 4:55pm, finally arriving at Dunoon and ...

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Sealife Adventures Update

June 27, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

We are having the most amazing weather and calm seas on our trips. Today we saw masses of porpoises, Sea Eagles and two minke whales. Each year we photograph the whales that we see and can see that the same individuals come back year after year. They can be identified by the shape of their ...

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Oban Distillery

June 27, 2014 by Pedro Crespo

Firstly, Oban Distillery, started in 1794, is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland due to the location in Oban town centre and was not allowed to increase its factory size. Oban 14 years old single malt whisky has 4 different flavours, smoky, sea salt, orange peel and honey. It is unusual that Oban whisky ...

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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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