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Aerial Pictures

August 21, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

We recently had a selection of aerial photographs taken of Loch Melfort Hotel, the grounds and National Trust Arduaine Garden.  

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Free Wi-Fi at Loch Melfort Hotel

August 19, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

Now you can do so from the comfort of your own room or private balcony. Whilst online, why not share your day’s photos on our Facebook page, add a sighting to our wildlife diary or book your next stay.

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Whale Watching on West Coast of Scotland

July 20, 2014 by Pedro Crespo

Scotland is an exceptional place for observing wildlife. The Isle of Mull offers beautiful beaches and rocky islands, and it is a good place to see porpoises, dolphins, minke whales and basking sharks. This island is also a bird sanctuary for sea eagles, golden eagles and puffins. It may sound obvious, but your whale watching ...

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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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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 ...

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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