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Romance in Oban

McCaig’s Tower is a prominent figure for anyone who visits Oban, sitting high on the hill overlooking the bay. It is a popular attraction with visitors, not only for the breath taking panoramic views but also for the almost Roman feel to it.

In fact a guest from America last Saturday chose this as the location to ask his girlfriend the most important question he will ever ask, to be his wife. He chose this location not only for spectacular views but also due to the fact his, and soon to be her, surname is McCaig and he felt this gave them a special link to the site.

To make the event even more special, he had previously liaised with the Loch Melfort Hotel to arrange for a bagpiper to be waiting at the tower to play a specially chosen song. To see a video of this, visit the Loch Melfort Facebook page where there is a link to a video Mr McCaig sent to us, or watch it on our Youtube channel.

The happy couple then enjoyed a tour of the bay on a coastal connections trip before heading back to Loch Melfort Hotel to celebrate with a bottle of bubbly and a four course meal in our 2 AA Rosette dining room.

Perhaps they’ll return to Loch Melfort and hold the wedding here as well, or perhaps they’ll follow in the footsteps of Oban High School teachers Jim Maxwell and Margaret Milligan whose marriage was the first to be conducted in McCaig’s Tower and was reported in the Oban Times published 11 July 2003.