The Games celebrate our rich culture and heritage with field and track events, piping and Highland dancing competitions and ‘heavy events’ including the world championships for tossing the caber.
July 16, 2013
July 18, 2013
With traditionally kilted strongmen picking up, walking with and then tossing the caber, others swirling round and throwing the hammer, and teams of determined men struggling to gain ground in the tug o’ war its an exciting, invigorating atmosphere even for a spectator!
July 27, 2013 – August 2, 2013
This historic and unique sailing regatta is now in its 66th year. It has evolved into the West Coast’s second biggest sailing event taking in 3 venues, Craobh, Oban and Tobermory. 1000+ competitors from around the world enjoy national and local media coverage. The event has evolved a distinctive blend of competitive racing combined with a varied and full programme of family social events
August 22, 2013
Every August, Oban is the place to be to enjoy a highland games that is unsurpassed by any other. In the Track and Field events and in the Dancing many of the competitions are for Scottish championship titles and in the solo Piping, the competitions are for World championship titles.
August 23, 2013 – August 25, 2013
Try our Artmap trail, and you may find 33 different answers to these questions. Furthermore, you may find inspiration yourself, both from the beautiful scenery of Argyll, and from seeing this landscape through the eyes of these 33 different artists who live and create here.
August 24, 2013
The fourth Oban Sea Kayak Race is on Saturday 24th August 2013 at 1pm and is open to single or double sea kayaks, sea kayak teams and a new performance race category including ocean surf ski.
The race begins and ends at Oban on Scotland’s beautiful west coast and covers a distance of 20km. The race circumnavigates the beautiful and rugged Island of Kerrera. It’s a demanding route, through remote and exposed waters, but one that promises a memorable and fun event.
All proceeds from Oban Sea Kayak Race will be in aid of Oban Lifeboat. The 2012 race raised £1800 for Oban’s Lifeboat.
September 28, 2013
Contestants hail from around the world and the championships now attract over 300 participants and many spectators. Anyone of any age and any level of skill can enter the championships.