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How to find the Northern Lights in the Scottish Highlands

How to find the Northern Lights in the Scottish Highlands

The allure of witnessing the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, dancing across the night sky is a dream for many of us. Particularly here in Scotland, where there’s been heightened anticipation that 2024 could be the best year in over a decade to witness this...

Vacancy: General Assistant

Vacancy: General Assistant

General Assistant at Loch Melfort Hotel - £12.00 per hour, excellent live in accomodation, equal share of tronc (10% service charge) As a General Assistant, you are the heart of our operation and we are looking for individuals who share our energy and passion and will...

Vacancy: Chef De Partie

Vacancy: Chef De Partie

Chef De Partie, £13.50 per hour. Excellent free accommodation facilities. Equal Share of tronc (10% service charge) Loch Melfort Hotel is a beautiful family-run country house hotel, nestled on the Argyll coast near the town of Oban. We are looking for a Chef De Partie...

Vacancy: Sous Chef

Vacancy: Sous Chef

Sous Chef £37,500, 48 hours a week. 55 days paid holiday per year. Package includes TOIL or Paid overtime on top, tronc share, free excellent accommodation and benefits. Loch Melfort Hotel is a beautiful family-run country house hotel, nestled on the Argyll coast near...

Winter Adventure Activities in and near Oban

Winter Adventure Activities in and near Oban

The quaint coastal town of Oban, a hub of tourist activity in the warmer months weaves a different kind of magic during winter. As it dons its frosty cloak, outdoor enthusiasts and thrill seekers from far and wide are drawn to this picture postcard area. From wild...

Christmas Gifts from the Highlands of Scotland

Christmas Gifts from the Highlands of Scotland

As the festive season fast approaches, it's the perfect time to discover Christmas gifts from the Scottish Highlands, something a little unusual and bound to be different. If your special someone adores quirky artisan gifts, an indulgent pamper session, or they’re a...

Cosy Winter Breaks

Cosy Winter Breaks

Crisp blue skies, cool calm waters, and tranquil surroundings. A winter break at Loch Melfort Hotel will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Expect fabulous sunsets during the day and when darkness settles, the skies above twinkle with millions of stars. From...

Castles, Lochs, and Legends: A Journey Through Historic Argyll

Castles, Lochs, and Legends: A Journey Through Historic Argyll

Set in the heart of Scotland is the historic region of Argyll where rich heritage and ancient tales have converged over centuries. From its awe-inspiring castles perched along the rugged coastline to the tranquil lochs hidden amidst green landscapes, Argyll invites...

Escape the Ordinary: Things to do in Oban

Escape the Ordinary: Things to do in Oban

Oban is fondly known as the “Seafood Capital of Scotland”. The town’s location is hugely significant on Scotland’s west coast, its sheltered harbour provides a haven for boats of all sizes and serves as a gateway to the Hebridean islands. Visitors are drawn to this...

Argyll Sunsets: Best photography spots in the West Scottish Highlands

Argyll Sunsets: Best photography spots in the West Scottish Highlands

Scotland boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. But it is especially magical on a clear night, when the sun is disappearing below the horizon against silhouettes of island coastlines, castles, and is reflected on the surface of local lochs. The west...

Adventure of a Lifetime: Sailing holidays in Argyll & The Isles

Adventure of a Lifetime: Sailing holidays in Argyll & The Isles

West Scotland, otherwise known as Scotland’s Adventure Coast, is renowned as one of the top destinations for sailing holidays in the world with its pristine waters, beautiful scenery and abundance of harbours. There are a number of mental and physical health benefits...

Fall Into Autumn and Winter

Fall Into Autumn and Winter

Autumn and Winter are the seasons to pack your bags and seek out those hidden gems closer to home. What better place to start than the lesser-explored trails around Loch Melfort Hotel; they don’t call it Argyll's Secret Coast for nothing! For most, the remote forests...

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