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Whisky Adventures in Argyll: Distillery Tours, History & Beyond

Whisky Adventures in Argyll: Distillery Tours, History & Beyond

Argyll has a rich history when it comes to whisky production, dating way back to the early 17th century. The region's abundant natural resources, including fertile soil, peat bogs, and fresh water, make it an ideal location for whisky-making. Today, Argyll & the...

Music Events in the West Highlands and Islands

Music Events in the West Highlands and Islands

FROM INTIMATE GATHERINGS TO LARGE FESTIVALS Music is an integral part of Scottish culture, with origins tracing back thousands of years. The Scottish music scene is world-renowned, blending tradition with the latest technologies to create truly extraordinary sounds....

The History Behind Town Names in the West Highlands of Scotland

The History Behind Town Names in the West Highlands of Scotland

The West Highlands of Scotland is a region steeped in history and rich in culture. Its charming towns and lesser-trodden villages bear the marks of its past, and their names offer clues to the area's fascinating history. From the ancient Gaelic roots of Inveraray and...

And the winner is …

And the winner is …

Argyll hotelier’s contribution to tourism celebrated at Scottish Thistle Awards Calum Ross, managing director and proprietor of the Loch Melfort Hotel received the prestigious Silver Thistle Award which celebrates an established figure within the Scottish tourism and...

Beginners guide to hill walking and hiking in the Scottish Highlands

Beginners guide to hill walking and hiking in the Scottish Highlands

It’s never too late to take to the hills in Scotland! From small coastal strolls (just perfect for part-time ramblers) to gargantuan Munros (that promise world-famous summit views), the Scottish Highlands provides a playground for all abilities. Hillwalking and hiking...

Last-minute Highland Christmas Gift ideas for 2022

Last-minute Highland Christmas Gift ideas for 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to shop in the Highlands! The joy of giving gifts can be traced back to the original nativity story, when three wise men arrived in Bethlehem bearing gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. These days, Christmas is a time to...

Spooky Halloween ghost stories from the Scottish Highlands

Spooky Halloween ghost stories from the Scottish Highlands

The beautiful Highlands have long since left visitors in awe of their majesty, but did you know this area of Scotland has stories that will make your spine tingle with fear? We have compiled our favourite tales from the surrounding areas, just in time for the...

Caitlin: Duty Manager

Caitlin: Duty Manager

How long have you been working at the hotel? Since November 2021 What was your previous job? I studied international Business with German and French at Glasgow Caledonian University. During this time and through Summers, I worked part-time in shops, restaurants, and...

Emma: General Assistant

Emma: General Assistant

How long have you been working at the hotel? Since February 2022 What was your previous job? Commie Chef How and where did you get your hospitality job experience? I’ve worked in hospitality since I left school. What is the best part of your job? Working with guests...

Highland wildlife & plant spotting on the grounds of Loch Melfort

Highland wildlife & plant spotting on the grounds of Loch Melfort

This is not the first time we’ve written a blog about Highland wildlife. In the past, we’ve provided handy overviews of the local boat trips that promise friendly seal spottings (and even the occasional whale!) We’ve also covered our Top 10 places to spot wildlife in...

Wild Swimming in the North West Highlands with Dan the Merman

Wild Swimming in the North West Highlands with Dan the Merman

"Argyll, especially the mid-Argyll area, is the perfect adventure playground for safe, varied, and awe-inspiring wild swimming/snorkelling."   Argyll's local swim coach and wild swimming guide Dan Coyle (aka Dan the Merman) has long been drawn to this coastline...

A Highland day out: Things to do with the family & kids near Oban

A Highland day out: Things to do with the family & kids near Oban

Grab your day bag, a camera, and your swim gear (yes, really!), and get ready for a day out that will be sure to leave the kids tired out and happy. There's plenty to keep the little ones (and the big kids) entertained around the grounds of Loch Melfort Hotel. We...

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