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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...

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...

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