OBAN, ARGYLL The Seafood Capital of Scotland
Oban is a small coastal university town with around 8500 people but due to its thriving tourist industry in the summer, its growing student population and as a rural hub it provides more facilities and services than its size would suggest.
Oban is connected via trains and buses to the main Scottish population centres of Glasgow and Edinburgh (both of which have international airports). A small airport at near-by Connel and the busy ferry port connect the town to many of the diverse Hebridean islands.
The town is a hub for aquaculture, marine tourism and scientific inovation. The world leading European Marine Science Park is located just outside of Oban.
The stunning scenery offers access to many outdoor pursuits.
More information about Oban and the surrounding area can be found on our sponsor, Visit Scotland’s website.