The Scottish Gaelic name for Oban is An t-Òban which means 'The Little Bay'. Oban's Bay is a perfect horseshoe shape that offers spectacular sunsets.
Oban has a residential population of 8500 and is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands - the 'Gateway to the Isles' - however it has recently become better known as 'The Seafood Capital of Scotland'.
The modern town of Oban grew up around the Distillery which was founded there in 1794.
McCaig's Tower, a prominent local landmark with visitors and locals alike is worth the walk to the top of the hill as the reward is breathtaking with panoramic views over the town and across the water to the islands of Kerrera, Mull and to the Firth of Lorne.