Oban Stories and Tips

Oban, area and railway.

Oban is a major port for the islands. It gives access to Mull, Colonsay and Islay, Coll, Tiree, Barra and South Uist. It is also something of a resort. On the mainland ther is a road up to Fort William, one inland to Crianlarich and one south to Lochgilphead, Kennacraig, min port for Islay, Tayinloan, the port for the garden island of Gigha and eventually to the Mull of Kintyre.
Loch Awe on the road to Crianlarich is big and lovely with roads running along both sides and Inverary on Loch Fyne, the centre of the Clan Campbell, should be seen if possible.


The railway line to Glasgow is splendid but persoally I should put it slightly behind the Mallaig and Kyle lines, scarcely insulting to it. The part from Tyndrum to Glasgow is described as part of the Glasgow - Mallaig line in my Fort William and Lochaber journal. From Oban to Tyndrum there is fine woodland scenery with some spectacular gorges as well as lovely stretches beside lochs.

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