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Oban

The chances are pretty high, if you're coming to Coll, that you'll pass through Oban. It's the main hub to the world beyond our wee rock.

I rarely pass a personal comment but I rather like Oban. Having lived close to several similarly sized towns, Oban is pleasantly dynamic and friendly. Being a hub for so many islands helps maintain a fresh aura and you'll often bump into other islanders you know.

The population of Oban is around 8,500 but summer visitors may swells this to some 25,000!
In the summer, accommodation can be difficult to find, and expensive.

Being called "The seafood capital of Scotland", Oban has a fine and well deserved reputation for fish. However, or perhaps, if you're a lover of shell-fish it may be worth your while to wait and experience the freshness Coll has to offer!


Oban information

For all you'll need to know about Oban please look here:
LOVE OBAN - SEAFOOD CAPITAL OF SCOTLAND.

Oban is located here

Oban has good connections with the world beyond:

  • Train: Scotrail
  • Bus/coach: West Coast Motors and City Link
  • Ferry: CalMac
  • Taxi: available from the rank in front of the railway station, Station Square
  • Cycling: Oban is on Route 78 of the National Cycle Network, Fort William to Campbeltown
  • Plane: Connel airport (~8 miles) serves Coll, Colonsay, Islay & Tiree. More info

Oban information

For all you'll need to know about Oban please look here:
LOVE OBAN - SEAFOOD CAPITAL OF SCOTLAND.

Oban is located here

Oban has good connections with the world beyond:

  • Train: Scotrail
  • Bus/coach: West Coast Motors and City Link
  • Ferry: CalMac
  • Taxi: available from the rank in front of the railway station, Station Square
  • Cycling: Oban is on Route 78 of the National Cycle Network, Fort William to Campbeltown
  • Plane: Connel airport (~8 miles) serves Coll, Colonsay, Islay & Tiree. More info