near the BEST WESTERN The Queens Hotel, Oban
Dating back to 1871, the Argyllshire Highland Gathering at Oban's Mossfield Park is one of the Highland Games' elder statesmen. After marching from town to the games ground, the "heavy" games commence: shot putt, hammer throwing and caber tossing.
Aug 2013 (annual)
The Royal National Mod (Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail) is the largest Gaelic festival in Scotland. The Mod is held in a different place each time. In 2011, it takes place across the Western Isles, for the fifth time.
Oct 2013 (annual)
Based in Oban, the Highlands & Islands Music and Dance Festival is a celebration of traditional Scottish culture. Combining both invitational and open events, its infectious mix of traditional dance and music was first held in 1984.
May 2013 (annual)
With its beautiful location at the head of Loch Fyne, the Inveraray Highland Games in the grounds of Inveraray Castle are particularly noted as the "friendly games". They are opened by the Duke of Argyll.
Jul 2013 (annual)
Inveraray Castle is the home of the Clan Campbell Chief MacCailien Mor. The land it sits on was a gift to the Campbells in the 11th century and they have been Dukes of Argyll since 1701.
Apr - Oct 2013 (annual)