Oban, known as the 'Gateway to the Isles', is the
largest port in the west of Scotland, and the main ferry terminus
for the Hebrides. Oban is a popular resort, overlooking a beautiful
sheltered bay and having many visitors attractions. Oban is easily
reached from Central Scotland by taking the A82 which skirts
the west side of Loch Lomond, if you are travelling from Glasgow.
The town is the starting point for car ferries to Mull, Coll,
Tiree, Barra, South Uist, Colonsay, Lismore and Islay. From these
islands you can travel further afield to Iona, Staffa and to
many of the smaller less well known isles. Caledonian MacBrayne
operate an extensive ferry service from Oban. There is an 18
hole golf course close to Oban town centre.