Friday, 4 June 2010

Oban, Scotland

Another card from a friend... I received this one from Seonad, a lovely person I know from livejournal. She lives in Perth, Scotland, but visited Oban a few years ago, and sent me a postcard from her trip. :)

Card scenes: Right: The Town and Harbour. Top left: The Harbour. Bottom left: Oban from McCaig's Folly.

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. It has a total resident population of 8,120. Despite its small size, it is the largest town between Helensburgh and Fort William and during the tourist season the town can be crowded by up to 25,000 people. Oban occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorn. Oban Bay is a near perfect horseshoe bay, protected by the island of Kerrera, and beyond Kerrera is Mull. To the north is the long low island of Lismore, and the mountains of Morvern and Ardgour.

In Oban "The Gateway to the Isles" some 9.4% of the population speak Gaelic.

Attractions in Oban include the Waterfront Centre, the Cathedral of St Columba, the Oban Distillery, Dunollie Castle, Dunstaffnage Castle and McCaig's Tower, which dominates the town's skyline. [from Wikipedia]

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