Live Webcam at Oban Harbour - Scotland
More info: Oban is a picturesque seaside town on the west coast of Scotland and is the ferry hub for the islands of the Hebrides. The town lies in a crescent occupying the hills surrounding Oban Bay
Oban Harbour is a busy working port and is a vital lifeline to many of the islands nearby with Caledonian MacBrayne ferries making regular trips to Mull, Lismore, Tiree, Coll, Colonsay and Barra.
Sheltered by the Island of Kerrera yet close to the open sea, Oban Bay Harbour is open to shipping in most weathers and operates around the clock, handling over 13,000 vessels annually. The port is home to many commercial, fishing, fish-farm and leisure vessels and is increasingly a port-of call for cruise liners.
The main commercial centre of Oban is based along the sea-front from the many hotels and guest houses of the Esplanade to the shops, restaurants and bars of the town centre. The residential areas occupy the slopes and terraces leading back from the main streets. Many of these terraces are raised beaches and extinct cliffs formed at the end of the last ice-age, and consequently the streets of Oban are pretty steep.
Oban has one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, and is one of less than a dozen functioning distilleries in Scotland that can document their history back to the 18th century.