Travelling to Oban
By Road - 97 miles from Glasgow to Oban
By Train - ScotRail
By Air - Oban Airport - (This includes regular flights to Coll, Tiree, Colonsay and Islay. Oban Airport welcomes private pilots and commercial charters from around the UK and Europe who fly in to explore the area and spend time in Oban and beyond.)
Check the information on Getting to Oban
Oban is a vibrant town on the West Coast of Scotland. With a population of around 9000 this grows to host up to 25000 visitors in the summer months. Oban, meaning little bay in Gaelic, has a busy port which carries passengers to the Islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides. The pier is also home to many fishing boats which supply much of Scotland and Europe with their fresh catch, as well as the highly accredited local seafood restaurants.
Our registrars can travel to a variety of other beautiful venues and locations in the area, each offering a warm West Coast welcome and beautiful cascading views. The area is rich in history with numerous historic sites to visit. These can provide dramatic back drops to your wedding photos or marriage ceremony, some of which allow couples to hold their wedding ceremony inside or in the grounds of the castle or monument.
Oban has many activities for families and those interested in outdoor pursuits. Set on the coast there are various beaches. Popular for sailing, Oban has recently opened its own marina. The Oban Distillery, distils Oban single malt whisky.
Oban Marriage Room
Oban Registration Office is situated in the town centre and has its own marriage room which can hold up to 25 guests. The room has neutral decor to which a couple can add their own touches if they wish. Chosen music can be linked to our Bluetooth speakers and you may want to video link to friends and family who are not able to make it for your big day. The building has wheelchair access, toilets and there is a car park to the rear. Witnesses can be provided if a couple want to steal away just by themselves.
The Registrars in Oban offer a service which guides you through your marriage legalities and civil ceremony and will work with you to make your own special day the way you imagine. We look forward to welcoming you to our town.
Isle of Kerrera
The Isle of Kerrera is just across from Oban bay, a short ferry ride brings you over to either the North or South Island. With a population of around 70 people the island is 4 miles long and is home to Gylen Castle built in 1582 by Clan MacDougall. This is a popular place to marry as there are panoramic views of the sea and neighbouring Island. The castle offers a dramatic backdrop for photos and the island as all on the west coast has a very special atmosphere.
There are plenty of wildlife and long and short trails
Easdale Island is one of the west coasts slate Island. It has a population of around 60 people and a bar and restaurant and village hall. It is also home to the world stone skimming championships every September.
The 5 minute ferry journey from Seil (15 miles South of Oban) brings you into a welcoming and thriving community and unrivalled views of the firth of Lorn and a quaint untouched village of cottages which were originally built for the community working in the slate quarries. These houses are a mixture of locals and holiday homes which provides a lovely inclusive community spirit.
The Island of Luing is another of the west coasts slate islands, it’s easy to reach by the Cuan Ferry 15 miles south of Oban. The Island is an unspoilt beauty with wonderful sunsets and many wild animals and flowers. You can explore the island by foot, car or bicycle.