The frontier between the West Highlands and the Islands
Oban is the frontier between the West Highlands and the Islands.
Its mild, temperate climate, warmed by the Gulf Stream,
sets it apart in a region known for its rugged natural beauty.
The proximity to the coast lends Oban some of that salted character for which the Islands are renown,
though this is as gentle as the soft rains which give the fishing town its lush surrounds.