Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 17. Oban

Oban (An t-Òban as the road signs have it) is not far from Connel and is the main departure port for Mull and the Inner Hebrides.

Its most famous landmark is McCaig’s Tower sometimes known as McCaig’s Folly. Note the Gaelic on the road sign to Campbeltown at bottom of picture.

However, hidden back from the road so we were on it unexpectedly, lies a fully blown Art Deco hotel, The Regent!

Below is a stitch to get the whole frontage in.

It’s obviously seen better days but it’s still a working hotel and a delight to see.

Edited to add:- The windows look as if they might even be original.

There are not one, not two, but three photos on flickr.

As we were walking along the prom a bit earlier we noticed a seaplane taking off from the harbour area, doubtless flying to one or more of the many islands dotting Scotland’s west coast. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

The town was very busy the day we were there. I suppose it’s like that all summer.

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