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Festival of the Sea at Oban Marina

By Val Ellis last modified Apr 21, 2010 09:07 AM

Published: 2010-04-21 09:07:56
Countries: United Kingdom

Monday 31st May, 11:00-16:00

Oban Marina is once again hosting several regattas and events during the coming months as well as a great new free initiative in association with the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). The Oban Marina Festival of the Sea will take place on Monday 31st May and will be the culmination of a fantastic 10-day programme. Starting at 11am until 4pm, a complimentary shuttle service will run from North Pier, Oban, Everyone will be welcome to this great day out to celebrate the marine environment.

As well as a boat trip around the salmon fish farms owned by Scottish Sea Farms (Marks & Spencer's famous salmon), visitors will be able to sample delicious local seafood served in the Waypoint Seafood Grill & Bar. With 20 interesting specialist stalls and displays, there's also something for those who like history with talks about the marina's heritage as a WWII seaplane base and the unveiling of a new living sculpture with plenty of local history - a fully restored seaplane Pegasus engine has been donated by the War & Peace Museum and will now take pride of place on display as visitors come ashore. Several boats will be on display and visitors will be allowed on board the lifeboat and other vessels.

With live music, a spit roast and other tantalising offers associated with the sea, it will be a great day out for locals and visitors alike.

The festival aims to bring together local businesses, organisations and agencies with marine scientists to create an exciting programme of events for both locals and visitors to Argyll to celebrate the marine environment.
See www.marinesciencefestival.com for more details.

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