“The advice from everyone is so helpful, without that I would be where I am now. “It’s all really fun, so you’ve got to think about that as well.” READ MORE: Campbell's Bluebird K3 to rule the waves again Oban, who wants to be an airline pilot, has worked hard to get where she is, recording more than 250 hours of powerboat training in one year.She said her interest was sparked when she was eight years old and joined her family for a day out on a rigid-hulled inflatable boat.It's also the jump-off point for all the Cal-Mac ferries to the Inner and Outer Hebrides, which I use frequently as I paint the West Coast of Scotland.I'm also interested in history and Oban was a big base for Coastal Command during the war and played a major role in our nation's protection - Catalinas and Sunderlands flew out of Oban during the Battle of the Atlantic.Eeusk (Gaelic for fish) on the North Pier (01631 565666) is also an excellent fish restaurant and both the Manor House Hotel (see above) and The Waterfront Restaurant, on the Railway Pier (01631 563110), are great. To the Oban Distillery in the middle of town on the seafront.Also look at the brand-new, tiny but fabulous Juicy Roast café on Argyll Street. Coast and Eeusk (see above) also work in the evening but The Seafood Temple Gallanch Road (01631 566000) is exceptional for fish and seafood. It is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, built in 1794 - the town grew up around it.
But for daredevil Oban Duncan, from Balloch, there is nothing more satisfying than taking her powerboat for a high-speed spin on Loch Lomond.Specific permits for Loch Oude can be purchased from Kilmelford Village Shop and for Loch Scammadale, you can find them at Scammadale Farm.For a truly relaxing trip, three man boats can be hired for a week at these lochs allowing you to take to take to the open water and enjoy the tranquillity of Argyll’s countryside. It is committed to providing guests with a positive experience thanks to its commendable service and good value.This property may pay a bit more to be in this Programme. It is committed to providing guests with a positive experience thanks to its commendable service and good value.