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Oban

(ō`bən), town (1991 pop. 8,000), Argyll and Bute, W Scotland, on the Firth of Lorn. A port and seaside resort, its circular bay makes a fine yacht basin. Highland Games are held there each September. Near the ruins of Dunollie Castle, a 12th-century fortress, is a huge rock called the Dog Stone, to which the Gaelic hero Fingal is said to have chained his giant dog Bran.

Oban

a small port and resort in W Scotland, in Argyll and Bute on the Firth of Lorne. Pop.: 8120 (2001)
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