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Oban, a port and parliamentary borough, in Argyllshire, on the W. coast of Scotland. Delightfully situated in a deep recess of the Firth of Lorn, with a perfectly safe harbour, and surrounded by picturesque scenery, it has recently become a great centre for tourists and yachtsmen. Steamers ply daily to Glasgow, 96 miles distant, and to the Caledonian Canal and Inverness, whilst a railway gives access to the central and eastern districts. Except fishing and whisky-distilling, there are no industries, but the trade is considerable.