The Scottish Association for Marine Science is an independent non-profit membership organisation founded in 1884 by Sir John Murray. Since then, SAMS has developed to an internationally established research centre studying all aspects of the marine system, providing education (BSc, MSc, MRes, PhD) and scientific knowledge for society, policy makers and business.
Getting to Oban
Oban is well connected to Glasgow and Edinburgh airports via public transport (bus and train) and reachable by car (roughly 85 miles and 115 miles respectively). For direction with Google click here
More detailed information on how to get there can be found here
Getting from Oban to SAMS
Shuttle buses will run between Oban and SAMS on the 10th, 11th and 12th July.
Mornings: Two conference buses will leave Oban Station Square at 08:20 each day to transport delegates to SAMS, making an additional stop at the Corran Halls bus stop (northern end of the town’s seafront) en route.
A service bus also runs between Oban and SAMS in the morning, number 405 leaving Oban Station Square at 08:35 (also stops at Corran Halls en route) and arriving at SAMS at 08:48 (the bus fare on this service is approx. £1.50).
Afternoon/Evenings: Two conference buses will transport delegates from SAMS to Oban at the conclusion of each day, departing at 19:00 on Wednesday 10th (after the wine reception), and at 17:30 on Thursday 11th, and Friday 12th.
Service buses also run from Road End, Dunbeg (12 min walk from SAMS) to Oban approximately every half hour.
There is parking available at SAMS, however please be aware that the car park can be busy.