Music and festivals

Kintyre is a must-visit destination for any live music lover with no less than six major music festivals taking place there. The Mull of Kintyre may have been immortalised in the eponymous hit by Paul McCartney and Wings, but since then the entire peninsula has developed a vibrant music scene of its own.

There’s a thriving gig scene in Campbeltown, Kintyre’s main town, but there’s music to be found from top to bottom of this wild and remote part of Argyll. You can even enjoy an intimate music festival on the beautiful island of Gigha. Tarbert hosts an annual music festival too.