Immerse yourself in the Isle of Gigha

The Isle of Gigha is the most southerly and one of the most beautiful of the Hebridean Islands, famed for its white sandy bays.  Sitting three miles west of Kintyre, community-owned Gigha, is an enchanting small island that has been transformed following a ’community buy-out’ in 2002.

The Isle of Gigha now has a growing population and a variety of new visitor activities to complement farming and tourism. Just seven miles long by a mile and a half wide, the island is easily explored by bike, by foot or by kayak and is perfect for a day trip or weekend break.

Gigha has a long history, and may have had an important role during the Kingdom of Dalriada and is the ancestral home of Clan MacNeill. It fell under the control of the Norse and the Lords of the Isles before becoming incorporated into modern Scotland and saw a variety of conflicts during the medieval period.

Attractions on the island include Achamore Gardens, a nine-hole golf course, abundant wildlife, especially seabirds and numerous shipwrecks on the surrounding rocks and skerries.

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Getting Here

The main way to travel to and from Kintyre is by car or by bus via the A82 and then the A83 with a short ferry trip to Gigha from Tayinloan on the Kintyre peninsula.

Or if you are travelling from Southern Scotland, why not sail from Ayrshire to Campbeltown using the CalMac ferry link? This connects with the Glasgow train service.

Or cross by ferry via Arran or Cowal to Kintyre – allowing you to explore much more of the west coast.