Isle of Gigha

Scotland's Adventure Coast

The Isle of Gigha is 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 variety of new visitor activities. 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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Achamore Lodge B&B

Nestled in the trees to the south of the island, the house was the Lodge house for Achamore House and later its world famous Achamore Gardens. The Lodge has...

Achamore Lodge
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AD

Tel: 01583 505099

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Heathery Heights

Heathery Heights offers bespoke guided walks and tailored outdoor experiences for individuals and small groups across Argyll & the Isles. With so much on...

Head Office, Heathery Heights
Upper Erskine
Manse Brae
PA31 8QZ

Tel: 07899 765240

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The Yurt Experience

This traditional handmade Yurt sleeps 4 people and is the only one on the island. The yurt is set in a private garden alongside chickens, herbs, and vegetabl...

Ardminish Stores
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AA

Tel: 01583505251

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Boathouse Restaurant

The Boathouse is a family owned restaurant with a great reputation for the finest Scottish seafood on the West coast of Scotland, most of which is landed on...

Boathouse Restaurant
Isle of Gigha
Argyll
PA28 6LA

Tel: 01583 505123

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Dark Skies Gigha

Gigha’s night sky on a clear night is exceptional with a Bortle rating of 2 (1 is the darkest skies and 9 corresponds with inner city skies). Thousands of st...

Dark Skies Gigha
Isle of Gigha
Argyll
PA41 7AA

Tel: 01583 505390

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Isle of Gigha Activity Centre

Located just a short walk from the ferry slip, the Activity Centre offers the chance to hire kayaks, paddle boards, wetsuits and snorkels; perfect for explor...

Isle Of Gigha Activity Centre
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AA

Tel: 07549 682700

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Achamore Garden

In the early 20th century Achamore Gardens was mostly woodland, planted to provide cover for rabbits, pheasants, and other game animals for shooting. Gardene...

Achamore Gardens
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AD

Tel: 01583 505390

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Gigha's Natural Skincare

Situated at the Craft Units, Gigha's Natural Skincare promotes an affordable Skincare Range made with active plant materials free from harmful parabens, mine...

Craft Unit 2
Isle of Gigha
Argyll
PA41 7AA

Tel: 07881 426616

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Walking & Cycling

Leave the car on the mainland, slow down and enjoy the beauty of the Isle of Gigha on foot or by e-bike.  The Gateway to Gigha is an interlinking path network, with online and physical interpretation along 22km of path networks and provides access to key sites of historic interest and stunning viewpoints.

Please follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code whilst visiting Gigha. A paper guide is available on the island or can be downloaded here.

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Must Visit Places

CAMPBELTOWN & KINTYRE

Once proclaimed ‘the whisky capital of the world,’ Campbeltown situated on the beautiful peninsula of Kintyre is one of Argyll's largest towns.

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Visitscotland Kintyre Way
KNAPDALE

Knapdale is a place sculpted by the great forces of nature and it’s here that beavers have been reintroduced into Scotland. 

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Knapdale Beavers
TARBERT

Tarbert on Loch Fyne is an attractive village which for many visitors acts as the gateway to the beautiful peninsula of Kintyre

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Tarbert Harbour Marina

Getting here

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Planning your journey

The main way to travel to and from the Isle of Gigha is by car or by bus via the A82 and then the A83 following the road towards Campbeltown.

You then need to take a short ferry trip with Calmac to Gigha from Tayinloan on the Kintyre pennisula.

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

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