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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Isle of Gigha Pontoons

The Isle of Gigha has been welcoming yachts for many years, both as a safe anchorage when sailing the West Coast, transiting the Mull of Kintyre, or cruising...

Isle Of Gigha Moorings And Pontoons
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AA

Tel: 01583 427300

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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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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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CHARTS (Culture Heritage & Arts Assembly, Argyll & Isles)

CHARTS is a growing network of artists, makers, producers and spaces, who value creativity and the impact it has on individuals, communities and visitors to...

c/o Mackay & Co CA
120 George Street
Oban
PA34 5NT

Tel: 01499 305 055

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Ceol Mara

The stunning island home is just five minutes walk across the field to a sandy beach with shallow turquoise water. You'll find all you need in this home away...

Ceol Mara
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AA

Tel: 07594 663407

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Isle of Gigha Ranger Service

The Isle of Gigha Ranger Service set up by the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust in 2020 is responsible for promoting and protecting the island's natural, cultura...

Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust
Craft Workshop 1
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AA

Tel: 01583 505390

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The Tartan Road

Working all over Argyll & the Isles, we create luxury Scottish holidays tailored exclusively for each client. Specialising in self-drive and chauffeured...

Head Office, Lora Villa
Connel
Oban
PA37 1PD

Tel: +44 (0)1631 402 066

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McKinlay Kidd Ltd

Award-winning specialist tour operator making holidays differently throughout Argyll and the Isles. At McKinlay Kidd, we like to get up close and personal wi...

Head Office, McKinlay Kidd
6/1 (front) The Hatrack
144 St Vincent St
Glasgow
G2 5LQ

Tel: 0141 260 9260

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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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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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