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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Ardminish Stores

A general store selling all manner of foods and drinks including an off sales and fuel station.

Post Office House
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AA

Tel: 01583 505251

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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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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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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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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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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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Isle of Gigha Golf Course

Gigha’s very own lovely little 9-hole golf course offers you the most wonderful panoramic views of the island and mainland.

The course has three par 3s and s...

Gigha Golf Club
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AA

Tel: 07917 733159

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Provident Sailing

A holiday on Provident will introduce you to the fabulous west coast of Scotland, exploring the islands, coasts, harbours and hills of Argyll and the southwe...

Head Office, Dunstaffnage Marina
Dunbeg
Oban
PA37 1PX

Tel: 07549 935222

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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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