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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Top reasons to visit

Twin beaches
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Golf course
Walking & cycle routes
Dark skies
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Achamore gardens
Boats & activity centre

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The Nook Seafood Takeaway

The Nook takeaway is nestled in the old storage leanto at the front of Ardminish Stores. A transformation from a store to Gigha’s only dedicated takeaway too...

Ardminish Stores
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AA

Tel: 07557 277735

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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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West Coast Motors

Our extensive bus network across the West Coast of Scotland covering Campbeltown, Ardrishaig, Oban, Mull, Bute, Dunoon and Glasgow allows you to explore our...

Head Office, Benmhor
PA28 6DN

Tel: 01586 552319

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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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Beach View Cottage

Beach View Cottage is a 'beachy' 'chic', bright open plan cottage close to a secluded beach. The secure garden is a sun trap but beware, a cow might pop over...

Beach View Cottage
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AD

Tel: 0044 7776 023246

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Stravaigin Sailing

We are a small family run business located on Scotland’s west coast in the heart of the best cruising and adventure arena our country has to offer. Join us o...

North Pier Pontoons
PA34 5PX

Tel: 07833 103020

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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
PA41 7AA

Tel: 07881 426616

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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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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


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

Visitscotland Kintyre Way

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

Knapdale Beavers

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

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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