Immerse yourself in Gigha

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.

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.

How to get to the Isle of Gigha?

Caledonian MacBrayne operate a ferry every hour from the village of Tayinloan from 8am-5pm