History & Heritage
Argyll and the Isles has a rich heritage, from Bronze Age man and woman to Victorian industrialists. This fascinating history is brought to life by the many museums, heritage centres and important pre and early Christian sites, located in Argyll's landscape.
Cairns, Stone Circles, Standing Stones, Rock Art, Old Forts and Castles
Strachur Smiddy and Craftshop
The Smiddy has a long history. The first recorded reference to it was in 1791, and it continued to perform a vital function in the social and economic life of the local community until it closed in the mid-1950s. As a museum, the Smiddy offers the visitor an interesting reminder of times past. For the young visitor, the implements, artefacts and photographs on display provide a valuable aid to learning and give a realistic insight into an important aspect of Scotland's rural history.Discover