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Isle of Gigha

The Isle of Gigha lies off the west of the Mull of Kintyre and East of Islay. Getting to the island is fairly straight forward. Get to the Mull of Kintyre, a number of miles south of Tarbert you will come to the small village of Tayinloan where a ferry travels to and fro to the island. Gigha like the island of Eigg is community owned, ie, owned by the people for the people. Because of this there is a great sense of achievement and positiveness on the island.

Although the island is not very big being about seven miles long and about a mile and a half wide the scenery and beaches are idyllic, the welcome warm and there are many things to do and see. There are many places to stay including the community run Gigha Hotel with its adjoining self catering accommodation. Gigha has a golf course of 9 holes situated at Tarbert Farm. Although a small course it is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. There are also famous gardens at Achamore to be visited and is considered by many to be one of the best gardens in Scotland.

 

Tall Ship in Rothesay Bay, Bute, Argyll, Scotland

The isle of Gigha is the most southerly of the inner hebridean islands and is quite a bit warmer than most. Because of this plants thrive and the vegetation on the island is superb.

There is long history to this enchanting place but as the community bought the island recently, that particular event is worth mentioning. The island was marketed by the then owners the Holt family in late summer 2001. The local MSP George Lyon helped steer the islanders to buy the island for the community and this has now set the mould for the island in its present form.

If you are interested in learning more about this or might be interested in living on the island then why not read the communities own information about this on their website.

Isle of Gigha, Argyll, Scotland

 

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