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Gigha

This special island was named by the Vikings ‘Gudey’ – the ‘Good Island’ or ‘God’s Island’. Low lying, with a mild climate and low rainfall it is a fertile place with good arable land.

With its superb beaches, famous garden, golf course, network of paths, and award winning Boathouse Café it is a great place to visit at any time of the year.

One highlight is the Achamore Gardens established from 1945 by Sir James Horlick. The 40 acre garden has many rare and unusual plants including an exceptional collection of rhododendrons.

Gigha is perhaps most famous for being owned by the community since 2002. The community buy-out has transformed the economy of the island.

There is a range of accommodation.

Frequent car ferry service from Tayinloan

Find out more on Gigha from Wikipedia

Accommodation in Gigha:

Isle of Gigha »

This small island, only six miles long, lies parallel to the coast of Kintyre, in a sheltered spot with a gentle microclimate of its own.

Achamore Gardens »

Beautiful and interesting gardens full of rhododendrons, azaleas and semi-exotic plants. Open all year from dawn to dusk. A regular ferry service from Tayinloan.