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Isle of Gigha Holiday Guide - Scotland

Basking in the soft airs of the west, green and lush Gigha is a classic get-away-from-it all, gently-paced, destination.

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. Visit the island’s Achamore Gardens, where rare rhododendrons and camellias thrive in the shelter of the woodlands.

A favoured spot with standing stones and cairns Gigha is noted for its sense of tranquillity, its gentle contours and little coves and beaches.

A community buy-out in 2002 gave the island an opportunity to improve its economic outlook, with, for example, housing improvements and craft units part of a plan for its future well-being. For more information on how to get there, go to the Caledonian MacBrayne website.