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Campbeltown - Gigha Island Walking Tour (half day)

The Isle of Gigha is the most southerly and, perhaps, the most beautiful of the Hebridean Islands. Seven miles long by a mile and a half wide, Gigha is situated three miles west of the Kintyre peninsula. During your walk here your guide will explain the islands recent history since its community buy out just 3 years ago. For many decades before community ownership Gigha had been in decline; a shrinking community of fishermen and farmers. In the early 1970's there were nearly 200 inhabitants by 2002 there were less than 100. Where there had been 30 children in the school there were now 7, where once there were 10 farms 3 remained. Since the buy out in 2002, the population has already increased to 121, the school now has 13 pupils and new industry, business and houses are being built. It is an exciting time on this beautiful little island!

Arrive on the island from the 20 minute roll-on roll-off ferry journey from Tayinloan on the mainland. Gigha has always enjoyed a special reputation for the variety of scenery, wild and birdlife; peace and quiet and total relaxation that it offers. This is only surpassed by the friendliness of the Gigha residents. Gigha is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, and because it is low lying and influenced by the North Atlantic Drift the climate is drier and warmer than that normally associated with the west coast of Scotland. The island can boast beautiful bays, stunning views and breathtaking sunsets, lochs and gently sloping hillsides as well as a plentiful variety of wild and birdlife. The climate directly influences the world famous Achamore Gardens - over 50 acres of rare and unusual plants surrounded by picturesque woodland.

Visit Achamore Gardens during your guided walk today and experience all that is uniquely special to this charming island - a truely Scottish experience.
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Tours in Campbeltown

Gigha Island
Skipness Castle
Inverary and Castle

Ports in Scotland

Aberdeen
Anstruther
Ayr
Campbeltown
Dundee
Edinburgh
Greenock
Holy Loch
Inverary
Invergordon
Iona & Staffa
Kirkwall
Lerwick
Mull
Oban
Peterhead
Portree
Scrabster
Stornoway
Ullapool
Thanks to Scottish Viewpoint,Royal Yacht Britannia and Historic Scotland for images