The Isle of Gigha

Welcome to the community-owned Isle of Gigha, the most southerly and one of 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, less than three hours drive from the city of Glasgow.

Gigha is breathtaking – silver beaches and beautiful bays, clear green seas, stunning views and amazing sunsets, lochs and gently sloping hillsides, as well as a plentiful variety of wildlife and birdlife. You can enjoy exploring the many archaeological and historic sites or welcome the peace and beauty of a walk or cycle. Whatever the time of year you can immerse yourself in the colours of Achamore Gardens that benefit from Gigha being low lying and influenced by the North Atlantic Drift resulting in the climate being drier and warmer than that normally associated with the west coast of Scotland. 

Gigha Boats and Activity Centre

The beautiful water surrounding the island is perfect for paddle boarding, kayaking, or just taking a wee dip! 

The Gigha Boats and Activity Centre hire out Kayaks, Paddle Boards as well as bicycles that you can use to explore the island.

To make enquiries please call Craig or Lynn on 07549 682700. 

 

The Boathouse

The Boathouse Restaurant has a great reputation for the finest Scottish seafood, which is sourced locally. 

The Boathouse have gained recognition from the Michelin Guide four years running, and it is a definite must to try their delicious food for yourselves!

Visit their website at: https://boathouseongigha.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boathousegigha/

Call 01583 505 123 or email eat@boathouseongigha.com 

Achamore Gardens and Rangers

Created by Colonel Sir James Horlick with the assistance of Gardener Kitty Lloyd Jones in 1944, Achamore Gardens is the home of Horlick’s renowned Rhododendron and Camellia Collection. Flourishing in Gigha's warm microclimate, the 54-acre Gardens hosts many notable and unusual plants and trees from around the world. 

Our island Rangers are now offering guided walks, and if you would like to find out any more information please visit their Facebook page Isle of Gigha Ranger Service | Facebook 

During the COVI-19 pandemic, please acknowledge signage and opening hours and adhere to any restrictions rules that are in place. Thank You!

Local store and post office

The Ardminish Stores and post office, is fully stocked with fresh fruit and veg, dairy, bread and a variety of fresh and frozen products.

They have the wee deli selling local products including Gigha Halibut, home made jams and chutney, and they also stock a wide range of wines and spirits too.

The fuel pumps have been filled with petrol and diesel. Marine diesel (red) is also available as well as coal and peat.  

Gigha Hotel, Bar and Restaurant

The Gigha Hotel has a bar and restaurant that is open to all island residents. They have a comfortable dining area, and cosy bar. The menu has a wide selection of locally sourced fish, Scottish Beef and Lamb.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic you have to be seated at a table, and it is best to book in advance.

Please telephone 01583 505 254 to make a reservation.

Wee Isle Dairy

Wee Isle Dairy is a family-run business based at Tarbert Farm, a small dairy farm near the north of the island. Here they milk around 60 cows to produce the wonderfully rich whole milk used in the artisan ice cream.

Wee Isle Ice Cream - There's a range of six delicious flavours to enjoy: Chocolate, Raspberry, Strawberry, Vanilla, Mocha and Bramble & Whisky.

Wee Isle Milk - Pastuerised whole milk is also produced in glass bottles.

Both milk and ice cream can be purchased locally at Ardminish Stores on the island.

If you would like more information about Wee Isle Dairy products you can contact them on:

Telephone - 01583 505 400

Email - gigha@atlas.co.uk

Gigha's Natural Skincare

Beautiful Natural Skincare created on The Isle of Gigha.

GNS offer a gorgeous range of skincare, which you can purchase in their shop on the island, or online. The ingredients are ethically and sustainably sourced, no animal products are used and none of the ingredients or products are ever tested on animals. They also have beautiful candles, hand crafted cards and Kintyre Soaps. 

While you are staying on the Isle of Gigha you can also treat yourself, and book in for a sensual massage, a session of Reiki healing, or Ear candling. 

Ferry to Gigha

Caledonian MacBrayne runs a vehicle and passenger ferry to Gigha all year round. The sailing from Tayinloan, Kintyre, is only a 20-minute crossing.

Bookings can only be made by commerical vehicles and tickets can only be purchased once on board the ferry.

For ferry timetables and fares, please visit: https://www.calmac.co.uk/tayinloan-gigha-gigha-ferry-winter-timetable