Welcome to the Isle of Gigha .... a true island experience.
Take the 20 minute ferry journey from Kintyre to the beautiful and welcoming Isle of Gigha.
Hello and 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.
With the self-catering cottages, Gigha Hotel, B&B options and camping to choose from, Gigha offers the perfect getaway-from-it-all break where you’ll receive the friendliest of welcomes.
Since the community buyout in 2002 the island has gone from strength to strength with a growing population that is sustainably developing its local economy.
Our website can only give you a flavour of Gigha, named by the Vikings 'Gudey', The Good Isle or God's Isle, but it is such a special place that once you visit, you will always want to return.
We look forward to welcoming you to your true Island Experience...
Maybe you are taking the 20-minute ferry ride to Gigha to seek relaxation and to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful island. Or perhaps you are looking for exhilarating and fascinating things to do.
Whatever you want from your stay, whether sitting on the silver sands of Johnny's Shore (Rubh’ A Chinn Mhor) listening to the sea, exploring the island on foot to find the spouting cave, hiring a bike to ride over to Cuddyport (Port Nam Cudean) to see the quern stone quarry and perhaps glimpse some seals ….. you will find what you’re looking for on Gigha!
Gigha has a rich history. For fascinating details of the clan of the island, ancient antiquities and where you'll find standing stones on Gigha, click here.
There is a variety of accommodation options on Gigha.
The Trust has six self-catering cottages ranging from cosy fishermans crofts to luxury converted farm buildings.
The Gigha Hotel is situated in Ardminish Village with superb views over the bay. You’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome and good food. The Hotel also runs two self-catering cottages each with their own individual character.
There are also a number of privately run self-catering cottages as well as some lovely B&Bs whose breakfasts are legendary. Ardminish Stores offer a Yurt experience with comfy beds and a wood burning stove!
The island campsite is situated next to The Boathouse Restaurant with stunning views across the bay.
Wherever you choose to stay you can be assured you will experience Gigha’s island hospitality and you’ll soon be planning your next visit.
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to good food and drink on Gigha. From freshly caught seafood, island farmed halibut and oysters to whole milk ice cream from the Gigha cows.
Whether you want to pop in for a coffee, shop for provisions for your next sailing, or relax over an evening meal, Gigha has it!
Visit God’s Island – the verdant Isle of Gigha has been welcoming yachts for many years both as a safe anchorage when sailing the West Coast, transiting the Mull of Kintyre or cruising north from Ireland.
Gigha is a beautiful destination in its own right. Sandy beaches, Achamore Gardens, good food, history and wildlife, golf course, quiet roads and friendly people are only some of Gigha’s attractions.
There are 22 moorings and a new pontoon with between 2m and 2.7m MLWS.
There is good holding in the anchoring area
Throughout the year we will keep you up to date with news of the events on the island.
We hope this may help you plan your visit and also find out what you can get involved in and enjoy once here.
Preparations are already well underway for the Gigha Challenge and the Music Festival.
2017 also sees the return of the Gigha Raft Race!
Craft Workshop 1, Isle of Gigha, PA41 7AA
Telephone 01583 505390
Please contact the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust by email using the form below...