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IGHT Statement Support Available

ACCESS TO GIGHA IS CURRENTLY RESTRICTED IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT ADVICE

Only essential travel is permitted on the ferry (CalMac)

Non-essential businesses are closed - including accommodation and restaurants

Public places are closed - including Achamore Gardens

We look forward to welcoming you to Gigha when it is safe to do so

Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust

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The Isle of Gigha was put on the market in 2001 and the community were encouraged to purchase and own the island. Gigha was handed over to the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust (IGHT) on the 15th March 2002, a day that is marked on the island every year as “Gigha Day”. 

The Trust is managed by a Board of voluntary Directors. They are elected by the membership to develop the assets of the island, and take forward plans and projects for the community. There are several subsidiary companies in place to generate income to the Trust that helps to continue to develop the island:

Gigha Trading Ltd - The trading arm of the Trust that manages 5 self-catering holiday cottages, Gigha moorings, pontoon and airstrip.

Gigha Green Power Ltd - Operates an Enercon E33 turbine.

Gigha Renewable Energy Ltd - Operates the three "Dancing Ladies" turbines.

IGHT currently has 4 full-time paid employees and 2 part-time paid employees. This small staff team support the 4 company Board of Directors, and many volunteers undertake a wide variety of jobs and projects for the island. Not only do our visitors support Gigha when they use the hotel, shop, moorings, accommodation and other facilities but it is not unknown for visitors to come to Gigha in a voluntary capacity to help in Achamore Gardens or with other projects!

Main Contacts

IGHT enquiries: 01583 505 390   GTL enquiries: 01583 427 300

For general enquiries: shona@gigha.org.uk

For development enquiries: jane@gigha.org.uk

For housing and estate enquiries: office@gigha.org.uk

For all GTL enquiries: cottages@gigha.org.uk

For accounts/finance enquiries: ightcentralaccounts@gigha.org.uk

Trust Office Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday: 10am - 2pm

About Gigha

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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 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 and a sustainable 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...

 

 

Attractions

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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.

 

 

Accommodation

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Community Run Self Catering Cottages Gigha Hotel Other Self Catering B&Bs Camping Yurt

There is a variety of accommodation options on Gigha. The community Trust has 5 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 currently situated next to The Boathouse Restaurant with stunning views across the bay. The Trust are currently developing an official camp and motorhome site which is expected to open in Spring 2021.

Wherever you choose to stay you can be assured you will experience Gigha’s island hospitality.

 

Food & Drink

Getting Here

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Gigha is the most southerly of the Hebridean islands, but is very accessible and has excellent travel links.

Gigha can be explored by foot or bicycle - so you can opt to leave your vehicle at Tayinloan ferry car park.

Contact Us

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Please contact the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust by email using the form below.

Please check this page for specific contact details for other businesses on the island.


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