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The Isle of Gigha (pron.: /ˈɡə/; Scottish Gaelic: Giogha) is a small island off the west coast of Kintyre. The island has a population of about 130 people. The climate is mild with higher than average sunshine hours and the soils are fertile.

Gigha has a long history, having been inhabited continuously since prehistoric times. It may have had an important role during the Kingdom of Dalriada and is the ancestral home of Clan MacNeill. It fell under the control of the Norse and the Lords of the Isles before becoming incorporated into modern Scotland and saw a variety of conflicts during the medieval period. The population of Gigha peaked at over 700 in the eighteenth century, but during the 20th century the island had numerous owners, which caused various problems in developing the island. By the beginning of the 21st century resident numbers had fallen to only 98. However a ’community buy-out’ in 2002 has transformed the island, which now has a growing population and a variety of new commercial activities to complement farming and tourism.

Attractions on the island include Achamore Gardens and the abundant wildlife, especially seabirds. There have been numerous shipwrecks on the surrounding rocks and skerries.

How to get to Gigha
The CalMac ferry runs every hour from the village of Tayinloan 8am-5pm
 
GIGHA - Achamore Gardens
GIGHA - Achamore Gardens
Gigha is home to the world-famous Achamore Gardens. With around 50 acres of natural woodlands, a large walled garden, pond area and many rare and interesting plants and...
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GIGHA - Beach View Cottage
GIGHA - Beach View Cottage
WHY NOT ISLAND HOP FROM ISLE OF ARRAN/ISLE OF ISLAY.........Welcome to the community-owned Isle of Gigha, Scotlands best kept secret. The most southerly and one of the...
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GIGHA - Gigha Boats Activity Centre
GIGHA - Gigha Boats Activity Centre
Bike Hire including Tag-alongs, safety seats and a buggy. Watersports Hire including Single and Double sit on top Sea Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Rowing Boat, Pedalo, range...
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GIGHA - Gigha Gallery
GIGHA - Gigha Gallery
The Gallery stages exhibitions of paintings and sculptures in a beautiful location on the Isle of Gigha. Regular artists include Jolomo, Erni Upton and Sandra Ratcliffe....
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GIGHA - Gigha Golf Course
GIGHA - Gigha Golf Course
The Isle of Gigha Golf Club is a nine-hole course half a mile from the ferry terminal. It is an equally enjoyable test of golf for the keen or occasional golfer,...
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GIGHA - Gigha Self Catering Cottages
GIGHA - Gigha Self Catering Cottages
Come and enjoy a superb self catering holiday experience Based on the spectacular Isle of Gigha off the West Coast of Scotland you will enjoy your holiday staying in...
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GIGHA - The Boathouse Cafe Bar
GIGHA - The Boathouse Cafe Bar
Situated in Ardminish Bay with a wonderful setting on the wee marina the Boathouse Cafe & Bar offers you the chance to enjoy excellently prepared local produce in a...
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GIGHA - The Gigha Hotel
GIGHA - The Gigha Hotel
It may be the only hotel on Gigha but you can be assured of a warm welcome and delicious local produce like Gigha Halibut, freshly caught scallops, lobster or crab! The...
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GIGHA - Wilsons Quails
GIGHA - Wilsons Quails
Suppliers of Fresh and Pickled Quail Eggs to retail, restaurant and wholesale.Try our Pickled Quail Eggs, an ideal compliment to any meal from fish & chips to a...
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Gigha Halibut
Gigha Halibut
Gigha Halibut, a small family-run business, has perfected the art of hand-rearing sustainable halibut.The texture and delicate flavour of halibut makes it a favourite...
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