Gigha | Colin Nutt

About

Community-owned Gigha is home to sandy beaches, clear green seas, stunning views and amazing sunsets, as well as a plentiful variety of wildlife and birdlife. But it's not all about the outdoors – the island has plenty to delight the tastebuds too, from its locally produced ice cream to sumptuous local seafood. Explore the many historic and geological sites taking advantage of the low-lying landscape and weather influenced by the North Atlantic Drift, which results in the climate being drier and warmer than that normally associated with the west coast of Scotland.

Famous For

  • The island was one of Scotland’s early community buy-outs in 2002, and also boasts the first community-owned grid-connected wind farm in Scotland, locally known as the 'Dancing Ladies'.

  • Achamore Gardens is a 54-acre designated landscape, originally laid out by Colonel Sir James Horlick, and hosts notable and unusual plants and trees from around the world.

  • The island has amazing local produce, including milk and ice cream from Wee Isle Dairy, alongside Gigha Halibut and Gigha Oysters. No wonder then that the island's Boathouse Restaurant is Michelin-recommended!

Ask an Islander

  • Behind Achamore’s Walled Garden there is a viewpoint that has views over the west coast of the island – a must see!

  • Head down the southern point of the island, walk along Leim beach and find the Spouting Cave, which is a natural rocky blowhole.

  • Cuddyport Beach (on the south west side of the island) is often missed by visitors. This beach is sheltered and safe and you can also find historic quern stone carvings.

Accommodation

Check out the following accommodation listings to book your stay.

Visit Scotland accommodation

Isle of Gigha

More Information

You can find some additional information about Gigha at the links below

Gigha

Wild about Argyll - Gigha

COVID-19

Please check the latest rules on travelling to and around the Scottish islands on the Scottish Government website, including guidance on testing before you travel. Please note that advice may vary depending on the specific island you are visiting.

Getting here

Covid-19

Please check the latest rules on travelling to and around the Scottish islands on the Scottish Government website, including guidance on testing before you travel. Please note that advice may vary depending on the specific island you are visiting.


CalMac Ferries operates multiple sailings throughout the day between Gigha and Tayinloan on the mainland.

Get Your Passport

You can find lots more information about things to see and do on the island, see some amazing island photography and collect your island stamp by downloading our app.

Download the app

App in phone

Download the Scottish Island Passport app to collect your island stamps! The app also provides lots more information on each island including recommendations from locals about things to see and do, info on how to get around, more stunning photos and useful offline maps.

  • Unlock Stamps - Collect them all! Stamp your passport when you visit each island - with an individual stamp designed to represent a unique aspect of island heritage.
  • Experiences - Discover the best experiences each island has to offer – from local boat trips to exciting traditional festivals, there is something for everyone.
  • Maps - Navigate the islands with useful offline maps, handy for areas where internet connectivity is weak.
  • Travel Jounals - Create an in-location travel journal with pictures from your island adventures, to look back on your trip.
  • Favourites - keep track of your most loved islands with the favourites feature. Available to access from your account on both the app and web.