Gigha | Colin Nutt

Island intro

Community-owned Gigha is the most southerly of the Hebridean islands.

Ask an Islander

Islander Ellie Logan who runs Achamore Lodge B&B in Eigg shared her favourite things about the island, starting with her favourite places.

“One of my favourite places and the jewel in the crown of the island is the stunning Achamore Gardens, home to a world-renowned rhododendron collection – the new Head Gardener is working wonders! The sheer extent of the different varieties of plants is astonishing and there is always something new to see – no matter what time of the year.”

“During the summer, the beauty of Gigha is more intense, from the heady yellow gorse, sea pinks, orchids, red campion in the verges, the plethora of birds and butterflies, the sparkling green sea and those Caribbean-esque white beaches.”

Ellie told us why winter on Gigha could be so special too. “The winter here has its own special beauty,” she says. “The colours in winter are just as intense as summer, from the winter skies to the grasses and seas. We also enjoy stargazing and a new dark skies project is emerging on the island – watch this space.”

“Like many islanders, we are an adaptable bunch and enjoy a range of self-made entertainment – from whist nights to line dancing, keep fit and monthly soup and sandwich lunches in the village hall. I also run a wee singing group and we sometimes have music sessions in the hotel.”

Gaelic / Gàidhlig

The Gaelic name for Gigha is Giogha.

How do you say ‘a person from Gigha’ in Gàidhlig? That’s a ‘Gioghach‘!

Getting Here

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

Explore More

Want to find out more about Gigha and explore more of our amazing islands?

Download the free Scottish Islands Passport app to:

  • discover your perfect island match,
  • find out about the experiences each island has to offer,
  • collect passport stamps for the islands you visit,
  • find information on accommodation, travel and island amenities.

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.