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