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Below you will find some useful links - if you would like to set-up a reciprocal link please contact us

Local sites of interest

Accommodation

Eating Out

Kintyre Accommodation - Comprehensive accommodation site covering Kintyre.  (sister site of www.visitkintyre.info ) Eat Kintyre - New site due to be released soon detailing an Eating Out guide to Kintyre.  (sister site of www.visitkintyre.info )
  Muneroy Tearoom - Superb home baking and food at Southend.

Local Webcams

Local Webcams

Campbeltown - LIVE streaming images of Campbeltown hosted by this site. Live on the Edge - The only live surfcam on the mainland west coast of Scotland, Live on the Edge is based at a small beachside cottage beside Westport Beach, Kintyre

Archaeology

Local History and Down Memory Lane

Archaeology Study of Kintyre - In 2006 a project was undertaken to investigate the interactions of communities across the Irish Sea... Historic Kintyre - The Historic Kintyre website contains images of old postcards and photographs that depict local scenes and people in the town of Campbeltown and the surrounding area of Kintyre over more than a century.
  Down Memory Lane - Site hosted by www.visitkintyre.info showing pictures of days gone by.
  The Kintyre Magazine - No longer updated but hosts a wealth of information from the excellent Kintyre Antiquarian & Natural History Society site

Local community sites

Local News

Kintyre Forum - Excellent Local forum discussing news, genealogy and lots more Carradale Goat - Great site covering what's going on in the beautiful village of Carradale on the east coast of Kintyre.

Tarbert Loch Fyne - Wonderful site covering the beautiful village of Tarbert - the gateway to Kintyre.

Campbeltown Courier - Local newspaper covering all that is happening in Kintyre - printed weekly on a Friday.
Gigha - The most southerly and one of the most beautiful of the Hebridean Islands For Argyll - Excellent site covering news and events across Argyll including Kintyre!
Southend - Community site covering the village of Southend which lies at the end of the Kintyre Peninsula only 13 miles from Ireland Argyll & Bute Council - Local Council website with a wealth of information and links.
Sanda Island - Off the south tip of Kintyre, 13 miles from Campbeltown and Red Bay in Northern Ireland this is a place you MUST visit!   
Opportunity Kintyre - Providing free, confidential business coaching, to transform the dreams of individuals within the community into sustainable and profitable businesses
 

Local Events

Local Photography

Kintyre Way Relay - The Kintyre Way Relay is a cross-country event held on the first weekend of May for walkers and runners, from Tarbert to Campbeltown along the Kintyre Way, Scotlandís most scenic long-distance path. Carradale Camera Club - Found in 2001 this is the ONLY camera club on the Kintyre peninsul.
Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon and 10k - voted the number ONE Scottish race is 2008 this is one not to be missed! J R MacDonald Photography - Campbeltown's Jamie MacDonald's site is full of stunning wildlife images - a must visit site!
Kintyre Songwriters Festival - Started in 2008 this festival celebrates the rich talent of Kintyre music and song writing. John McFadyen - Campbeltown based freelance photographer specialising in Seascapes, Weddings, Special Occasions and Portraits.
Tarbert Seafood Festival - one of the last remaining seafood festivals within Scotland held on the first weekend of July. West Coast Photos - Gavin Brown website including many beautiful images of Kintyre.
Mull of Kintyre Music Festival - Kintyre's biggest event held annually on the third weekend of August Kintyre Through a Lens - Wonderful gallery of images around Kintyre taken by amateur photographer Archie Anderson.
Tarbert Music Festival - Popular music festival held in September each year. J F McNair Photography - Another excellent website showing the talent of local amateur photographer Fraser McNair.

Hill Walking

Nature and Wildlife

Kintyre Way - Opened in August 2006 and stretching from Tarbert at the north end of the peninsula, to Southend in the south, the way-marked Kintyre Way criss-crosses the peninsula, connecting communities and landscape, people and produce. Machrihanish Seabird and Wildlife Observatory - For an unparalleled wildlife experience with superb bird watching and spectacular scenery, Machrihanish offers what is arguably the very best of Kintyre.  (supported by www.visitkintyre.info )

Faith

Health

Springbank Evangelical Church - Located in Campbeltown Springbank Evangelical Church began its life in the 1920's when a small group of believers gathered together to worship and witness in the community West Kintyre Medical Fund - The West Kintyre Medical Fund was founded in 2002 by, Dr Norman Gourlay the GP at that time. The purpose of the Fund is to raise funds to purchase medical equipment for the surgery at Muasdale.
Lorne and Lowland Church  

To Do, Local Attractions and Activities

Golf

Scottish Owl Centre - 4 star Visit Scotland attraction the Scottish Owl Centre is well worth a visit. Kintyre Golf - Website detailing the golf courses available in Kintyre with additional local information. (sister site of www.visitkintyre.info )
Mull of Kintyre Sea tours - Offering fast and exhilarating boat tours from Campbeltown - highly recommended! Machrihanish Golf Club - One of the finest links golf courses in Great Britain offering a championship 18 hole course and a nine hole course as well as the world famous 1st tee!
Surfing and Mountain Biking - Breaks Surf Shop is situated in the centre of Campbeltown just 10 minutes from the world-renowned Machrihanish surf beach Dunaverty Golf Club - Stunning 18 hole, par 66, links course located on the south coast of the Mull of Kintyre. Includes details of the course and green fees
Springbank Distillery - Springbank Distillery is unique. It is the oldest independent family owned distillery in Scotland. Founded in 1828 on the site of Archibald Mitchell's illicit still, the Springbank Distillery is now in the hands of his great great grand son, Hedley G. Wright Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club - When Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club opens in 2009, it will be the first golf course to have been built on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSi) since the days of Old Tom Morris himself. It will also be the first 18-hole links golf course to be built on the west coast of Scotland in 100 years.
Campbeltown Picture House - The Picture House in Campbeltown is the oldest continuously run, purpose-built cinema in Scotland still showing films. Carradale Golf Club  - Lovely 9 hole course situated on the east coast of Kintyre.
Machrihanish Surf Report Tarbert Golf Club - A short yet stunning moorland nine holer, with well-maintained undulating fairways and even better greens.
Aqualibrium Gigha Golf Club - Lovely little 9 hole golf course offering the most wonderful panoramic views of the island and mainland. 
Linda's Garden Machrihanish Golf Shop - The Professional's Shop offering everything a golfer could ever need!

Local Music Links

Local Sports Groups

Kintyre Juvenile Pipe Band Association - Award winning Kintyre Schools Pipe Band. South Kintyre Sports Council  - Covering and supporting sporting organisations in South Kintyre.
Campbeltown Brass Band - One of Scotland's youngest competing bands who have numerous awards over the years. Campbeltown Pupils AFC - One of Scotland's oldest amateur teams playing in the Scottish Amateur Premier League.
Twisted Melons - The Johnston brothers are popular both at home and regulars in the Glasgow music scene. Tarbert AFC - Affectionately known as the "Dookers", Tarbert AFC play in the Scottish Amateur First Division
Lorne MacDougall - A finalist in the 2009 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the year, Lorne MacDougall is one of Scotlandís leading young pipers. Kintyre Swimming Club - Located in Campbeltown the Kintyre Swimming Club meet weekly at the impressive Aqualibrium.
Lorne Cousin - Campbeltown piper for hire, toured with Madonna, played at Stella McCartney,s wedding and Brian Cox's Birthday Campbeltown Bowling Club - Historic and welcoming local bowling club in existence for over 100 years.
The Lemmings  - Young Tarbert based rock group Campbeltown Sailing Club - CSC was founded in 1958. We have an active membership owning a total of 23 yachts
  Jog Scotland Campbeltown - An ever expanding group of local joggers - click on the link above to read all about their exploits and get involved yourself!
  Campbeltown Tartan Army - Supporter of the national football team this local group follow Scotland all over the world as well as hosting a number of events in Campbeltown.

Education

 
Campbeltown Grammar School - Campbeltown Grammar School is secondary comprehensive school, taking all children between the ages of 12 and 18 from the South Kintyre area...  

Transport

Local Groups

West Coast Motors - One of Campbeltown's oldest companies now covering the West Coast of Scotland and beynd. Girlguiding Kintyre - Based in Campbeltown offering Rainbow, Brownies and Girl Guide units.
Kintyre Express - Fast Executive Powerboat Chartes operated by Kintyre Express.com  
Car Hire - Car hire available in Campbeltown.  
Airport  
Taxis  

Local Businesses and Supporters of www.visitkintyre.info

McKinven & Colville Builders - Campbeltown based firm

Duncan McMillan - Established in 1955, Duncan McMillan offers you the best in all household needs.
Grant Logan - Exquisite and unusual hand crafted gold jewellery made by Scottish goldsmith Grant Logan based in Campbeltown. Kintyre Jewellery - Grant Logan designs unique jewellery inspired by the lore, landscape and nature of Kintyre - undoubtedly one of Scotland's most hauntingly beautiful areas.
Fresh Connection - Campbeltown Motor Company - Campbeltown business offering new and used vehicles, servicing and repairs and car hire.
Rosy Cheeks Retail - Based in Peninver, Rosy Cheeks is the brainchild of Mary Dott who decided to start the company in 2007 when trying to find something a little bit different for her own kids. Breaks Surf Shop - Breaks Surf Shop is situated in the centre of Campbeltown just 10 minutes from the world-renowned Machrihanish surf beach

Other Argyll Links

Islay's Online Guide

Islay Weblog - News events and Background Information
Islay Web Directory Islay Pictures Photoblog
Isle of Jura Information Blog and Pictures Argyll Web Directory
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
       
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