NR6448 : Mast and telephone building, Gigha

taken 6 months ago, near to Ardminish, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Mast and telephone building, Gigha
Mast and telephone building, Gigha
Behind the Post Office and store at Ardminish.
The Island of Gigha
A small island off the west coast of Kintyre, reached by an hourly 20-min ferry ride from Tayinloan. Gigha was bought by the Scarlett family in the 19th century, who built Achamore House; it was then bought by Colonel Sir James Horlick [of ‘Horlicks’ drink fame], a Rhododendron breeder, who filled the gardens of Achamore with rhododendrons and rare and unusual plants from around the world. They also host at least seven British or Irish ‘Champion trees’. In 2002 the islanders of Gigha bought the island in a community buy-out and, amongst other things, began a restoration project of the gardens.
The island is 10km long [N-S] x 3km [W-E], a mix of farmland and low rocky outcrops. There is magnificent coastal scenery and views westward to Jura and Islay.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 16 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Islands  Communications 
Place (from Tags)
Isle of Gigha 
Primary Subject of Photo
Telephone Exchange 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 6493 4891 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:40.5953N 5:44.4214W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 6489 4891
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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