NR6549 : Fŕilte do Ghiogha - Welcome to Gigha

taken 3 months ago, near to Ardminish, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Fàilte do Ghiogha - Welcome to Gigha
Fŕilte do Ghiogha - Welcome to Gigha
Map and information for visitors coming off the ferry.
The Island of Gigha :: NR6448
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
Educational sites  Islands  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Isle of Gigha 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 6534 4908 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:40.6986N 5:44.0398W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 6535 4908
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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