NR6448 : Houses on Gigha

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

Houses on Gigha
Houses on Gigha
Almost at the centre of the island, at Achadh na h-Atha.
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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NR6448, 68 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 16 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Islands 
Place (from Tags)
Isle of Gigha 
Primary Subject of Photo
Houses 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 648 488 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:40.5652N 5:44.5236W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 648 487
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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