Gigha, Scotland

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I’m ashamed to say that up until just recently I hadn’t even heard of Gigha, Scotland, let alone visited. What a gem, I soon fell in love with this beautiful little island after visiting in the summer of 2016.

My appreciation for Gigha was helped by beautiful weather for our visit. We were staying in Tarbert, on Loch Fyne, from there it was a short and picturesque drive down the Kintyre Peninsula towards the ferry port.

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Leaving the car in the car park we took our bikes and boarded the ferry for the short ride across to Gigha. We needed to pick up another bike, which we did in the excellent hire shop just next to the ferry port.

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Turning right, we cycled towards the eastern end of the small island. The island is just under 6 miles long so it didn’t take long to get to our destination, the twin beaches. Leaving the bikes by the side of the road we took the sometimes muddy path to the beaches.

Wow, the beach was incredible, it felt like we were on the Mediterranean!


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Riding back to meet the return ferry we stopped at the island shop for an ice cream.

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and saw the island’s decorated phone box.

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A pretty spot to wait for the ferry, helped of course by the wonderful weather.

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Gigha is now owned by the 160 strong population.

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About Me:

I am a Family Portrait & Wedding Photographer, I also create photography and video for business offering on-line content and marketing support. I run regular introduction to photography training courses, ideal if you you want to learn how your camera works and take better photographs. I am based in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and work throughout Scotland including Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh as well as Loch Lomond.

See more at my website – www.paulsaundersphotography.com or call me on 01360 661029.

Further Reading

Please have a look at some of my other blogs of favourite places in Scotland, including TarbertStaffaIonaLoch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, The Isle of ArranThe Cowal Peninsula and Sanna, Ardnamurchan. Further afield I have also blogged about Cape Town, South Africa, Martha’s Vineyard in America and English Bay in Vancouver, Canada.

Thank-you for reading my blog about Gigha, Scotland.

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