Links in and around the Kyles of Bute, Argyll, Scotland
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RNLI

Tighnabruaich Lifeboat Station

Weather Forecast

Yahoo Weather for Tighnabruaich

Tide Chart for Tighnabruaich

The Weather Channel for Tighnabruaich

The Scottish Midge Forecast

 

Local information

Tighnabruaich Public Group on Facebook

Kyles of Bute Community Information

Tighnabruaich District Development Trust

Tighnabruaich Pier Association

Fishing / Angling information

Argyll & Bute Council

Gardens of Argyll & Bute

Argyll Online

Kilfinan Community Forest

Bute Community Site for Rothesay and Isle of Bute

Argyll's Secret Coast - a site with tourist information and nice photos

The Kintyre Forum A discussion board

A Policeman's Perspective

Tighnabruaich description from Dunoon & Cowal Marketing Group

Local Newspaper Dunoon Observer

Visit Bute - Info about the Isle of Bute

Tighnabruaich Primary School

 

The Gaelic Dialect of Cowal

 

 

Events

Tighnabruaich Triathlon

Kyles 10 Mile Scenic Run - 6th September 2014

Movies - The Screen Machine mobile cinema

 

Getting There

CalMac Ferries

Bus timetable, Tighnabruaich-Kames-Millhouse-Portavadie
Bus timetable, Dunoon-Tighnabruaich-Portavadie

Island Hopping in Bute and Western Argyll

The Paddle Steamer Waverley - the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world

 
Shopping
Spar Minimarket in Tighnabruaich Village
Post Office in Tighnabruaich Village

Tighnabruaich Art Gallery

Duncan's Village Store in Kames, recently awarded the Neighbourhood Shop of the year

 
Accomodation, Hotels, Dining, Bed & Breakfasts in Tighnabruaich, Kames and the Kyles of Bute surrounding area

Hotels with Restaurants
The Kames Hotel
Good food, great pub, accomodation. Telephone 01700 811489 Trip Advisor Reviews

The Royal An Lochan Hotel - Telephone 01700 811239   TripAdvisor Reviews
The Tighnabruaich Hotel Telephone 01700 811615   TripAdvisor Reviews
Kilfinan Hotel Telephone 01700 821201 - a few miles from Tighnabruaich, close to Loch Fyne near Otter Ferry.

The Wellpark Hotel Telephone 01700 811921 Good Food   TripAdvisor Reviews

Portavadie Marina Telephone 01700 811075
About 5 miles from the village, offers apartments, cottages and hotel rooms in marina setting

 
Other Dining Establishments

Botanica in Tighnabruaich village is a restaurant and wine bar offering seasonal fare.
Susy's Cafe near the Tighnabruaich Pier offers teas, coffee and casual fare, and with a large car park, caters to buses.
On road out of Kames, The Barn offers casual food, wines and beers.

Further afield, a few miles from Tighnabruaich, across the Cowal Peninsula on the shore of Loch Fyne, the Oyster Catcher at Otter Ferry is a pub/restaurant on the water's edge, with wonderful views, decent pub food. [Scotsman Review]

 
B&B and other accomodations

The Anchorage House - a self catering holiday home - Telephone 01700 811258
Ardeneden B&B Telephone 01700 811354

Burnside Bistro Telephone 01700 811739

Four Winds B&B , KamesTelephone 01700 811324, or email

 
Holidays-Argyll - self-catering holiday homes. Telephone 01700 811464  

Tighnariddon Self Catering Cottages on Loch Riddon near Colintraive

 
Home Farm Cottages, Glendaruel - self-catering cottages in Glendaruel Telephone: 01463 229342 [Scotsman article]  

Carry Farm Camping, caravans and holiday cottages, now the home of the Sailing School

 

Glendaruel Carvan Park, caravans and holiday cottages in a rural setting a few miles from Tighnabruaich

 

Shepherds Cottage for rent at Otter Ferry

 

Abbeyfield Home, Kames (sheltered housing)

 

The Kyles of Bute Hotel (Update March 2005, formerly knows as The Hollies, this hotel has closed)

 
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Tregortha B&B Tel 01700 811132 Email  
Creggan's Inn, Strachur. A bit further away, offers a great pub, fine dining and accomodation 01369 860 279  
Inver Cottage, Strathlachlan, near Strachur. Offers fine dining 01369 860537  
Colintraive Hotel, Colintraive. Also a bit further away, by the Bute Ferry.  

 

Activities

 

Kyles Athletic Shinty Club 01700 811448

 

Kyles of Bute Golf Course - a hilly, moorland course with magnificent views. Sheep and other wildlife dot the course.

 

Tighnabruaich Sailing School

 

Horse Riding - Wilder Ways Adventures

 

Kayaking Trips

 

Sea Fishing - Take a trip on Morag, former prawn fishing boat with local skipper

 

Kyles of Bute Sailing Club (KoBSC)

 

Kyles Coastal Rowing Club

 

Climbing around Tighnabruaich Viewpoint

 

Forest Walks

Benmore Botantic Garden
(See Scotsman Walk of the Week)

 

 

 

Other sites of interest

 

David Cotton's 6,266 mile walk for charity around the coastline of Great Britain brings him to the Kyles of Bute, and includes many photos
Walk #467: Auchenbreck Burn to Ardlamont Point
Walk #468: Ardlamont Point to Lephinmore

 
Undiscovered Scotland - the ultimate online guide to Scotland  
Rampant Scotland - 12,000+ Scottish links, regularly updated  
groot-brittannie-liefhebbers.nl A site in Dutch for travelers to England, Wales and Scotland with section on Mull and Argyll  

 

Historical

 

The Millhouse Gunpower Mill

 

The M.V. Balmoral visits Tighnabruaich An account of a "doon the watter" trip to Rothesay and Tighnabruaich on the M.V. Balmoral, with lots of photos along the way.

 
Old Photos of Tighnabruaich (Frances Frith Collection)  
   
Kyles mentions in the News  
Tighnabruaich - Hot Spot (Glasgow Herald) (May 16, 2012)  
Surge in English Househunters seeking Scottish property (June 15, 2006)  
Luxury Cruise Ship HEBRIDEAN PRINCESS visits the Kyles (November 2007, ClydeSights.com)  

 
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