Links in and around the Kyles of Bute, Argyll, Scotland
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Tighnabruaich Lifeboat Station

Weather Forecast

Yahoo Weather for Tighnabruaich

Tide Chart for Tighnabruaich

The Weather Channel for Tighnabruaich


Local information

Tighnabruaich Public Group on Facebook

Kyles of Bute Community Information

Tighnabruaich District Development Trust

Fishing / Angling information

Kyles Coastal Rowing Club

Argyll & Bute Council

Gkylss 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

Friends of Glenan Wood Save this woodland for the community!

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


Friends of Glennan Wood




Tighnabruaich Triathlon

Kyles 10 Mile Scenic Run - 6th September 2014

Movies - The Screen Machine mobile cinema


Getting There

CalMac Ferries

Western 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

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 - CLOSED as of October 8th, 2023
The Tighnabruaich Hotel Telephone 01700 811615   TripAdvisor Reviews
Kilfinan Hotel Telephone 01700 821201 - a few miles from Tighnabruaich, near Otter Ferry.

Portavadie Marina Telephone 01700 811075
About 5 miles from Tighnabruaich, offers a restaurant, apartments, cottages, luxury hotel rooms, indoor and outdoor pools and spas in marina setting with fabulous views

Other Dining Establishments

Botanica at the Barn is a restaurant and wine bar in Millhouse, just outside Kames, offering seasonal fare. 01700 811464, booking advisable.
FyneRaja Indian Cuisine located in Tighnabruaich village. email [email protected] phone 01700 811847 or 07780 002 623
On road around Ardlamont by the track down to Ostel Bay, The Bothy at Kilbride Farm offers snacks ice creams and casual food. Telephone 01700 811331

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, worth the trip. [Scotsman Review] Telephone: 01700 821 229

B&B and other accomodations

NEW! FYNE ROOMS B&B rooms and 3 bedroom self catering apartment. Right in Tighnabruaich village. 07780 002623 email [email protected]

The Hollies - Self Catering in Tighnabruaich, now totally remodelled Telephone 01700 811997.
The Anchorage House - a self catering holiday home - Telephone 01700 811258

Lochee Cottage self catering holiday house, close to Tighnabruaich village center 07828 168466

Cnoc Dubh, rental cottage

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

Self catering at Cripsie Estate - Upscale lodge accommodation on Loch Fyne. Telephone 07951 912469  
Oystershell Lodge - Self catering lodge accommodation on Loch Fyne. Telephone 01369 706364  
Hideaway at Kilbride Farm - Walk to Ostell bay! One bedroom self contained annexe. Telephone 01700 811331 or Email Website.  
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, (sheltered housing)


Palm Court Holiday Home, Kames Tel +44 7870 987448

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.  




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 - DC Marine - Morag no longer operating.
Kyles of Bute Boat Trips - Brian 0791 2297052
fyneseatours on Facebook, [email protected] , 07961530974,
Bute Boat Tours, [email protected] 07486873114


Kyles of Bute Sailing Club (KoBSC)


Kyles Coastal Rowing Club


Climbing around Tighnabruaich Viewpoint


Forest Walks

Walking at Portavadie and Lower Stillaig Walk Highlands site


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

NOSTAR 2021 Jock Hamilton, Tighnabruaich resident's abortive attempt to sail from Plymouth to Newport Rhode Island in Freya, his Wauquiez Gladiateur 33.
Undiscovered Scotland - the ultimate online guide to Scotland  
Rampant Scotland - 12,000+ Scottish links, regularly updated  
Things to do in Argyll - from the Adventures around Scotland travel blog  
Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park at Colintraive, a unique outdoor gallery promoting and selling contemporary sculpture created in Scotland. A site in Dutch for travelers to England, Wales and Scotland with section on Mull and Argyll  




The Millhouse Gunpower Mill

Old Photos of Tighnabruaich (Frances Frith Collection)  
Kyles mentions in the News  
Tighnabruaich - Hot Spot (Glasgow Herald) (May 16, 2012)  
Luxury Cruise Ship HEBRIDEAN PRINCESS visits the Kyles (November 2007,  
Kilbride Bay, one of the UK's 50 Best beaches, Sunday Times 2023 (July 2023, also known as Ostel Bay locally)  

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