Presented by a thankful Town

Dugald was a local fisherman who rescued the crew of ‘The Ribbon’ when it ran aground on the rocks at Smerby. During the rescue, Dugald lost his own boat but saved seven lives. The people of Campbeltown bought him a replacement fishing boat after hearing of his heroic rescue.     Images from The MacGrory […] Read More

Davaar Island Lighthouse

Davaar Island was originally known as the island of Sanct Barre around 1449 -1508. The modern name of ‘Davaar’ comes from the older Do Bharre – thy St Barre. (Dr Gillies in his “Place Names of Argyll” accepts the popular derivation of the double-pointed (Da-Bharr) Island.) Davaar, situated at the entrance to Campbeltown Loch, is […] Read More

Carradale Harbour Grand Opening 1961

A short clip of the Grand Opening Ceremony at Carradale Harbour – 1961. Like Machrihanish, Carradale is another of Kintyre’s hidden gems with a beautiful sheltered harbour opening out into Kilbrannan Sound and a view towards Arran. For more information on the harbour please visit their website: http://www.carradaleharbour.co.uk/ For more info on Machrihanish, visit www,machrihanish.net Read More

Davaar Island

Davaar Island and ‘The Painting’…   The Famous Davaar Island Cave Painting of Jesus on the Cross. Painted in 1887 by local teacher Archibald MacKinnon. The work was carried out completely in secret by the teacher after he had a dream telling him where to paint it. It couldn’t have been easy for Archie as he […] Read More

H.M.S. Landrail – RNAS Machrihanish.

HMS Landrail RNAS Machrihanish… RAF Machrihanish, now a community owned and mothballed RAF base and Commercial Airfield servicing Campbeltown and surrounding areas, was once known as HMS Landrail, Royal Naval Air Station Machrihanish. Deck Landing School.Machrihanish was established as a naval air station in 1916, operating maritime patrol aircraft and airships until 1918. A new […] Read More