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

The Campbeltown & Machrihanish Light Railway Company

The Life and Times of the Canal and Railway: CANAL: 1773 – Campbeltown and Machrihanish Canal Canal surveyed between Machrihanish colliery and Campbeltown. 1783 – Campbeltown and Machrihanish Canal Under construction. 1794 – Campbeltown and Machrihanish Canal Opened. 1875 – Campbeltown and Machrihanish Canal Taken over by the Argyll Coal and Canal Company who intend […] Read More


Campbeltown – The Wee Toon Campbeltown (in Gaelic: “Ceann Loch Chille Chiarain”) is a town and royal burgh in Argyll, Scotland, located by Campbeltown Loch on the Kintyre peninsula. Originally known as Kinlochkilkerran (in English: The head of the loch by the kirk of St. Kieran – this form is still used in Gaelic). It […] Read More

How to find Machrihanish

How to find Machrihanish... Travel to Machrihanish: Flights: Machrihanish is served by scheduled flights from Glasgow Airport Please contact Machrihanish (Campbeltown) Airport for timetable and fare information. Kintyre, Argyll, PA28 6NU Telephone: 01586 553 797  Fax: 01586 552 620 Road From Glasgow…..Head for Dumbarton/A82 Stay on A82 until reaching Tarbet then Take the A83 (signposted […] Read More


Machrihanish (in the old tongue: Machaire Shanais) – Located on the Kintyre Peninsula, Argyll, on the West Coast of Scotland. Facing outwards to Ireland and the Atlantic, famous for it’s sunsets and Golf, amongst other things of course. Machrihanish has a classic links golf course, the original Machrihanish Golf Club course,  designed by Old Tom […] Read More