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

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

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