Argyll

Including Oban, Kintyre, Inverarary, Campbeltown, Lochgilphead and Tarbert.

The west coast of Scotland has long been a popular holiday destination and therefore boasts a wide range of accommodation and visitor attractions. However, it is also renowned for it’s stunning landscapes and wildlife. Argyll also offers easy access to many of the scottish islands and is a popular stopping off point en-route to the Western Isles, and the Argyll Islands, including Mull, Iona, Islay, Jura, Coll and Tiree.

Ballachuan Hazel Wood (SWT Reserve)

Located at the south-eastern tip of the Isle of Seil, close to Oban, the hazel woods are renowned for their lichens. Also of interest are the colonies of Marsh Fritillary butterflies, resident otters and breeding woodland birds. Best to visit during the spring and summer.

Kinlochlaich House

Self contained apartments in the historic country house or in one of two cottages. Also available for holidays is the Tree House a unique octagonal eco building with a tree trunk in its centre.

Loch Goil Cruisers Motor Boat Hire

Hire fleet of modern charter boats, perfect for enjoying the stunning scenery and diverse wildlife.

Loch Visions

Kilchrenan Tel 01866 833272 A day’s wildlife and digital photography experience, on the magnificent banks of Loch Awe, with award winning professional Philip Price. All equipment’s provided, including pro standard cameras. The day covers tuition, access to unique wildlife zones and a Photoshop session. www.lochvisions.co.uk

Loch Visions – wildlife and photography experiences

A day’s wildlife and digital photography experience, on the magnificent banks of Loch Awe, with award winning professional Philip Price.

Moine Mhor (National Nature Reserve)

Kilmartin, Argyll This surviving remnant of raised bog is home to a myriad of dragonflies, as well as hen harriers, curlews and other moorland and wetland species. Due to its fragile nature and the dangers of its pools and waterlogged areas it is best viewed from the road bounding it close to Crinan Canal. The […]

Mull of Kintyre Sea Tours

Campbeltown Tel 0870 720 0609 Fast and exhilarating boat trips designed to maximise opportunities to see the varied wildlife and many of the historic coastal sites found on the spectacular cliffs of the Mull of Kintyre. www.mull-of-kintyre.co.uk

Northern Light Charters

Oban Tel 01631 740595 Offering both individuals and groups a rare opportunity to travel the unpolluted waters of North West Scotland, throughout the Inner and Outer Hebrides and to St Kilda. Also around the Orkney and Shetland islands plus itineraries taking in the Faroes, Iceland and Norway. www.northernlight-uk.com

Sea.fari Adventures Oban

Easdale, Isle of Seil. Tel 01852 300003 RIB rides to the nearby islands of Scarba, see the Corrywreckan whirlpool or visit Jura. Landing trips to the Garvellachs. www.seafari.co.uk

Sealife Adventures

Isle of Seil, near Oban Tel 01631 571010 Wildlife and whale watching from large, comfortable hardboat. Skippered by Marine Biologist and wildlife cameraman. www.sealife-adventures.com