With island, sea and mountain all in a grand and complex patern, Argyll is one of the most beguiling parts of Scotland. Not only an inspiring landscape of land and sea, but the very cradle of the Scottish nation itself.


Oban from the harbour courtesy of the Tourist Board.



Discover Argyll the birthplace of a nation whose coastline is longer than France, this mountainous county is lapped by the clear Atlantic ocean and numerous sea lochs. It has witnessed many important episodes in the history of Scotland, all are told in vivid detail on this title.
Presented by Alma Cadzow it is easy and informative listening taking you on a journey of discovery. Sponsored and featuring the areas finest range of quality local businesses, all researched and selected for your convenience and enjoyment.
Starting and concluding at Oban, the capital of the West Highlands, we visit the Isle of Kerrera in the bay and hear of the once lost 'Broach of Lorn'. Travel south to Loch Feochan then over the Atlantic bridge to the Island of Seil. We visit the yachting communities of Craobh Haven and Ardfern, then pass the castle of Carnasserie, seat of the Bishop of Argyll and onto the ancient fort of Dunadd once the capital of the kingdom of Dalriada near the village of Kilmartin which has over 350 ancient monuments within a ten mile radius.
The nearby Crinan Canal is often regarded as the most beautiful short-cut in the UK. Into Lochgilphead and then along Loch Fyne to Ardrishaig and Tarbert, whose ruined ivy clad castle overlooks the busy harbour, home to Scotland's most prestigious yachting event, the 'Scottish Series'
We travel down the single track road on the east of the Kintyre peninsula, which overlooks Arran, visiting Skipness with its fine castle and Carradale with its picturesque harbour and arrive at Campbeltown. A few miles further to the Mull of Kintyre immortalised by Paul McCartney's hit song - he has a small farm hereabouts.
We travel back up the opposite side of Kintyre on the main road, passing Glenbarr Abbey and the village of Clachan and the Isle of Gigha.We take the ferry to Islay, home of many famous distilleries and once the powerhouse of the MacDonalds Lords of the Isles. Return to the mainland and from Tarbert another ferry and onto Tighnabruaich, and yet another ferry to the Isle of Bute, visiting sandy Ettrick Bay, Kilchattan Bay and Rothesay. Travel up Loch Fyne to Otter Ferry and the head of the loch at Cairndow, then along the other side to Inveraray and onwards to Minard, Lochgair and back to Lochgilphead, from here we travel up the shores of Scotland's longest loch - Loch Awe to the Cruachan visitors centre- to explore the hollow mountain. A short detour through Glen Nant to Kilchrenan and then finally up the ancient Royal burial route of Glen Lonan to Connel and the castle of Dunstaffnage, once the home of the stone of destiny and prison to Flora MacDonald en-route to the Tower of London.

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