Isle of Gigha

Inner Hebrides

Three miles (4.8 km) west of Kintyre, green and fertile Gigha, ‘God’s’ or ‘Good Island’, is now owned by its community. In addition to dairy farming, goats are reared to produce a distinctive, fruit-shaped cheese – one of the isle’s main exports. Ardminish is the only village and site of Achamore House set in 50 acre (20 ha) gardens planted by Sir James Horlick.