Queensgate 3 Bedroom Victorian Holiday Villa

Amidst a stunning backdrop, this spacious Victorian first floor holiday villa sits only yards from the Loch Fyne shoreline and boasts panoramic views over Loch Fyne and the Cowal Peninsula.

Tarbert, the gateway to Kintyre, offers local shops, pubs and restaurants and local events include the  Scottish Series yacht race, Tarbert Music Festival and Tarbert Fair.

The Kintyre Peninsula is renowned for its rugged beauty and beautiful beaches with The Kintyre Way.

Along 100 miles over 4-7 days you can discover hidden coves, deserted beaches, woods & forests, castles & fishing villages and an abundance of wildlife. Stretching from Tarbert in the North to Machrihanish in the South, the seven graded & way-marked sections offer a variety of walking terrain from serious hiking to gentle rambles.

It is in an ideal location to explore the local area, including the villages of Skipness with its castle and seafood shack, Carradale, Campbeltown, Machrihanish with its world-famous golf course and the Mull of Kintyre. Ferries to the islands of Islay, Gigha, Jura and Arran are easily accessed as is the ferry to Ireland from Campbeltown.

Wildlife is abundant with red squirrels, sika and roe deer, feral goats and a large variety of birdlife, including red grouse, hen harriers, buzzards and Eagles.

Machrihanish is also home to the Sea Bird and Wildlife Observatory. Seals and otters are seen regularly, and whale watching tours are available from Campbeltown in the summer months. There are also many golf courses nearby, including the links course at Machrihanish. Beach 20 yards. Shop and restaurant 100 yards, pub 150 yards.

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Cnochachanach Cottage The Blissfully Peaceful Break

A perfectly peaceful retreat. Just 10 miles from the heart of Tarbert is the very small and secluded village, Ardpatrick,

The village is built along the north western shore of West Loch Tarbert.

Ardpatrick Point forms a headland at the north of West Loch Tarbert and looks south west to the island of Gigha.

Ardpatrick is as beautiful as it is peaceful with miles of forests and country walks, pretty little secluded beaches and sandy bays.

An ideal getaway for a romantic break.

Cnocachanach Cottage, is a cosy, detached cottage located in the remote village Ardpatrick, near to Tarbert.

The cottage consists of one double bedroom with an ensuite shower, basin and WC, and can sleep two people.

The rest of the cottage is made up of an open plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove.

To the outside off the cottage is off road parking for two cars and an enclosed garden with a decking area. Located in a stunning part of Scotland, Cnocachanach Cottage is the perfect tranquil getaway all year round.

CNOCACHANACH COTTAGE, with open fire in Tarbert, Ref 958924. Holiday cottage for rent with the added security of our fraud protection. 8366589

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Part 7 Of The Nancy Glen Campaign

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Alfie Busking by Gayle Campbell

Almost a month has passed since the Nancy Glen sank with two crew members aboard.

So many people have thrown themselves into fundraisers to help raise funds to bring the boys home.

I plan to cover them all, as every effort is appreciated.

I hadn’t thought for a moment what a huge task keeping track of them all would be, so many fantastic people, thank you, each and every one.

Above is Alfie, Busking outside Lochgilphead Co-Op and managed to raise £194.49 for the Nancy Glen Campaign!

The Carradale Scouts sent messages of love and sympathy.

Robert Macleod‎,Carradale Scouts, Messages,
Messages of support from the Carradale Scouts

While at Tarbert Academy, they organised a non uniform day and raised over £400 and raised over £100 more with a collection bucket at the Argyll and Bute awards at Helensburgh.

There will also be another fundraising event by Tarbert Academy in March.

Mirrin and Sophie both just 8 years old, walked from Westport Beach to Macrihanish and raised over £2500!

Mirrin And Sophie, nancy Glen Fundraiser
Mirrin And Sophie Walked From Westport Beach to Macrihanish

Robert Crumlish posted in all things Tarbert from Mull

Hello folks. We had a fundraising weekend raising money for the Nancy Glen fund. Lots of people in Mull got involved including the schools. They raised an amazing £971 collectively. We had a raffle with some brilliant prizes kindly donated by people across Mull and beyond. We are very pleased to announce that the total raised so far is £5110. Also a cheque from Calmac for £100 which we will send on tomorrow along with the transfer of the other funds. We plan on holding more events soon to add some much needed funds to the pot. On behalf of myself, JohnLindsay and Johnny, I would like to thank everyone who has helped us reach this amazing target. Much love from one fishing community to another. Xx

A friend in Helensburgh sent me this photo Players, coaches, family and friends of HelensburghFC are walking round Helensburgh on a sponsored 2 mile walk to raise money for the families of the Nancy GlenHelensbu On Sunday 4th February

Families and friends of Helensburgh FC plan to do a 2 mile walk in memory of the Nancy Glen fishing Boat and to raise funds to help the families of those affected.

The Nancy Glen fishing boat of Tarbert was tragically taken by the West Coast of Scotland waters it fished. One fisherman survived, sadly the two other crew Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk have not been found although it’s thought they were on the vessel which now lies on the seabed.

The families wish to retrieve their loved ones as soon as possible,which will take great resource. In addition the fishermen have left wives and young children behind. Helensburgh FC have forged strong links with both the football and also wider community of Tarbert and we want to help do all we can to assist these families at this time and in the future. We ask for support in this task. Please give generously so that these families may lay their men to rest and that their children are supported through the tough times ahead.

I would ask that as many of you as possible donate anything you can and join us on the walk through Helensburgh.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/gordon-brodie

Continue to part 8

Salmond tells ‘heartless’ UK Government to raise boat wreck

FORMER First Minister Alex Salmond has called on the UK Government to pay for the raising of the Nancy Glen fishing boat which sank in Loch Fyne, with the bodies of missing fishermen Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk thought to be on board.

The Clyde Fishermen’s Association and the men’s families have started fundraising campaigns to salvage the boat so that the two men can be buried ashore, with almost £150,000 raised in just a few days.

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FORMER First Minister Alex Salmond has called on the UK Government to pay for the raising of the Nancy Glen fishing boat which sank in Loch Fyne,…

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An Incredible Show Of Support For The Nancy Glen Campaign!

In less than a week the Clyde Fisherman Trust Nancy Glen Campaign has raised over £130,000.

Support is coming in from far and wide as people picked up the tags #TT100bringtheboyshome, #TT100bringourboyshome  linking to the Just Giving, Go Fund Me and Crowdfunding donation pages and being tweeted, shared, retweeted as much as possible to raise awareness of the campaign.

Social media is a hive of activity and the response is incredible!

The Facebook Group All Things Tarbert Currently has a steady stream of posts as people share ideas and try to do whatever they can to help.

Local businesses have also set up donation boxes in their shops.

The Tweeting on Twitter is constant, I’m sure many of us are struggling to keep up with the notifications!

Behind all the social media noise is a devastated community, heartbroken friends and family that will not give up until they have brought them home.

Charity auctions are being set up, raffles and other fund raising ideas are in the pipeline, words of support from all over the world.

A Facebook page has now been set up to enable people to keep track of what is happening and where, so please do like and follow

The Nancy Glen Fundraising Page.

 

 

On BBC News

A spokesman said: “Fishing is more than just a political issue, it’s people’s lives and in this instance so many who find their world so tragically turned upside down.

“The fund hopes to raise enough to recover the men and allow their families comfort in being able to lay their loved ones to rest after such a horrible and tragic event.

“The Clyde Fishermen’s Association also continues to engage with our Royal Navy and hopes they can help the recovery with their specialist deep water equipment.”

If you can help in any way, by sharing on social media or sending in a donation it would be very much appreciated.

If you would like to share ideas and network with other fundraisers follow the Facebook page or you can contact The Clyde Fishermans Trust Nancy Glen Campaign.

 

Watch Me See Featuring Argyll

Watch Me See is a fantastic website featuring Scotland, the places to see, travellers tips and guides as well as stunning photos of all the areas covered.

Recently Watch Me See visited Argyll  check out the road trip video below.

Inspired by Paul McCartney’s Mull of Kintyre we decided to spend the first day of our Argyll road trip exploring the Kintyre Peninsula. The peninsula is really off the beaten track – more island than mainland -, and there was hardly any traffic on the road.

Don’t stop there, carry on and check out the 50 travel tips for Scotland, some sage advice and great photos!

My favourite tips from the list are;

 

15) Bring your dancing shoes and pray you’ll happen upon a Ceilidh – Sloans in Glasgow actually puts on a Ceilidh dance every Friday night (tickets are £10)!

19) Ask what’s in haggis after you tried it, not before!20) Black pudding is not a pudding. Also, the same rule applies as with the haggis.

32) It’s easy to meet locals in Glasgow. Just go to a pub, stand by the bar and someone will start chatting to you.

33) Glasgow is all about its music. Listen to the buskers around the city centre, or stay overnight and check out a live music venue like The Butterfly & the Pig!

34) Always check the weather forecast, especially before heading out into the hills. I rely on yr.no, a Norwegian weather service.

35) Never trust a blue sky – expect every kind of weather on every day. A typical days in Scotland is going through all four seasons. Within an hour.

36) Invest in a good waterproof jacket and don’t let a bit of rain drag you down!

37) Bring proper hiking equipment, including waterproofs, hiking boots and map material – if you plan to hike in the Highlands.

45) A wee dram increases your chances to spot the monster of Loch Ness.

50) Don’t lift up a man’s kilt!

Scotland is a great location for first-time solo travellers, and my 50 super useful travel tips for Scotland will make your trip even better!

Source: 50 Useful Travel Tips for Scotland | Watch Me See

Barr Na Criche Traditional Stone Cottage With Sea Views

Barr na Criche Cottage (Self Catering Cottage) is peacefully situated a two minute walk from Barr na Criche House (a separate Bed & Breakfast), with views to West Loch Tarbert and Kintyre.

West Loch Tarbert, Barr Na Criche, Dunmore
West Loch

The cottage has one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, both with built in wardrobes. The twin room has furniture which was used by the Olympic Athlete’s at the London 2012 Olympic Village, you never know which famous Gold medallist may have slept on them before!

The bathroom is between the two bedrooms and has a lovely old fashioned cast iron bath and a walk-in shower. The spacious hall way leads to the utility room which has a washing machine and there is a tumble drier up at the main house which is available for guests use. The kitchen is well equipped and includes an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and plenty storage room. It has a lovely archway which leads through to the spacious lounge/dining room. The wood burning stove burns wood and peat which is included in the price of your stay. Satellite TV and a DVD player are available as well as a large range of books and games.

The separate B&B at Barr na Criche House is a two minute walk away. The large en suite B&B room can be set as a twin, double or an extra bed can be added for a third person. This is a delightful room which opens out onto the balcony from where you can sit and watch the world go by, with views of the West Loch and Islay ferry as it sails by several times a day. The en suite bathroom has a shower over the bath and guests are given a hearty breakfast served from a table beside the picture window with wonderful views, across from the balcony.

There is plenty of walking in the area, the fishing village of Tarbert is nine miles away and a little further are the terminals for catching day trips on the Caledonian MacBrayne ferries to the Islands of Gigha, Arran or Islay & Jura. You might just wish to relax down at the sea, a ten minute walk from the cottage, in your own Beach Hut which is well equipped for BBQ’s, bucket & spade ventures etc., The well known Kilberry Inn is four miles from the cottage, serving the most delicious gourmet meals. Pet lambs, Shetlands and Peanut the pony graze nearby. A great base for a family holiday.

tarbert Harbour, Loch Fyne, Kintyre, Tarbert Loch Fyne
Tarbert Harbour

Linen, towels and electricity are included in the price.

www.barrnacriche.com

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Scotland Sailings Aboard Paddle Steamer Waverley

The Paddle Steamer Waverley is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world.

Magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks and gleaming varnish and brass. You can see and hear the mighty steam engines as they propel the paddles that take Waverley majestically through the sea.

Waverley starts her season sailing amidst the stunning scenery of the Western Isles and then spends the summer exploring the West Coast of Scotland. She then visits Liverpool & North Wales followed by the Bristol Channel before moving onto the South Coast of England in September and London and the Thames in October.

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MAY 25TH UNTIL JUNE 6TH, 2018

Waverley’s Clyde Spring and Western Isles sailings are available to book now.

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Find out more about the history of the PS Waverly Here!

 

Scotland Sailings – Paddle Steamer Waverley. Western Isles, Clyde, Glasgow, Waverley Excursions Ltd. Discover the Lochs and Islands. Boat, tours, cruises.

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Donate to The Nancy Glen Families – Clyde Fishing Tragedy

The Nancy Glen Campaign

From The Clyde Fisherman’s Trust.

On the 18th of January 2018 the Nancy Glen fishing boat of Tarbert was tragically taken by the West Coast of Scotland waters it fished.

One fisherman survived, sadly the two other crew Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk have not been found although it’s thought they were on the vessel which now lies on the seabed.
The families wish to retrieve their loved ones as soon as possible,which will take great resource.

In addition the fishermen have left wives and young children behind. The Clyde Fishermen want to help do all they can to assist these families at this time and in the future.

We ask for support in this task. Please give generously so that these families may lay their men to rest and that their children are supported through the tough times ahead.

​Give online at:

Go Fund Me

Just Giving

​Crowd Funding

Send cheque donations to;

​Clyde Fishermen’s Trust
The Briggait
Unit 227
141 Bridgegate
Glasgow
G1 5HZ

Give by bank transfer – email contact@clydefishermenstrust.com

Thank you – we are very grateful.

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