A Fantastic Chance To Exchange From London To Kintyre!

If you fancy upping sticks and escaping to the beautiful Western Coast Of Scotland, here is your chance!

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Looking for a council / HA house exchange.

I have a lovely 3 bed (2 double, 1 single) house on the west coast of Kintyre, Scotland in a small, quiet, rural village between the towns of Tarbert and Campbeltown with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean and the Islands of Gigha, Cara and Islay from the house.

Beaches and beautiful scenic walks all around.

It is a popular place with surfers and tourists. There is a village shop and a small cafe.

You can also get the ferry from the village to the lovely Island of Gigha and a ferry a few miles down the road which takes you to Islay where you can also travel onto the Island of Jura.

We love living here but we have to move to be closer to my husband’s elderly parents.

We are looking for a 3 bed house in the South of England, with easy access to London. Would love a pretty village but would also consider some areas of London. We would be looking to move around May/June 2018, maybe before for the right property.

Looking for a council / HA house exchange. I have a lovely 3 bed (2 double, 1 single) house on the west coast of Kintyre, Scotland in a small, quiet, rural village between the towns of Tarbert and Campbeltown with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean and the Islands of Gigha, Cara and Islay from the house. Beaches and beautiful scenic walks all around. It is a popular place with surfers and tourists. There is a village shop and a small cafe. You can also get the ferry from the village to the lovely Island of Gigha and a ferry a few miles down the road which takes you to Islay where you can also travel onto the Island of Jura. We love living here but we have to move to be closer to my husband’s elderly parents. We are looking for a 3 bed house in the South of England, with easy access to London. Would love a pretty village but would also consider some areas of London. We would be looking to move around May/June 2018, maybe before for the right property.

Source: Lovely 3 bed house with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean Swap in Tarbert, Argyll | Preloved

Kung Fu Panda 3 And Dad’s Army

Kung Fu Panda 3

The Screen Machine is coming back to Tarbert on the 12 April 2016!
When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.

But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas.

Living large and loving life, Po (Jack Black) realizes that he has a lot to learn if he’s going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor (Dustin Hoffman).
After reuniting with his long-lost father (Bryan Cranston), Po must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters.
Together, the kung-fu brethren unite to take on the evil Kai (J.K. Simmons), a supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle.

Check out some of the reviews online! If you loved the others in the series this one is said to be the best Kung Fu Panda film yet!

 

Also Showing is the new Dad’s Army film.

Dad’s Army is a 2016 British war comedy film, based on the BBC television sitcom Dad’s Army. Directed by Oliver Parker, set in 1944, after the events depicted in the television series.
The story sees Catherine Zeta-Jones play a glamorous journalist, who is sent to report on the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon.
This is all before MI5 discovers that there is a German spy, hiding in the fictional British town.

While looking on youtube for the trailers I found this great little film by Armin Grewe giving you a virtual tour of the Screen Machine when it visited Islay.

MV Finlaggan From Tarbert To Islay

MV Finlaggan

Tarbert is not only the gateway to the stunning Kintyre Peninsula, it is also an ideal location to use as a base while island hopping around the Inner Hebrides.
Island hopping around Argyll’s Atlantic Islands is the perfect way to explore the west coast and see the rich history, wildlife and archaeological remains of this fascinating, ancient region
In time this site will cover all routes, but for now we are just popping over to the wonderful Isle of Islay.

The Isle of Islay is the southernmost island of the Inner Southern Hebrides of Scotland and lies in Argyll and Bute.
A true wildlife paradise, everywhere along the coast you can find seals, wading birds, oyster catchers, gannets, terns, gulls, ducks, shags, cormorants.
Dolphin and  basking sharks can be spotted from the coastal areas.
The farm lands are also home to lapwings, curlews, fewer corncrake and many other birds.
Buzzards, Hen Harriers, Golden Eagles and other birds of prey can also be spotted.
The Isle of Jura, the Kintyre peninsula and Northern Ireland are Islay’s neighbours and should be added to your island hopping adventures too!

You can get to Islay from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal in Tarbert.
You can read more about Finlaggan In This Presentation.
The MV Finlaggan was the first CalMac ship to have “clam shell” bow doors, that open sideways. The car deck is partially open at the stern and has a mezzanine deck capable of taking an additional 18 cars
3 passenger decks with a restaurant, shop, and two disabled lifts serving all decks.
Entering through doors on the car deck, a staircase takes you up to a lounge with a bar/coffee shop, games room and baggage storage.
Further stairs, with a statue in the middle, take you to the cafeteria and a lounge with dog areas, a kid’s play area and televisions.
Below is a video I shot today of it leaving Kennacraig and heading off to Islay, what a beautiful calm, December day for it.

When you visit Islay, you must explore Finlaggan, the ancient capital of the once powerful sea-faring kingdom, the Lordship of the Isles.

Like many of the Scottish Isles you will find Islay has many treats in store, from fascinating history, wonderful food and of course fantastic whisky from one of the 8 distilleries.
If you cannot get to Islay right now but want to sample a wee dram, try these. Drinks by the Dram Islay Whisky Tasting Set (5 x 3cl)

Bruichladdich Scottish Barley- The Classic Laddie
Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest
Caol Ila 12 Year Old
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Lagavulin 16 Year Old
Islay is a world-renowned whisky producing island located in the Inner Hebrides.
A collection of fine single malt Scotch whiskies best enjoyed neat or with just a splash of water.

Bruichladdich 

Made from barley harvested at Rockside Farm, Islay, in 2006 and distilled in 2007. The specially selected grain, the slow distillation and carefully considered casks were vital in creating this iconic unpeated single malt.