Debate A Community Archaeological Dig!

Tarbert – Our Castle of Kings

 Visit Here to vote for Tarbert castle, add your opinion, pictures or just vote it up by clicking the heart as shown below.

Tarbert, Castle, Dig, Historical

To carry out a Community Archaeological dig at Tarbert Castle involving community volunteers and school children from mid Argyll. We will be working in partnership with the archaeologist and education department of Kilmartin Museum as well as schools throughout the area to further explore the structure and history of our community owned and maintained Royal Castle.

Supporting Communities Fund

Argyll and Bute Council is changing how it distributes its grants to local community groups and third sector organisations, giving local communities more of a direct say in how the funding is allocated.

The fund is open to community groups including community councils and parent councils.

Projects can receive up to a maximum of £2,500.

A website has been created specifically for the fund:

Groups are encouraged to post their ideas for projects between now and 22 December 2017, to let their communities know what they would do with the money and how it would benefit the area. The ideas website allows people to see the ideas being proposed, ask questions to find out more, offer suggestions to help shape the ideas and provide feedback to groups before they submit a funding application.

This year, applications will be decided by participatory budgeting. This means that officers will score applications and recommend a list to councillors who will agree which projects will go forward to a public vote. Members of the public will have the final say on which projects receive funding through a vote in April 2018.

If you would like to apply to the fund, visit to post your idea.

The fund is split between the four Area Committee areas – Bute and Cowal, Helensburgh and Lomond, Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands, and Oban, Lorn and the Isles.

A step by step guide to posting an idea on the site is can be found at and the Council’s Community Development Officers will be able to help anyone who needs support to post an idea or use the site. The Community Development Team can be contacted by email or by calling 01369 708669.

Citizen participation application

Source: Your Priorities

Gallery of Old Photographs Of Tarbert

Cottage, Baluachdrach, Old Photo, Historical Photos, Tarbert Loch Fyne, Argyll & Bute, Scotland, West Coast, Scottish Highlands
Cottage at Baluachdrach

A trip down memory lane, beautiful photographs from Tarbert.

If you have any you would like to see added to this collection please contact me and I will add them , with full credit to the photo’s going to you.

To view greater detail, just click on the images to enlarge to full size.

The pictures in this gallery have been collected from public internet images, if any pictures in here belong to you please contact me so I can add your details to them.

Some of these images appear on other websites, check out

Tarbert Castle

 Tarbert Castle

As you come into Tarbert, be it by land or sea, you are sure to spot the castle.
The climb to the top of the hill may be tiring for some but it is well worth the effort.
The views from the top are spectacular so if the weather is nice, take a cool drink and a picnic and make some time to really savour the view!
The grass around the castle is kept trim thanks to the Hebridean black sheep that live up there.

I found an excellent PDF file on the Knapdale People Website giving more details on the history of the castle and the surrounding area.

Tarbert Castle is looked after by The Tarbert Castle Trust, more information can be found on their website.
You can also follow the trust on their facebook page giving updates on news and developments, see below for a preview and give them a “like”
There are some fantastic pictures of the castle on the page taken by local and tourists, check out the community woodland too!

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