Campbeltown Museum & Memorial Garden

Southern Highlands & Islands

This museum in the noble library building has a few interesting archaeological artefacts from various periods of history, and canvases by William McTaggart among others. The Memorial Garden in the inner courtyard commemorates Linda McCartney, who is represented by a somewhat spooky statue.

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