Welcome to Gigha
Gigha (ghee-ah; www.gigha.org.uk) is a low-lying island, 6 miles long by about 1 mile wide, famous for its sandy beaches, pristine turquoise water and mild climate – subtropical plants thrive in Achamore Gardens. Other highlights include the ruined church at Kilchattan, the bible garden at the manse, and Gigha's picturesque northern end.
The island was famously purchased by its residents in 2002, though they have had some financial problems since. Local Gigha cheeses include goats cheese and oak-smoked cheddar.