Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands
A scenic hour and a half drive from Glasgow past the shores of
Loch Lomond and over the magnificent Rest and Be Thankful, down
the western side of beautiful Loch Fyne, brings you to the gateway
of this stunning and historic area of Argyll.
The Royal Burgh of Inveraray is the former capital of Argyll and is
the home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell. Neil
Munro, author of the Para Handy tales, was born in the town in 1863.
A particularly picturesque town, Inveraray provides easy reach to
many other tourist attractions. The town’s ceremony rooms are
located on an upper floor above the tourist office, with views
overlooking the loch. The facilities can accommodate up to 30
Twenty-four miles south of Inveraray on the A83 is the town of
Lochgilphead, home to Argyll and Bute Council headquarters at
Kilmory Castle. The castle gardens, home to many rare
rhododendrons and unusual trees and plants, offer a stunning
backdrop for photographs, as do the nearby Crinan Canal and
The Registrar’s office and ceremony rooms are at the top of Argyll
Street within easy walking distance of the waterfront and car parking.
The ceremony room can accommodate up to 30 people. Located
on the ground floor, there is wheelchair access and toilets.
Pedestals of silk flowers are available but you can provide your own
flowers if you wish. Music facilities and a limited choice of music is
available and you are free to bring your own CDs.
There is parking available at the ceremony rooms and within easy
walking distance. On weekdays, however, only two spaces can be
The Royal Burgh of Campbeltown is easily reached by air (direct
flights from Glasgow to Machrihanish), by sea (season ferry during
May to September), or road (the scenic A83 via Loch Lomond).
You can also take the stress out of driving and make the most of
the views by using the daily Glasgow to Campbeltown bus service.
The local harbour has pontoons for mooring and facilities nearby