West Coast Crafts and Gift Shop can be found in The Kilchoan Community Centre on Pier Road in Kilchoan. Pop in to browse their wide selection of local handmade crafts and produce from the local area. The shop also has a good selection of local books, maps and guides which together with other resources in The Kilchoan Community Centre will help you get the most out of stay way out west.
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Glenuig Hall is owned and managed by The Glenuig Community Association.
The Glenuig recycling Point is situated next to The Glenuig Community Shop on the side of the A861. Recycle your glass bottles here rather than taking then home with you. Best to bring a few at a time to give you a good excuse to linger and increase the chances of meeting some of the local sheep. Look out for great northern divers at high tide too.
The Glenuig Community Shop is staffed by local volunteers and is generally open most afternoons. The shops stocks a good range of provisions as well as some local gifts. It also has a good selection of ice creams too which can be enjoyed watching the sheep from the bench outside the shop. Watch out for divers and otters on The Sound of Arisaig too. A great place to catch up with the locals and find out what is happening in the Village Hall and Inn.
The recycling centre in Kilchoan is situated on the road to Ardnamurchan Lighthouse just opposite the village fire station. It has facilities for paper, glass, food and drink cartons, food tins, drink cans and aerosols and plastic pots, tubs and trays. A little bit more than your average village recycling point, but when you are in such a remote and beautiful place there can be no excuse for littering so please recycle your waste if you can not take it home with you.
Mingarry castle is a medieval castle that stands on a rocky outcrop on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, just east of the village of Kilchoan. This impressive castle once served as the former stronghold of the MacIains and has recently been restored. Experience the best of Highland hospitality by either staying in one of the lavishly furnished suites or simply enjoy a fine dining experience in the fine oak panelled dining room.
Puffin Coffee is situated in The Kilchoan Community Centre in the village of Kilchoan. The friendly family run coffee shop serves teas, coffees and snacks including sandwiches, soups, cakes and bacon baps. A great place to grab a quick takeout to take on the ferry to Tobermory from the nearby ferry terminal in Kilchoan, or grab a picnic lunch for your trip with Staffa Tours to see the puffins on The Treshnish Isles.
As far as the loo scene goes, this is maybe the greenist. Take comfort in the fact that you are making a small contribution to the well being of the wee bugs and creepy crawlies that live in the heart of the Atlantic oak woodlands. Architectually desgned, these loos are well worth a visit, though watch out for those pesky kelpies from the nearby lochan.
Sgoil na Coille, or The Salen Wood School is tucked away in the woods along The Gaelic Alphabet Trail in the atlantic oakwoods in Salen. It is available to hire as a quirky wedding venue though is more regularly used by The Lochaber Countryside Rangers for their community outreach work with children. The Easter egg hunts are always a family favourite and if you want to learn about whittling wooden spoons this may well be the school for you. A great place to share a tale or two and catch up with the local pixies.
The Acharacle Community Centre is one of the main hubs for the local community of Acharacle and surrounds. It hosts local meetings and supports the community through lunch clubs, meeting rooms and a reuse project. There is a washing machine available for hire as well as shower facilites.