Leisure
Walk with the Courier: Beinn Ghuilean

Beinn Ghuilean’s modest 352m (1154ft) map height does not reveal its spectacular situation on the edge of the sea. There are great views to: Davaar Island and, if the tide is out its dhorlin, across the Kilbrannan Sound to Arran, across the loch to Askomil,

Leisure
On a wing with Machrihanish Seabird Observatory

The most extraordinary event of 2017 was a June fly-by Sooty Tern usually found in Tropical waters. This is a new species for Argyll, the first since the Observatory was established on September 11 1993.

Leisure
Argyll ablaze as rhododendrons bloom

Closer to Campbeltown off the B842, is Christine and Livingstone Russell’s garden at An Ceardach. Five acres of  planting including large collections of rhododendrons and many interesting and unusual trees and shrubs.