Lis­more Gaelic Her­itage Cen­tre

‘Each ruin, each knoll, car­ries some tale, some se­cret tra­di­tion unique to that spot’

The Oban Times - - FEATURE -

The Is­land of Lis­more is an emer­ald gem set at the en­trance to Loch Linnhe. Only 50 min­utes on the ferry from Oban or 10 min­utes on the foot ferry from Port Ap­pin, it is eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble to walk­ers, cy­clists and day trip­pers. The is­land is rich in his­tor­i­cal sites telling the story of the peo­ple who have lived here for thou­sands of years.

From the Oban Ferry, as it ap­proaches Ach­nacroish, you get your first sight of Tir­fuir Cas­tle, the Pic­tish Broch dom­i­nat­ing the ap­proaches from the main­land. Cas­tle Co­ef­fin on the western side has Vik­ing con­nec­tions and at the south end of the is­land is Achin­duin Cas­tle look­ing to­ward the sound of Mull. There are Bronze Age cairns, carved me­dieval grave slabs, de­serted town­ships, lime kilns and wa­ter­mills and a Steven­son light­house.

Be­tween the two fer­ries (3 miles from Point and 2½ from Ach­nacroish,) on the main road, is the Gaelic Her­itage Cen­tre; a stun­ning eco­log­i­cally friendly build­ing with a re­stored cot­tar’s cot­tage along­side. In­side is an ac­cred­ited mu­seum packed with in­for­ma­tion about the is­land – both past and pre­sent; a newly re­fur­bished shop sell­ing un­usual and in­ter­est­ing items - all made in Scot­land - and our bright and lively com­mu­nity café where you can feast on home bak­ing, light lunches, tea and cof­fee. Is­land pro­duce is al­ways used in sea­son.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be found on our web­site

www.lis­more­gaelicher­itage­cen­tre. org and on the Com­mu­nity web­site www.isle­oflis­more.com.

www.lis­more­gaelicher­itage­cen­tre.org

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