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The Church in Kilfinan Parish

A History of the Church in Kilfinan Parish, from its early life to the present day

by Margaret Munro and Sheena Currie

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Memories of Kilfinan Church from 1950

by Duncan MacIntyre

Atlantic Adventure


On 27th April 2021 Jock Hamilton and his 33 foot yacht Freya set sail single-handed from outside his home in Tighnabruaich to cross the Atlantic. His route took him to Plymouth to meet other yachts in the NOSTAR - the unofficial OSTAR with only 4 entrants - and then on towards Rhode Island USA. Jock’s adventures, including his dismasting in the mid-Atlantic and jury rig sail back to his mooring in Tighnabruaich, are recored in the blog he kept during his voyage.

Heritage Centre

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Commemorating those who gave their lives during the “war to end all wars”.

This presentation reflects on-going research by the Tighnabruaich Heritage Centre. 


The Restless Wind
Peter and Jill Hamilton from Tighnabruaich shot this film during their 1950's voyage to the South Pacific in their 25ft, engineless yacht Salmo. It is narrated by their son, Jock Hamilton. Peter's book, The Restless Wind, is a charming account of their adventures and can be downloaded here.


Kilfinan Parish

History and Memories

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Walks History and Reminiscences

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Tighnabruaich Recollections

Walking Through History

by Geoff Newton

Part 1

From Tighnabruaich to Caladh

Part 2

From Tighnabruaich through Auchenlochan to Kames and around the Ardlamont peninsula to Millhouse

Cuthbert Spencer of Tighnabruaich

Gardener, Photographer and Lad o’Pairts

by Geoff Newton

Anyone who spent holidays in Tighnabruaich during the first half of the C20th would have been familiar with the photographic postcards sold in the shops to send home to friends and relatives. There were local views, some including houses and people could say, ‘This is where we stayed’; many were of steamers in which visitors might have sailed. There were also photographs of local Regattas and notable yachts.

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Kifinan Parish

A Timeline from 800AD to 1800AD


Brigid H Sillars

Margaret G Munro

An introduction to the history of Kilfinan Parish, highlighting the west coast of the Parish from Ardlamont to Otter Ferry (Loch Fyne shore).  In medieval times, this now tranquil shore was an important land base for the earliest Clan families: Lamonts, Campbells and MacEwens.  The lives of the people who lived there were much affected by national events and politics through the centuries.  The village of Kilfinan lies on the east side of Loch Fyne, north west of Tighnabruaich.


The Dunoon School Hostel

A video of 45 mins showing the life for students at the Hostel in 1968

Cine Film (1960s) by Norman MacDonald

A video of 45 mins showing clips of life in and around Tighnabruaich in the 1960s (Amateur 8mm clips - poor quality)

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