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.
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.
History and Memories
Walks History and Reminiscences
Walking Through History
by Geoff Newton
From Tighnabruaich to Caladh
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.
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.