East Kintyre

Welcome to East Kintyre!

Enjoy exploring our dedicated website, and learn more about our fascinating history . . . and what’s going on right now in our vibrant community

Business Directory

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Weather Forecast

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Tide Times

Tide times are an important side to living by the sea! Check today's tide by clicking the Tide Times button below....

Find out what’s going on in our community

East Kintyre News

Find out the latest news by reading the main news articles. The date noted in brackets shows when the article was posted.

Community Minutes

The Board Minutes of some local community groups are uploaded here, once approved.

Community Facebook

Facebook pages are a great way to find out what has been happening in all the clubs and activities

Eating Out in East Kintyre

There’s a wide range of eateries serving food, and tend to book up quickly (especially for evening meals) so please do check ahead directly with the hospitality operator to book a table.

Clubs & Activities

You’d be surprised just how much is going on in East Kintyre. Want to find out more? Well, here you can find the details of local clubs, community groups, societies and associations.

Local Information Links

Want to find out more about East Kintyre? Here are a number of links you may find useful.

East Kintyre Job Vacancies

East Kintyre hosts an incredible range of jobs, both professional and voluntary. If we hear of any vacancies or volunteers required, we shall post the details here.

Local Development Plan

The CCT and EKCC have produced a wide-ranging and inclusive 2020-2025 East Kintyre LDP, after feedback from the community.

Each village in East Kintyre is unique

Carradale Harbour


The focal point for visitors to this small, quiet village remains the harbour. Close your eyes and, with the sea air in your lungs and the gentle jingle of the boats’ rigging in your ears, you can almost imagine the days from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when this would have been bustling with the toing and froing of local fishermen.



A tranquil retreat on Ardnacross Bay, it boasts magnificent views out towards the Isle of Arran and the unmistakable rocky outpost that is Ailsa Craig. Its long, white sandy beach is not only popular with locals and visitors but also the resident seals – on a clear day, it’s possible to spot dolphins and porpoises too.

Saddell Castle


Saddell is a small hamlet of houses that also form the gateway to some of Kintyre’s most treasured architectural antiquities. These include the ruins of a Cistercian Abbey, founded around 1160 by Somerled and completed by his son, whose descendants became the Clan MacDonald and eventual Lords of the Isles.



Today, Grogport, which lies just north of the village of Carradale, is just as popular as an all-year-round holiday base for exploring the length and breadth of the Kintyre peninsula. As well as its white sandy beach there is a picnic spot nearby – ideal for al fresco dining and enjoying wonderful views across Kilbrannan Sound to Arran.