6 things to do this summer

Looking for things to do during your visit to Port Appin? Watching the sun set is always top of the list, but here are 6 ideas of things to do - by day - this summer (while you are waiting for the stunning sunsets).

1. Visit Castle Stalker

Daily summer tours of this iconic castle are available in the company of a member of the Stewart Allward family who are the present owners of the castle. The trip takes around 2 hours and includes a short boat ride over to the castle island. Read more>    

2. Appin Art Exhibition

Our local art group create arworks throughout the year to put on a show from 15-25 July in Port Appin village hall. Admission is free, open 10.30am-6pm daily except Sundays.

3. Wildlife Boat Tour

Daily boat tours from the pier in Port Appin with Appin Boat Tours. A gentle tour to see the costal scenery, seals, birds and castles...all with great stories and local knowledge from boat skipper Alistair. Read more>

4. Isle of Lismore Raft Race

The island's annual sports day for all the family. 25 July at Salen Bay, Lismore.There are children's races, heavy events, tug o'war plus the raft race of course. Dance in the hall at night. Read more>    

5. Appin Agricultural Show

Our local show with highland cows, sheep, highland dancing, a dog competition, arts and crafts marquee, refreshements and a full afternoon programme for all the family. 15 August, from 10.30am, Tynribbie Croft, Appin. (field opposite Church of Scotland & Appin Village Hall, Appin)

6. Port Appin Studio Open Weekend

Artists Alex and Midge Gourlay open their studio as part of Artmap Argyll 28 - 31 August. It's a chance to see beautiful paintings, prints and textile arts, chat to the artists and take a little piece of Port Appin home with you. Read more>

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