Your guide to civil ceremonies in Argyll and Bute

Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands

distance of the waterfront and car parking. The ceremony room can accommodate up to 30 people and is located on the ground floor with wheelchair access and toilets. Parking is available at the ceremony rooms and within easy walking distance. On weekdays, however, only two spaces can be reserved. Campbeltown The Royal Burgh of Campbeltown minute flights from Glasgow to Machrihanish); by sea (seasonal ferry during May to September); or road (the scenic A83 via Loch Lomond). You can also take the stress out of driving and make the most of the views by using the five times per day Glasgow to Campbeltown bus service. The local harbour has pontoons for mooring and facilities nearby for yachtsmen. Kintyre has always been popular with tourists for its many is situated on the beautiful peninsula of Kintyre. Easily reached by air (direct 40 beaches, variety of golf courses, local whisky and, of course, it’s stunning beauty which inspired Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘Mull of Kintyre’.

A drive down the coast quickly shows just what inspired him, with long sandy beaches, small intimate coves and the famous ‘mist rolling in from the sea’. These beautiful beaches make a stunning setting for outdoor ceremonies. Campbeltown ceremony rooms are located in the magnificent A-listed sandstone building, designed by Sir JJ Burnet. Situated in the town centre, the Burnet Building also houses a local museum and has beautiful views over the loch. There are two ceremony rooms available, both with many original features and displaying paintings by artists William McTaggart and Archibald MacKinnon. The large ceremony suite accommodates up to 70 people and is beautifully decorated in rustic shades, with a grand fireplace and fabulous wooden beams, overlooking the Lady McCartney memorial garden, which can also be used for your ceremony. The smaller ceremony room, in creamwith dark wood paneling, enjoys views over the loch to Davaar Island and holds smaller, intimate parties of up to ten people. There is ample parking close to the office but we would recommend guests use Hall Street, which is a short walk away. There is a disabled access to the rear of the building and a portable loop system for those who are hard of hearing.

A scenic hour and a half drive from Glasgow past the shores of Loch Lomond and over the magnificent Rest and Be Thankful, down the western side of beautiful Loch Fyne, brings you to the gateway of this stunning and historic area of Argyll. The area has many beautiful islands and sandy beaches. Kintyre is also known as the mainland island as it is only connected at Tarbert by a narrow area of land. The food is world renowned, especially the locally caught seafood, and the whisky trade has always been a large visitor attraction. More recently, however, the area’s gin distilleries are becoming just as popular. Lochgilphead Twenty-four miles south of Inveraray on the A83 is the town of Lochgilphead, home to Argyll and Bute Council headquarters at Kilmory Castle. The castle gardens are home to many rare rhododendrons and unusual trees and plants, and offer a stunning backdrop for photographs, as does the nearby Crinan Canal and front green. The registrar’s office and ceremony rooms are at the top of Argyll Street within easy walking

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