Cowal Open Studios - September weekend 2019

22nd - 25th September 2017

Tighnabruaich is a hot spot for artists and makers,  and Carry Farm is a great place to stay whilst you tour around the peninsula visiting Cowal Open Studios. The farm's Textile and Ceramic studio is on the door step and many more are less than a ten minute drive from the farm.

The professional artists – painters, potters, sculptors, furniture makers, jewellers, textile artists and photographers, who work on the Cowal peninsula in the midst of the beautiful Argyll countryside, open their doors to visitors on these four days (and on other times by appointment). From Cairndow to Dunoon and Toward, from Strachur to Tighnabruaich and many beautiful places in between, come and see what lies behind the closed doors and beyond the garden gates.

Kyles 10 Miles Saturday 14th September 2019

Kyles 10 Miles Saturday 14th September 2019

The Kyles 10 Miles road race, under 2 hours from Glasgow, has already become one of the most stunning runs in Scotland. The route covers part of Argyll’s Secret Coast which is a little known area of natural beauty on the west coast of Scotland. The circular route is a gem, once uncovered never forgotten, with majestic mountains and a secluded coastal road providing the runner with amazing views and challenges.

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Cowal Fest October 2019

Cowal Fest annual walking and outdoors festival is one of the largest and most varied walking festivals in Scotland, with more than 60 walks led by expert and knowledgeable walk leaders. 

All ages and abilities are catered for and the walks cover interest areas of wildlife, bird watching, drama, photography, art, history, heritage, folklore, tai chi, great gardens, great houses and some great hill walks including the opportunity the complete over 6 days the long distance trail ‘The Cowal Way’. If you’ve got the time (and the energy!) you can also go canoeing or cycling and to a range of musical and arts events.