Image © Bob Jones
Latitude: 55° 25'N
Longitude: 05° 34'W
Ownership: Argyll and Bute Council
Usage: Leisure, Fishing, Commercial
Contact name: Stephen Scally, Harbourmaster
Telephone no: 01586 552552
About CampbeltownCampbeltown, the largest town in the peninsula of Kintyre and third largest in Argyll lies some 140 miles by road from the nearest large town, Glasgow, but only 14 miles across the Irish Sea from Northern Ireland. With a population of around 5,500 people (and falling) it is often aptly described as the most southerly point of the Highlands, indeed it is more southerly than Berwick in England!
The harbour developed in association with coal mining, herring fishing, boat building and whiskey distilling. At one time there were thirty distilleries and a thriving herring fleet. Both the distilleries and the fishing fleets are now much reduced. A small shipyard remains. The town and harbour are now popular with tourists.
Return to Area Map