Tarbert, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

This evening, I am reporting on the village of Tarbert in the county of Argyll & Bute in the West of Scotland.

In Scotland there are at least six places named Tarbert or Tarbet. The name means a strip of land where boats could be carried between two stretches of water, in this case East Loch Tarbert and West Loch Tarbert.In the 11th century a Norwegian (Viking) king, Magnus Barefoot, annexed the region of Kintyre by having his ship dragged across the isthmus with himself at the helm.

Tarbert is about 38 miles south of Inveraray and close to the port of Kennacraig where ferries travel to the island of Islay. Other facts and information:

  • Considered as the gateway to the peninsula of Kintyre.
  • Population 1300.
  • The busy harbour is used by fishermen and yachting enthusiasts,
  • Hosts a seafood festival in July.
  • Overlooking the village are the ruins of a 14th century castle.
  • Close to four ferry terminals.
  • Well endowed with tourist accommodation and restaurants.

Tarbert, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Tarbert, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Tarbert, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Tarbert, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Scotch whiskies at Whisky West Coast, Tarbert

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