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Campbeltown is situated near the Mull of Kintyre in Argyll, Scotland. Close to the Gulf Stream, the temperature is generally above the UK average, as witnessed by the many streets and gardens with unprotected palm trees. Established in 1999, Come to Campbeltown links the best of the web pages and provides background, contact and geographic information.


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Useful Campbeltown numbers and location maps

Health Centre (Doctors) +44 (0) 1586 552105 Map
Hospital +44 (0) 1586 552224 Map
Emergency Services 999
Fire Service +44 (0) 1586 552222
Police Office +44 (0) 1586 862200 Map
Electricity Distribution - Scottish Hydro +44 (0) 800 300 999
Harbour Master +44 (0) 1586 552552 Map
Marine VHF Radio Channels 12, 13, 16
Argyll FM (106.5 107.1 107.7) +44 (0) 1586 551800 Map
Campbeltown Flights +44 (0) 1586 552571 Map
Campbeltown Airport +44 (0) 1586 553797 Map
Tourist Information Centre +44 (0) 1586 552056 fax 553291 Map
Library +44 (0) 1586 552366 Map
Argyll & Bute Council +44 (0) 1586 553313 Map
Post Office (Co-op, Longrow) +44 (0) 1586 554721 Map
Town Centre Map
Local Newspaper (Campbeltown Courier) +44 (0) 1586 554646 Map
Kintyre Time Bank +44 (0) 1586 554744 Map

Campbeltown Town Hall Project Coordinator Appointed

Eric SpenceSouth Kintyre Development Trust have appointed a new Project Coordinator to take the Campbeltown Town Hall Project to the next stage of the building's planned refurbishment.

Eric Spence, a local business and community development consultant, will work with the Trust, the Design Team, contractors and local volunteers to ensure that the proposed developments are sustainable and meet the needs of the local community.

Read more on the Campbeltown Town Hall web site and note the next two Town Hall Project events:

* Charity Race Night in aid of Campbeltown Town Hall Project.
Saturday 29th March at 8pm in the Kilbrannan Bar. Free Admission. Raffle.

* Campbeltown Town Hall Open Day on Tuesday 1st April.
See the latest designs from 1pm till 7pm. Meet the architect & have your say! There will be free Tea, Coffee & Home Baking, with Architect Presentations at 1.30pm. 3.30pm & 5.30pm.

Ceol Campbeltown

Ewan McLennan, award winning folk musician, plays the Seafield Hotel, Campbeltown, on Saturday 15th. March 2014. Doors open at 7pm. £8 admission. 01586 552133

Project Co-ordinator sought for Campbeltown Town Hall Project

An opportunity has arisen to manage and deliver the final development phase of the Campbeltown Town Hall project and prepare for the construction phase through the full project life cycle.

Main Contractor sought for Town Hall refurbishment

Now that detailed planning work is well under way, South Kintyre Development Trust, in conjunction with the architects Coltart Earley, are seeking a Main Contractor for the Conservation and Renovation of Campbeltown Town Hall. A Pre Qualification Questionaire (PQQ) has been placed on the Public Contracts web site.

It is hoped that the successful bidder will be able to employ many local trades during this construction phase.

£1M award completes Town Hall finance package

The Big Lottery Growing Community Assets fund has joined Campbeltown Townscape Heritage Initiative, Argyll & Bute Council CHORD programme, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Argyll & the Islands LEADER, the Campbeltown Common Good Fund and Kintyre Civic Society in providing funding for the refurbishment of Campbeltown Town Hall. The funding package that so many have worked towards during the last few years will enable the building to become again the community hub it once was.

A83 to Campbeltown to be a Trunk Road again

Earlier today, at the Scottish Government cabinet meeting in Campbeltown Town Hall, First Minister Alex Salmond confirmed that, within the next year, the A83 road between Kennacraig and Campbeltown will become a trunk road once more.

SKDT June 2013 Newsletter out now

SKDT's June 2013 Newsletter is now out, with the latest on the Town Hall project and Business Plan, Kintyre Way funding, Community Development Plan, new faces and the Tidal Energy Project.

Thanks go to Ann Boulton as honorary editor for all her work on this.

Longrow, Campbeltown

Longrow is one of the main shopping streets in Campbeltown.

Corner Shop

Corner Shop - Toys and games.
Telephone: -
Address: 11-13 Longrow, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6JE

Machrihanish Airbase bought for £1

The buyer is Machrihanish Airbase Community Company, owned and controlled by local people. The hope now is that the site can help reinvigorate the local economy of Campbeltown and the surrounding area by attracting businesses and creating jobs in the process.

Music in Campbeltown

Music of all genres plays a large part in many peoples lives. Argyll, like most parts of Scotland, is rich in musical heritage and current talent. The Mull of Kintyre Music Festival is held annually in Campbeltown.

Horse Riding & Equestrian

Horses and riders are well catered for in the Campbeltown area.


Surf seekers often use the beaches at Machrihanish (5 miles west of Campbeltown on the B843 road), and at Westport (6 miles north on the A83).


There is excellent walking in the surrounding countryside.


Campbeltown has two bowling clubs:


Golfers can choose from several seaside courses with great views, all within easy reach of Campbeltown and the Mull of Kintyre - include them in your
Scotland Golf Package.


The sheltered harbour is a local centre for sailing, and boasts 3m low water depth pontoon berths.

Boat trips

Mull of Kintyre Seatours offer fast and exhilarating boat trips from Campbeltown in the latest design of seaworthy commercial rigid inflatable boats (RIBS).


The fishing is good too, with opportunities for sea angling and fresh-water fly fishing.


Bird life abounds around Campbeltown, and there are two particular locations that afficionados would not want to miss.

Are we missing something?

From its beginning in 1999, Come to Campbeltown has strived to include all available links to web sites describing Campbeltown. Inevitably, there will be updates that we have missed or links we have not come across. If you know of a Campbeltown link that should be added or updated, or find one that is obsolete or broken, we'd like to hear from you. Also, we may have mentioned your business or organisation - why not talk to us about a feature page or a direct link to your web site? Add/delete/amend entry on

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