Kintyre is perhaps
one of Scotland's best kept secrets in terms of the diversity in
scenery the west coast peninsula holds.
'mainland island' would in fact be an island if it were not for
the mile-long isthmus between West Loch Tarbert East Loch Tarbert.
Indeed, in the eleventh century, when the Scottish King, Malcolm Canmore, allowed Magnus Barefoot, King of Norway, to lay claim to
any island he could circumnavigate by boat, Magnus succeeded in
dragging his boat across the Tarbert isthmus and added the
peninsula to his Hebridean kingdom!!