Tarbert Guide To Festivals
Argyll is famous for its festivals; highland games, highland dancing, and Scottish country music, to name a few. If you plan to visit during these times, you are strongly advised to book your accommodation well in advance as during the festivals there is an over whelming demand for accommodation. The festivals are all very well attended and people come from far and wide as these festivals are an established part of the Scottish festivals calendar. Most of the festivals have highland games, highland dancing, and music.
Tarbert Harbour Authority, Harbour Office, Garvel road, Tarbert, Argyll, PA29 6TR. Harbour is one of Tarbert’s main attractions, a real yachtsman’s paradise and this ‘safe harbour’ is easily accessible through East Loch Tarbert.
A recent expansion has seen the harbour increase its number of berths and it now boasts some 600m of pontoons and 160 finger berths which provide berthing for visiting vessels of varying shapes and sizes. The harbour also offers moorings in the inner harbour, winter berthing cheaper than anywhere else in the Firth of Clyde area, fuel, gas, showers, toilets, fax, internet access, sailmaker, laundrette, fully equipped chandlery, boat valet service and much much more. There is a new walkway linking the pontoons with the village, adjacent to which is the ever evolving amenity area which currently boasts shade sails, an outdoor gym, a barbecue, a Table Tennis table and a Boules playing area. An artificial grass and more robust and serviceable marquee are planned for 2013. For further information Telephone: 01880 820344, Fax: 01880 820 719, email.
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Dolphin Scottish Series, Tarbert
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series (locally known as Tarbert Boat Race) is the premier sailing event in Scotland and it is the second largest sailing series in the United Kingdom. The Series is organized by the well known Clyde Cruising Club and its Scottish Series Yacht Race has now become one of the biggest events in the British Yachting calendar. The race is usually held in May/June every year.
Tarbert is proud of its beautiful natural harbour which is now well maintained, well equipped with permanent pontoons and moorings, well provided with showers and toilets. More than 300 boats usually participate in various boating events. If you need more information, visit their web site.
The next Scottish Series will be held on May 24 - 27, 2013.
Car Rally: Tour of Mull Rally
The Tunnock's Tour of Mull Rally is organised by the 2300 Club, a group of motor sport enthusiasts based in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK. This event is held every October on the Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland.
The car rally is held annually, the event is open to anybody who would like to have a go in the appropriate vehicle. The event runs from Friday Evening to Sunday morning in three discrete sections. The cars compete against the clock over the public roads which are closed to the public during the event.
The roads are all tarmac, single track lanes with numerous hairpins, steep hills, and big drops. For details contact Mr. Neil Molyneux, Walkers Castle, Hurst Green, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9QJ. Telephone: 01254 826564 Fax: 01254 878188 or visit their web site.
The next rally will be on October 11 - 13, 2013.
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