100 Objects

The history of Campbeltown in 100 objects

The 100 objects project brings together key moments in the town's history by bringing together objects from collections, on public display and even everyday items which are on mantlepieces and in attics in homes around the town. They tell the important story of how Campbeltown lived, worked and grew over the last 300 years.

Do you have an interesting object that you’d like us to feature?  Perhaps you have a story to tell about an object, or perhaps you recall a story you were told as a child?

This project is all about capturing the objects, buildings, locations, and stories that made and shaped Campbeltown over 300 years.

Please contact the Heritage Centre to discuss and take part.

Progress of the project

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  • The Fessenden Mast

    Machrihanish Radio Station was established on the seafront at Uisaed Point, west of Machrihanish on the Kintyre peninsula, in December 1905. It remained there as part of an experimental transatlantic radio system until December 1906, when it collapsed during a gale.

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  • The Storm

    McTaggart's energetic brush work and bold colour convey the power of the thunderous sky, lashing wind and turbulent sea.

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    The Campbeltown Cross

    The secular 'merkat' or market cross marks the birth of Campbeltown and three hundred years of social history.

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    Lorne Street Church

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    The Railway

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  • Machrihanish Airbase

    With a runway long enough to land a space shuttle, the base could become on of the UK's first gateways to space exploration.

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    The Whisky Still

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