See and do
Plan your visit to the Heritage Centre
There's lots to see and do at the Heritage Centre - we have a wide range of social history exhibits from around 1700 to the present day.
There is a rich history of farming over 400 years of almost self-efficiency, starting with the black cattle which produced milk, butter and beef.
Coal has been mined in Kintyre since the latter part of the 15th century.
In the 1600's, Campbeltown became known as a whisky smuggling centre - with the illegal production of whisky, or ‘Uisge Beatha’, Gaelic for 'water of life’ taking advantage of the large, remote coastline.
Since prehistoric times, subsistence fishing was engaged, in using spears, traps, lines and nets, and shellfish were a vital element in the diet of some hunter-gatherer communities.