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Mothers' Day on Argyll's Secret Coast

Mothers' Day on Argyll's Secret Coast
Mothers’ Day is nearly here! Whether you want to give your mum a special gift, treat her to a lovely lunch or share a unique experience with her, we’ve got Mothers’ Day covered on Argyll’s Secret Coast.

Shopping on Argyll’s Secret Coast is a relaxed affair, and you’ll find some great gifts for Mothers’ Day in the local shops. Tig Gallery at the heart of Tighnabruaich features a fabulous range of art, as well as a collection of design-led jewellery, sculpture, textiles, glass and ceramics. Here are Tig Gallery’s top five gifts for Mothers’ Day, all available online or in the gallery.

Just a few doors along from the gallery is Gifts & Things, a new addition to Tighnabruaich’s main street. The shop is packed with cracking gifts, crafts and trinkets, as well as some locally made goodies. The Shop at Portavadie is another good spot for Mothers’ Day gifts. It’s a treasure-trove of coastal-inspired clothing, accessories, gifts and more. It stocks iconic clothing brands, soaps, Scottish books, unique jewellery and gadgets galore. Portavadie also offers gift vouchers. Looking for wine, chocolates and other treats? You can’t beat Kames Village Store, your friendly local grocer.

Or how about the gift of an adventure? Wilder Ways runs a programme of horse riding treks as well as bespoke packages for special occasions. The horses will be based at Portavadie through April and August. Tighnabruaich Sailing School runs adult dinghy sailing courses in May, June and August. Another option is a sea kayaking course with Sea Kayak Argyll based at Tighnabruaich Sailing School. Contact Wilder Ways or Tighnabruaich Sailing School to check availability.

Eating out
There are so many places to enjoy a Mothers’ Day meal on Argyll’s Secret Coast. Botanica Restaurant is a superb relaxed eatery at the heart of Tighnabruaich serving up the very best of local produce. They’ll be open for coffee and lunch as usual on Sunday (10am to 3pm) as well as opening up for dinner in the evening. Expect a mouthwatering menu featuring local seafood and more. The Kames Hotel is putting on a special Mothers’ Day Sunday roast from midday to 3pm. Choose from beef or leg of lamb served with all the trimmings. Other great places to eat include the Royal an Lochan, Portavadie Bar & Restaurant, The Oystercatcher at Otter Ferry. And if you want to a bit further afield, The Argyll Hotel in Dunoon is running a Mothers' Day Sunday Carvery from 12pm – 5pm and the Rio Restaurant is running a special set menu from 3pm – 9pm.

If you’d like to send some time with your mum on Mothers’ Day doing something special, then here are some ideas. You could head to Portavadie’s Spa & Leisure Experience. It offers luxury and relaxation in stunning surroundings and is the perfect way to spend quality time with your mum. Enjoy the views from Scotland's largest outdoor infinity pool and treat your mum to a treatment from luxury spa brands DECLÉOR or Ishga.

Alternatively why not enjoy exploring Argyll’s Secret Coast together? The area offers fantastic walking, from beach rambles to forest strolls. Or how about a cycle around our quiet country roads? Take a look at our walking and cycling guides for inspiration. Who knows what wildlife you might see along the way.
Gifts and things Harris Tweed at Tig GalleryBotanica
Kames Hotel Mothers' DayGlenan Wilder Ways horse riding
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