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Thanks are owed to the various people who have helped us compile the short history of the House. In particular to Betty and Hugh Johnston (formerly of Oatfield Farm) for so much of the history of the House itself and to Sue Bridges (grandaughter of Mary Fleming Gilchrist) and family for the letting us scan and use the lovely 1901 to 1912 photographs.


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Mull of Kintyre
by Paul McCartney and Wings.
Written by Paul McCartney and Denny Laine and recorded by Wings in 1977, Mull of Kintyre was the biggest selling UK single of the 1970's, outselling any of the Beatles songs. If you click on the photo it will take you to a copy of the original video, photographed on Saddell Beach, Kintyre.


Photo Wings single cover - Mull of Kintyre


Campbeltown Loch
by Andy Stewart
Based upon a Bagpipe March, the Glendaruel Highlanders, written in 1860, this is a comic rendition by Andy Stewart, singing the praises of both Campbeltown Loch and whisky! A very happy little song, it can be listened to, accompanied by some interesting old photos of Campbeltown Loch, by clicking on the photo...


Photo of Andy Stewart's Campbeltown Loch album cover


Mairi's Theme
Mairi's Theme is a short but evocative piece of piano music, written and performed in 2013 by Mairi Cowan, one of the daughters of Oatfield House. It draws upon the many influences in her life, including that of her grandmother, Vera Nixon, a talented pianist in her own right. The photographs accompanying the Theme, mostly captured by her brother George, are all taken on and around the Mull of Kintyre.


Photo of the sun over the sea


Engraving. Our main business at Oatfield House is engraving. Established in 1801 by John Cowan's, five times great, grandfather, Collins Clayton & Co is a family business which, through the years, has developed a uniquely fine method of high resolution engraving into glass and stone. The company now specialises in high end photographic stone engraving. The plaque shown here has a photograph permanently engraved into black granite.



Photo of Engraved Granite Plaque


Sea Tours
Mull of Kintyre Sea Adventures offer exciting tours on their 12 seater high speed RIB, Sarah Bee, around Campbeltown, Sanda and the Mull of Kintyre.


High speed RIB

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