Local Community Groups

Muckairn Church

Interior of Muckairn Church

Muckairn Church

Muckairn Church is a ‘B’ listed Telford type Church built in 1829. It has been maintained to a high standard, having recently been completely redecorated and renovated. There are 135 members, a Congregational Board and Kirk Session which has 18 Elders.

The congregation is warm, welcoming and willing to work for the benefit of both church and the community.
Regular activities include the Guild, the choir, a Friday Club for primary school children and a bell ringers group.
We have been successfully linked with Kilchrenan and Dalavich since 1981.

Worship is held every Sunday at Muckairn at 11.30am with Kilchrenan and Dalavich alternating Sundays. Where there is a fifth Sunday in the month, a combined service is held in each church on a rotational basis.

Argyll Field Archers

Argyll Field Archers

Field archery club with shooting grounds in the Inverawe Forest 3 miles east of Taynuilt, Argyll. The club is affiliated to the Grand National Archery Society (GNAS) and the Scottish Archery Association (SAA). The project is a joint venture with Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) from whom we lease the ground.

Field archery lends itself well to any bow style may it be modern compound bows or Olympic style recurve bows but it is also very well suited (and a regular haunt) for the traditionalist that would rather use a longbow, flatbow, or hunter type recurve bow with wood arrows. The choice is open to the individual members.

The committee is now actively recruiting new members that are committed to helping with construction of the two 12 target archery courses. If you are interested please contact us by email.
Archery tuition and a favourable club membership will be available for these new recruits to the club.

info@argyllfieldarchers.org.uk | Website »

Taynuilt Gaelic Choir

Taynuilt Gaelic Choir

We meet on Tuesday nights at 7.45pm in the Sports Pavilion and membership is open to anyone aged 16 or over, who is interested in singing Gaelic music (particularly men!). We compete in provincial and national mods and sing at informal ceilidhs and concerts throughout the year. No previous knowledge of Gaelic is necessary as tuition is given - we only ask that prospective members can hold a tune. Membership currently stands at 35.

Audrey Paterson
Phone: 01866 822 565 or 07788 70 86 84 | Website »

Taynuilt Ladies Badminton

The Taynuilt Ladies Badminton Club meets every Sunday evening through out the year in the Village Hall at 6:30pm. Beginners and experienced players are all welcome.

Andrea Harris
Phone: 01866 822 400 |

Taynuilt Village Hall

Taynuilt Village Hall

The village hall in Taynuilt provides a venue for meetings of many community groups and social events. Users of the hall & its meeting room include Playgroup, An Comunn, the Horticultural Society, the SWRI, the Brownies, the Taynuilt & District Amateur Dramatic Society, the Gaelic Choir, Taynuilt Community Council, Badminton and the Carpet Bowls Club.

The hall can be hired for private parties and fundraisers.

There is a committee who meet every 4-6 weeks to ensure that the hall is well maintained and to organise events to raise funds to manage this.
The current committee comprises: Chairperson: Vera Shaw.
Vice Chair: Deirdre MacFarlane. Secretary: Charlotte Reffin.
Treasurer John Davies. Booking Secretary Stella Huntingford
as well as representatives from some of the user groups. All are welcome to attend the meetings and in particular the AGM which is held in November and in which new committee members are voted in.

The hall also has four trustees – the minister, the head teacher, the chairperson of the Community Council & one of the doctors.

Bookings: Gary Brown
Phone: 01866 822 715 |

Taynuilt Playgroup

Taynuilt Playgroup

Taynuilt Playgroup

There has been a pre-school group for children in the village since before the 1960’s however Taynuilt Playgroup in its present form was incepted in 1972.

The group is a member of the Scottish Pre-School Play Association (SPPA) and caters for children from birth right through to school age however it is used predominantly by the under threes who are not entitled to Government Assisted Nursery places. The group is run by parents, for the children and all parents and carers are encouraged to become involved.

The aim of the group is to promote and provide a safe environment in which children can meet and play and be offered a wide range of play equipment and activities. There is a play leader who organises each session and ensures the children have access to different toys and are encouraged to join in the various activities offered.

Playgroup meets on Thursdays in the village hall from 12noon — 3.00pm. Lunch Club from 12noon - 1pm, Playgroup from 1.00 to 3.00pm. Parents are welcome to bring their children along at anytime during the session.

During the summer months there are outings organised on a regular basis to places such as Inverawe, Angus’ Garden and the beach.

Margaret MacDougall
Phone: 01866 822095 |

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