The Egg Shed is a brand new heritage and community hub which launched in Ardrishaig on 2nd August 2019. It’s the latest milestone marker in the regeneration of Ardrishaig Harbour on the Crinan Canal.

The Scottish Canals-led partnership project has transformed and extended a historic, disused building – known locally as the ‘Egg Shed’ – into a bespoke interpretation and community centre, which tells the story of the Crinan Canal and the communities on its banks.

The Egg Shed has been shortlisted in The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland 2020 awards! Find out more here.

What’s in The Egg Shed?

Visitors are invited to learn the stories of ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut’ within the exhibition space of The Egg Shed, and have the opportunity to purchase a souvenir in the shop.

With artefacts from Scottish Canals displayed alongside items supplied by the local community, you can experience the rich history of the Crinan Canal within The Egg Shed. Plus, step inside our giant egg to hear local people share their memories of the canal.

Gift shop

Our gift shop contains a range of beautiful gifts for all occasions including nautical gifts, books, toys, jewellery and clothing. Where possible, we source our gifts from Scottish makers.

Community Space

There’s also a multi-purpose community space within the building, which could become home to art exhibits, community workshops, and much more. For more information on this space and how to book, please email:

The Egg Shed project is funded by the Scottish Government and the European Community Argyll and the Islands LEADER 2014-2020 programme; European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, the National Lottery Heritage Fund; the Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund; Scottish Canals; Argyll and Bute Council’s Tarbert & Lochgilphead Regeneration Fund; Highlands & Islands Enterprise; SUSTRANS Community Links Fund; Shanks Argyll & Bute and Argyll & Bute Council through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund; and Ardrishaig Community Trust. 

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