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The Isle of Arran Guide

The Isle of Arran (Pevensey Island... Guide) Remote, romantic and often mysterious, the islands off the coast of Scotland hold a strong fascination for thousands of visitors each year. Focusing on the Isle of Arran, this title is one of a series of illustrated guidebooks providing information on heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna.


Easily accessible from the Central Belt of Scotland, and only a 55 minute crossing from Ardrossan to Brodick, the Isle of Arran offers a chance to escape and relax all year round. The island can also be reached via the Claonaig-Lochranza service form Kintyre.

Arran Single Malt is a Single Malt Scotch whisky distilled by the Arran Distillery, Lochranza, Scotland, the only distillery on the Isle of Arran.

Walking in the Isle of Arran

Walking in the Isle of Arran (A Cicerone... Guide) The Isle of Arran rises from the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre. Its mountainous form dominates the open waters of the Clyde and its jagged peaks present a challenge to walkers. The Isle of Arran has much to offer the visitor and is often described as "Scotland in miniature". Roads are very few, but opportunities to explore the island on foot are many and varied. This guidebook offers a selection of 40 one-day walks all over the island, from gentle strolls along the glens to tough ridge walks.

Brodick: Arran and the Great War... 1914-1918.

Pictorial History of Arran.

Arran: An Island's Story.

Arran, Arrochar and the Southern... Highlands: Rock and Ice Climbs (Scottish Mountaineering Club Climbers Guides)

Island Walks Southern Hebrides and Arran

Island Walks: Southern Hebrides and Arran The islands off the west coast of Scotland contain some of the most spectacular and unspoilt scenery in the whole of Europe. From the glacier-worn summits of Arran to the wave-lashed sand dunes on Tiree; from the silent moors of Jura to the raucous seabird colonies of Colonsay; from the medieval legacy of the carved crosses on Islay to the crumbling cottages of the nineteenth-century crofters on Mull, these islands are celebrated not only for their extraordinary natural beauty but also for their unique history. This guide introduces the islands by way of a series of 26 graded walks (easy to strenuous) of various distances (2-13 miles) which will appeal to walkers of all ages and experience. After a short preliminary section on the islands, Stephen Whitehorne introduces the main points of interest of each walk (scenery, wildlife, human settlements etc.) and goes on to provide essential information for the walker - OS references, distances, terrain, convenient stops and various options. As well as sections on natural history and geology and Gaelic language and culture, the book also includes indispensable practical information on weather, local transport, accommodation, access and safety considerations, thus enabling visitors to make the very most of their visit to the islands.

The Isle of Arran was the home of one of our native Scots potato breeders, Donald MacKelvie. From his small plot of land on this sheltered island came the famous cultivars that bear Arran's name.

Torrylin Cairn. A Neolithic chambered cairn of which four segments of the chamber survive. The remains of eight skeletons, a flint knife and part of a round-bottomed pot were found when the cairn was excavated in 1900. Located, South end of island of Arran, half a mile south-west of Kilmory.

Torr a' Chaisteal. A former headland crowned with a circular Iron Age fort now largely buried. The entrance passage was on the east side. Located, two and a quarter miles west of Kilmory, Island of Arran.


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