This evening, I am posting some information on the Isle of Arran which is sometimes described as Scotland in Miniature. I have a articular interest in this p;lace because we have traced my wife’s ancestors back Io the 18th century on the island.

Arran is close to Glasgow and easy to get to by CalMac ferry. I have visited the island a number if times, memories of which include:

  • Prehistory: Machrie Moor standing stones. Also ancient stone carvings.
  • Activities such as kayaking, archery, mountain biking and golf.
  • Hill and mountain walking-the Three Beinns and Goatfell.
  • Seal watching.
  • Scotch Whisky-Isle of Arran Distillery.
  • Cycling. I have cycled round the island in a day.
  • Brodick Castle`
  • A wide choice of lodgings to suit all budgets.
  • Heritage Centre

Overall, a great place with much to offer the visitor.