Firth of Clyde from Arran, Scotland

Currently Scotland/U.K. is enduring the coldest March for about 50 years. Arran, off the west of Scotland has been particularly hard hit with heavy snow contributing to an island-wide electricity outage. Intrigued by this I today paid a short visit to Arran on my bike intending to visit the areas most badly affected by snowfall but, unfortunately, the access road was closed so I ventured off up the west coast to Corrie and Sannox. Overall, I had a productive and satisfying day encountering:

  • Three different types of waterbird.
  • Rhododendrons in flower.
  • An interesting piece of natural ‘art’.
  • A replica Viking longship. ( Arran was controlled from Norway until the 13th century.)
  • An Art & Craft style house.
  • Stunning views of mountains clad in a layer of snow.
  • An emergency food and drink outlet for locals. I had a free lunch here!
  • Views across the Firth of Clyde to Ayrshire on the mainland.
  • A flock of hungry sheep.

A selection of images and videos are provided below.These illustrate the variety of places to see and visit on Arran.

Rhododendrons in Flower, Arran, Scotland

Natural Art, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Art & Craft style house on Arran, Scotland

Frost shattered mountain top on Arran, Scotland

Replica Viking Longship, Corrie, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Sheep in Winter, Arran, Scotland

This image shows snow covered mountains just north of Sannox.

Glen Sannox, Arran, Scotland

  

Shag, Arran, Scotland

Sannox Bay, isle of Arran, Scotland

Video of Firth of Clyde, snow clad mountains and sheep.

 Glen Sannox in winter

 Arran is a great place and, with some justification, is often described as ‘Scotland in Miniature’.

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