Stag at Lochrenza, Arran

This morning, I collected guests from lodgings in West End of Glasgow and then proceeded as follows:-

  • To ferry port of Ardrossan via Port Glasgow, Greenock, Inverkip, Largs, Portencross Castle and West Kilbride
  • We caught the 12.30 ferry to Arran and duly arrived about 1 hour later at Brodick and then went to visit a local site to view ancient, prehistoric ‘rock art’ which dates back, possibly, 5000 years.
  • Next, we drove north following the coast to Lochranza. First we stopped to photograph a magnificent stag relaxing on the golf course and then went on to pay a short visit to nearby Isle of Arran Distillery.
  • Next, we explored the village of Lochranza and then followed the coast round the northern part of the island enjoying some superb views with sandy beaches at low tide in bright sunshine.
  • Finally, we cut across the centre of the island, along a scenic route, to return to Brodick about 5.15 pm when we checked into our lodgings.



Firth of Clyde from Portencross, Scotland

Portencross Castle, Scotland


Prehistoric Rock Art, Arran, Scotland


Arran Distillery, Scotland


Lochranza, Arran, Scotland




Tomorrow, we explore the southern section of Arran.