Lamlash, Arran, Scotland.

This evening, I am focusing on the village of Lamlash which is located on the east coast of the Isle of Arran, off Scotland’s West Coast, and  just south of Brodick.

The name is a contraction of the Gaelic Eilean mo Laise, which refers to Holy Island opposite.

Lamlash Shore Line

Key considerations:

  • Lamlash is the main administrative centre for the island.
  • Offers a sheltered bay protected by Holy Island.

Holy Island, Scotland

  • Now a focus for yachting and leisure activities.
  • Offers a good choice of hotels and lodgings.
  • Home to a par 64, 18 hole golf course.
  • Site of Scotland’s first No-Take Zone which was established in 2008 to protect precious underwater beds of maerl, a coral like seaweed and important habitat for wildlife including scallops, young cod and haddock fry.
  • On hiking and cycling routes.
  • Close by is the ruined Kilbride Chapel where there are many old burials.

Kilbride Chapel, Arran, Scotland.

Lamlash impresses as a relatively quiet location albeit with many options for the visitor.

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