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Brodick Bay, Arran

Brodick Bay, Arran, Scotland 

This evening, I am focusing on Brodick, principal town on the Isle of Arran. The name ‘Brodick’ is derived form the Old Norse for Broad Bay and points to the period up to the mid 13th century when large tracts of the West of Scotland were under Norwegian control.
Arran is often called ‘Scotland in Miniature’ and attracts large numbers of visitors who arrive at Brodick via a short ferry ride from Ardrossan on the mainland, in turn relatively close to Glasgow. The key attractions and facilities at/near Brodick include:

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Stone Circle, Machrie Moor,

Stone Circle, Machrie Moor, Arran

This evening, I am focusing on a highly concentrated and architecturally diverse collection of stone circles which ranks the site as one of the most important in Western Europe.  On this particular site can be found:

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Prehistoric Rock Art, Stronach Wood

Prehistoric Rock Art, Stronach Wood, Isle of Arran

 This evening, I am focusing on a well preserved example of British rock art  as found at Stronach Wood, near Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland. The designs and location are consistent with other examples of this work as found in nearby Kilmartin Glen  and elsewhere, viz:

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