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Village of Lochranza and Loch Ranza, Arran, Scotland

Village of Lochranza and Loch Ranza, Arran, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the village of Lochranza, a pretty village in a scenic location on the northern tip of the Isle of Arran which in turn lies off the West Coast of Scotland. Here is a diversity of experiences including geology, prehistory, a castle, flora, whisky making, deer, golf and beautiful shoreline scenery. All of this in a relatively compact area.

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Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Brodick, principal town on the Isle of Arran. The name ‘Brodick’ is derived from 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.

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Isle of Arran Single Malts

Isle of Arran Single Malts.

This evening, I am focusing on one of Scotland’s youngest distilleries, namely the Isle of Arran at Lochranza. Historically, Arran had a strong tradition in whisky making but this ended in 1837 although illicit distilling was still active until the 1860s. (Lochranza is about fourteen miles north of Brodick, Arran’s principal town. Arran is an island of Scotland’s S.W.coast with access entailing a one hour ferry trip from Ardrossan.)

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