The Isle of Arran

Arran has possibly the most varied landscape of any of the Scottish isles and is commonly referred to as Scotland in Miniature. The geology of the island is of interest and gives rise to the dramatic change in scenery between the north and south of the island. Geology enthusiast may enjoy the coastal walk to see Hutton's 'unconformity'. The Highland Boundary fault which, as its name suggest separates the Highlands from the lowlands of Scotland runs through Arran giving rise to rugged mountains with jagged ice shattered edges  and beautiful corries formed in the Ice Age in the north and the softer rolling hills in the south.The variety in the landscape which offers gentle valleys, rugged coastline, sandy beaches, waterfalls and green valleys is reflected in the variety of wildlife and plants to be found on Arran.

Driving around the the Isle of Arran is easy as there are only three main roads – and the Shore Road is circular so just keep going and you can't get lost! Two roads cut across the island in an east-west direction- The String Road (B880) and The Ross Road which cuts across the southern part of the island is a single lane road with passing places and has recently been upgraded. Please take care driving on our roads and watch out for cyclists and walkers.

Visit Arran 

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Happenings on Arran 

Places to go 

Arran Distillery 

Holy Isle 


Brodick Castle 

Things to do 


The seven golf courses of Arran: 

Arran Golf Pass (tel 01770 860226) as it offers a discount when playing all 7 courses.   

Arran Adventure

Cairnhouse Riding Stables

Pony trekking at Sannox

Yacht Club

Eating Places

The Drift Inn

Glenisle (food page as per link on website) 

Lamlash Bay (menus as per link on CM website) 

Brodick Bar

Gifts and Memories (Lamlash) 

Jewellery Studio 4


Johnston’s Marine Stores


Gifts for the Home  County Carpets Whiting Bay

James of Arran Chocolates

Island Cheese Company

Arran Aromatics

Arran Art Gallery (Whiting Bay)

Getting About 

Caledonian MacBrayne ferries


Arran Bus Timetable

Mogabout Arran Safaris


Carraig Mhor Bed and Breakfast
Isle Of Arran, KA27 8LS

Tel 01770 600081
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