Friday, December 3, 2010

ISLE of ARRAN / From Sky & Sea & Sand...

The Isle of Arran, Scotland, is the most southerly populated Scottish island and sits in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre. Arran is 19 miles long by 10 miles wide but has a remarkable diversity of landscapes and seascapes. Arran is the seventh largest Scottish island and the ninth largest island surrounding Great Britain (excluding Ireland).
The pretty villages on Arran's beautiful coastline are complemented by a rugged and mountainous interior in the north and green rolling hills and woodland in the south. Arran is often described as 'Scotland in miniature'.
A fascinating and surprising island, it has an unrivalled range of landscapes, covering the whole spectrum of Scottish scenery in one delightfully compact package. It is big enough to offer a bewildering variety of activities yet small enough to retain its intimate island atmosphere.
Before we go over and visit this magical island, let's first enjoy the following views of Arran from sky, sea, and mainland.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, really enjoyed reading about your Arran adventure when i stumbled on your blog. As an islander you took pretty much everything, had interesting facts (i learned a few things!) in and your love of Arran was clear to see! :)

    I have to say though you need to sort out your captions as they are wonky throughout which was quite annoying. Glad you had fun on 'the rock' as we call it, hope you visit again sometime and get a clear view from goatfell...!