Encompassing the traditional landscapes of both Highlands and Lowlands, the Isle of Arran is often known as ‘Scotland in miniature’ and was the site of many scientific observations which underpin our modern understanding of geology. The island’s long history, from an early Bronze Age grave to contemporary village and farm life, is explored in the Isle of Arran Heritage Museum.
The island’s rich and varied cultural scene is boosted by regular arts, music and drama festivals, as well as the annual Arran Farmers’ Show and Brodick Highland Games. Arran is also home to some of most quintessential Highland wildlife including red deer, golden eagles and red squirrels. While the Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area of the south coast is popular with seals who along with other species enjoy the protection – and visitors too should be responsible and respectful.
A Local View
The Scents of the Highlands and Islands
Unwind and awaken your senses in some of the UK's finest formal gardens across the Highlands and Islands.
Àite-falaich an Rìgh ann an Arainn (The King’s Arran Hideout)
Tha grunn àiteachan ann an Alba air a bheil ‘Uamh an Rìgh’ mar ainm (leithid anns na Tròisichean agus Diùra) agus a tha ceangailte, co-dhiù a rèir beul-aithris, ri fear de na rìghrean as cliùmhoire againn – Raibeart am Brusach
Arran Burn by Robert McLellan
Explore the burns of Arran through these poetic words- through the old clachans, sites of Clearances, past farms and golf course, tourists and out to the sea.