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Lamlash, Arran (Credit: VisitScotland/ Kenny Lam)
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Arran

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.

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