Isle of Arran

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Often referred to as 'Scotland in miniature' because of its range of scenery,Arran is one of the most accessible and spectacular islands on Scotlandís west coast

The Isle of Arran

The Isle of Arran is one of the UK's most spectacular wildlife islands with a great diversity of scenery from dramatic peaks and valleys carved during the Ice Age to broad, sheltered coastal bays.
Often referred to as 'Scotland in miniature' because of its range of scenery,Arran is one of the most accessible and spectacular islands on Scotland’s west coast, under an hour's ferry crossing from Ardrossan on the mainland (excellent for shearwaters and auks in August) - and less than two hours from Glasgow.
It is only 20 miles long and 10 miles wide, the north of the island is mountainous with lochs whilst the south comprises gently rolling hills.This makes it a perfect birding location as it can be easily explored in a long weekend.
Golden Eagles are the UK's second biggest bird of prey, and ten pairs breed on the island, along with Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Merlin, Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Short-eared Owl.
Divers are also plentiful with breeding Red-throated (above:pic Svenni), and both Black-throated and great-northern usually offshore most months.


Walking in the Isle of Arran: Complete Guide to Scotland in Miniature

Walking in the Isle of Arran: Complete Guide to Scotland in Miniature


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