The essential guide for the discerning tourist and island devotee, "Arran" describes everything the visitor needs to know about the islands' heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna. It contains fascinating information about all the key places of interest, from the popular Whiting Bay, to the ancient churches and ruins steeped in history. It is illustrated with over 100 superb colour photographs showing every aspect of the island and its people.
The late Robert McLellan was a well-known and successful writer of stories, poetry and plays. There is now an annual festival held in his name on Arran, in Spetember each year. Norman Newton has written extensively on Scottish islands, Highland history and archaeology.
Map of the Island; 1 Scotland in Miniature; 2 The Hamilton Dukes and Goatfell; 3 Vikings, Saints, Buddhists and Mustard; 4 Island Visitors; 5 Facing South to Pladda; 6 Spiders and Standing Stones; 7 Kintyre and the Twelve Apostles; 8 Arran's Back Door; 9 Walks and Excursions; Useful Information and Places to Visit; Further Reading; Place-Names and their interpretation; Index.