Fore more information about accomodation, shops, nature, what’s going on … on the whole Isle of Arran, please have a look at the “Visit Arran” website. Here you can find the new online version of the Arran Island Guide.
Arran Heritage Museum
The Isle of Arran Heritage Museum is on the main road, at Rosaburn, just north of Brodick. The exhibits reflect the social history, archaeology and geology of the island.
If you interested in genealogy, the museum has the Monumental Inscription Books for all the Arran Cemeteries (last updated 1996). They also have census films from 1841-1901 (the 1911 census is only available from Scotlands People), Old Parish Records, files etc. and in the Archives they have maps, photographs, letters and documents relating to all the villages.
For more information www.arranmuseum.co.uk
If you are interested in the much varied array of sealife in Arran’s coastal waters, Gus Robson’s website Arran Sealife with its fantastic underwater photography is a must. Gus shows with his photos that the so often cold, grey surface belies the fact of the vibrant, colourful inhabitants below… Have fun and thanks for taking an interest in Scotland’s marine life.
Roots of Arran Community Woodland
Visit and enjoy Roots of Arran Community Woodland which was formed in 2002 and has since planted up this large clear-fell site known as Fairy Glen or Lag a Bheith, with many young trees which include Beech, Hazel, Willow, Oak, Alder, Blackthorn and even fruit trees in a specially enclosed orchard area. In spring 2012 a pond was added as well as more footpaths.
The site has fairly rough tracks leading through it but is accessible on foot from Lamlash or the Viewpoint car park on the hill leading to Brodick. There is an ancient Beech Grove which has provided a fantastic space in which to not only shelter and ‘chill out’ but make environmental art and practise woodland skills.
More information and a map of the area you can find here.
A big thank you to Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland Photographs, who kindly let us use some of his historic Lamlash photographs.
You can see more on his website.