Isle of Arran, Scotland

Isle of Arran – a family staycation in Scotland

At the end of April, a six month period of strict travel restrictions came to an end in Scotland. One of the first places we visited after lockdown was the Isle of Arran. This post features our itinerary from that trip. We were joined on our Island adventure by my Mum and her Westie, Harris.… Continue reading Isle of Arran – a family staycation in Scotland

Isle of Arran, Scotland

A Hostelling Scotland break on the Isle of Arran

It's two years since I shared the joys of a Hostelling Scotland break with you. Back then I waxed lyrical about their Torridon hostel. Now, having just returned from a short stay at Lochranza Youth Hostel on the Isle of Arran, I'm back to heap more praise on them. Hostelling Scotland - the savvy traveller's… Continue reading A Hostelling Scotland break on the Isle of Arran

Isle of Arran, Scotland

Auchrannie Resort – A VIP (very important pooch) visits Arran

The last time I wrote about the Isle of Arran, I bemoaned the fact it'd been a while since we visited. That changed last weekend when we sailed out of a rainy Ardrossan and less than an hour later, arrived on sunny Arran to stay at Auchrannie Resort. Day 1 - Isle of Arran Glen Sannox… Continue reading Auchrannie Resort – A VIP (very important pooch) visits Arran

Castles & ancient ruins, Isle of Arran, Scotland, Standing stones & cairns, Things to do

Isle of Arran – Monoliths, mountains and Scotland in miniature

Today I'm delving into my travel archives to share some of my favourite spots on the lovely Isle of Arran with you.  Arran is a beautiful island which is often referred to as Scotland in miniature. In August 2015 we - as in Mr G, the Wee White Dug and I sailed into the island's main… Continue reading Isle of Arran – Monoliths, mountains and Scotland in miniature