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Holy Isle

Holy Isle is on the Firth of Clyde within Lamlash Bay on the larger island of Arran. The island is approx. 1.9 miles (3km) long and around half a mile (1km) wide.

As the name suggests the island has a long history as a sacred site, with a spring or Holy well thought to have healing properties, a hermit cave of 6th Century monk Saint Molaise that has runic writing of the roof, and evidence of a 13th Century monastery.

The island today is owned by the Samyé Ling Buddhist Community with just a couple of settlements. The rest of the island is treated as a nature reserve with wild Eriskay ponies, Saanen goat and Soay sheep. The rare Rock Whitebeam tree can be found on the Holy island.

There is a regular ferry service from Lamlash on the Isle of Arran.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Todaypartlycloudy_day
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (SSE)
Tuesday, Nov 29fog
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Nov 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (SSE)
Thursday, Dec 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (S)
Friday, Dec 02fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (ESE)
Saturday, Dec 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Dec 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (NE)

Isle of Arran weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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