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.
Our 7 day weather forecast for Isle of Arran in Ayrshire
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 10.3℃ to 11.1℃ with wind speed 9.5 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 11.5℃ to 11.8℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (NNE)
Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (NE)
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 13.3℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 13.4℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (ENE)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
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