Arran (Lamlash) lifeboat station (Ayrshire)
The lifeboat at Lamlash covers the inshore waters around the coast of Arran.
The station was founded in 1970 and visiting is by appointment only.Phone: 01770 303607
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- 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.
- Brodick is the second-largest village (after Lamlash) on the Isle of Arran overlooking Brodick Bay. Brodick Bay south shore has a narrow band of sand, mixed grass, rock and shingle. The eastern end near the ferry terminal has a small harbor. The west shore of Brodick Bay has an excellent sandy beach and grassy fringe. From the beach you can see Goatfell Arran’s highest peak at 874m (2868ft).
- The Isle of Arran Heritage Museum is a museum dedicated to the social history and geology of Arran, situated north of Brodick. Opened to the public in 1979, the museum was once the site of a village school and now comprises a collection of several buildings where the exhibits are displayed. On-site there are also gardens to stroll around or visit the museum café for light snacks and refreshments. The museum is open from Easter to September for a small admission fee, details at www.arranmuseum.co.uk
- Brodick Castle was the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton although a fortress has been on the site since at least the fifth century on account of its strategic position on the Firth of Clyde. The castle is open to the public during the summer, with Brodick Country Park open all year round, from the gardens you can enjoy spectacular views over Brodick Bay to the Ayrshire coast. The country park has over 10 miles of waymarked trails and abundant wildlife, and well-behaved dogs are welcome on leads in the gardens and country park, except the walled garden.
- The Balmichael Visitor Centre is a retail centre and outdoor adventure park near Shiskine on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. Alongside the selection of shops specialising in crafts and gifts, there are snacks available at tearoom. Sporting activities are catered for aplenty: practise your golf swing on the Golf Range, hire a quad bike or mud buggie from the Arran Quad Centre, try out archery or indoor laser shooting or let the kids run around the adventure playground.
- Goat Fell is the highest peak on the Isle of Arran, Aryshire, Scotland. The peak is at 874 metres (2,866 ft), and is one of the four Corbetts (mountains in Scotland between 2500 and 3000 feet high) on the island. Goatfell is a very popular peak and there are a choice of ascent routes, with the most common and easy route taking a constructed path of approximately 3 miles (5 km) that starts from nearby Brodick Castle in Cladach. The start takes you through forested grounds of the castle, then at approx. 1,000 ft (300 m) the path moves from forest into bare moorland, reaching the summit by way of the east ridge of the mountain. There is a viewpoint table at the summit and on a good clear day Ireland may be seen.
- Machrie Moor is an ancient site of no less than six Bronze Age stone circles near the village of Machrie on the Isle of Arran in western Scotland. The most well-known Neolithic structures are the Standing Stones, which date back to 2,500 years ago. Machrie is also where you can find the Kings Cave which Robert the Bruce was supposed to have used.
- Caisteal Abhail is a mountain on the isle of Arran in Ayrshire, Scotland. The mountain forms the main part of a view known as ‘The Sleeping Warrior’ due to its resemblance to the profile of a recumbent figure. A deep gash on the eastern ridge is known as Ceum na Caillich (also known as the ‘Witch’s Step’. The mountain is most frequently accessed from North Glenn Sannox, where there is a car park on the A841 road about 3 km west of Sannox. This starting point gives you a choice of the northern, northwestern or eastern ridges.
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