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  1. Brodick, Isle of Arran © Richard Paterson

    #ArranWeek 2016

    Our recent #ArranWeek theme week helped us showcase this wonderful island, which more than deserves its ‘Scotland in Miniature’ nickname. You, quite rightly, love Arran too. Here’s a round up of our #ArranWeek. Thanks for sharing your stories, memories and photos, Slainte! Looking for travel info on the go? Download Scotland’s most comprehensive travel App for free. Check out our mobile…

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  2. Corrie Fionn Lochan © Robin McKelvie

    7 Places on Arran You’ve Probably Not Been

    I am a huge fan of Arran. Indeed I’ve been going pretty much every year since I was a little boy, and I have family there. I take my two wee girls down every summer and they love it too. It’s easy to fall in love with Arran as the ‘Scotland in Miniature’ tag really does ring true. Its northern half is…

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  3. 7 Great Places You Can Only Reach by CalMac Ferry!

    Driving onto the Isle of Skye or flying across to Lewis? That is just cheating! We won’t let you away with even the funky beach landing on Barra. Here is a rundown of 7 great places you can only get to by CalMac ferry. Arran ‘Scotland in Miniature’ never disappoints whether you enjoy the leisurely 50-minute crossing from Ardrossan on the…

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  4. #ArranWeek

    We love the island of Arran and you do too! This beautiful island is known as “Scotland in Miniature” for all that it offers but maybe we’ll rename it “Awesome Arran”. Here’s a round up of our #ArranWeek theme week… [View the story “#ArranWeek” on Storify] Looking for travel info on the go? Check out our brand new mobile website….

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  5. 7 Things to See and Do Around the Firth of Clyde

    Until the advent of cheap air travel in the 1960s many Glaswegians headed doon the watter to the bustling resorts of the Firth of Clyde on the myriad paddle steamers that ploughed these scenic waters. The legions now flock to the Mediterranean beaches, leaving the Firth of Clyde estuary blissfully free of crowds, but still packed with reasons to head…

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  6. 7 Reasons You Have to Visit Arran

    I’ve been visiting Arran almost every year since I was a wee boy and think it is a sensational wee island that crams so many of Scotland’s best bits into one charmingly compact space. It’s never been cheaper to get there too with CalMac’s new RET (Road Equivalent Tariff) fares. Here are my 7 Reasons You Have to Visit Arran……

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  7. Arran – Scotland in Miniature

    Some of the Scottish isles may be stunning in summer, but then practically close down to visitors out of season. Not so with Arran, the Firth of Clyde gem that is often eulogised as ‘Scotland in Miniature’. I’ve always looked upon Arran as a year round destination, even more so now as this autumn the RET (Road Equivalent Tariff) comes…

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  8. Top 5 Scottish Isles for Autumn

    It is that time of year again when the leaves on the trees start to explode with a beguiling collage of fiery reds, golden yellows and deep oranges. The long days of summer start to ease into mere memories as the nights start to draw in. It is not a time to settle in for hibernation, though, not when you…

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  9. Family Fun in Scotland

    People in Scotland often get obsessed with dragging the family off for an expensive and stressful flight in search of holiday sun. Given the vagaries of the Scottish weather this is in some part understandable, but do they ever wonder why non-Scottish families actually flock to these shores and savvy Scots like nothing better than to enjoy some family fun…

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  10. Scotland’s Ultimate Foodie Island

    As Scotland’s reputation for quality food  and drink goes from strength-to-strength, one idyllic west coast island is really emerging as a foodie hub. With a whisky distillery, brewery, three cheese producers, a chocolatier, baker famous for its oatcakes and its own smokehouse Arran is a wonderland of fine food and drink as I found out even before I reached terra firma….

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  11. Top 10 Scottish Islands

    With over 11% of Europe’s coastline it is no surprise that Scotland has a few islands. Over 800 in fact, with almost 100 of those inhabited. It can be hard choosing which ones to visit, but handily I’ve been to over 50 Scottish isles.  Here is my insider Top 10 Scottish Islands in no particular order – all 10 are…

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