The Isle of Arran
The Isle of Arran is truly the ‘Highlands in Miniature’, presenting a fantastic sight from the sea. Look out for the profile of the sleeping warrior on the pinnacled skyline. The shortest passage to Arran is from the North, with Lochranza an easy sail from Tarbert or Tighnabruaich. There are visitors moorings here and a new pontoon. (No overnight berthing on the pontoon).
On the The West side of Arran the sheltered water of Kilbrannan Sound takes you down to the fishing village of Carradale and from there to Campbeltown, the traditional starting point for a trip round the Mull of Kintyre.
The East coast of Arran is more exposed, but the huge natural harbour of Lamlash Bay tucked in behind Holy Island provides shelter somewhere along its shores from any wind. Further North, Brodick Bay with its visitor moorings is well worth a visit on a calm day. A circumnavigation of Arran is eminently feasible on a week’s charter in suitable weather.