Isle of Arran, Scotland
I can’t think of another place on earth (there probably is one though) that so accurately describes itself. Arran – Scotland in Miniature. With the Highland Fault Line cutting through the island it like Scotland as a whole has its highlands and lowlands.
I’ve been visiting the Isle of Arran for around 10 years now and love it. It’s easy to get to, but as you head out on the ferry you have a feeling of escape.
A few times I’ve taken the train from Glasgow which chugs along to Ardrossan, where you get off the train and walk straight onto the ferry. It’s all timed perfectly and it’s ridiculously cheap.
On a couple of occasions I’ve gone for work reasons, once to record a podcast with Des McLean and on another a programme for the BBC. On both occasions I met with the editor of the Arran Banner, they are in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the highest share of readership in the world – at 97%!
Auchrannie Resort is good to stay at, as is Kilmichael County House Hotel. A gem that we’ve found recently is The Glenisle Hotel & Bistro in Lamlash. It was whilst staying that I took the sunrise photographs below, getting out of bed just before 6am before climbing back in after the sun was up!
I hope you enjoy looking at my photographs of Arran. They were captured over a few visits over the last 10 years, but like any good place there are still more to get, so another visit is in order soon I think.
I am a Family Portrait & Wedding Photographer, I also create photography and video for business offering on-line content and marketing support. I run regular introduction to photography training courses, ideal if you you want to learn how your camera works and take better photographs. I am based in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and work throughout Scotland including Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. See more at my website – www.paulsaundersphotography.com or call me on 01360 661029.
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You may also like to see my photographs of other parts of Scotland including Balmaha, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and Sanna, Ardnamurchan. I’ll be updating my photographs of the Isle of Arran, Scotland very soon so watch this space.