Known as ‘Scotland in miniature’, the Isle of Arran is the seventh largest island in Scotland and a place I've visited many times, and where family have lived.
Arran has an incredible variety of scenery and an assortment of outdoor activities and heritage sites. There are mountains, woodlands, cave systems, castles, ancient stone circles, beaches and outlying islands with
Ancient monuments and stone circles can be found all around Arran. There are many Neolithic cairns, such those at Torlin and Clachaig, and also small stone circles, such as those at Lamlash and at Auchagallon.
The first people on Arran to leave visible signs of their life and times here were the Neolithic people, who lived on the island in the period between 4,500BC and 2,000BC. They were farmers, and traces of their field systems have been found on Arran.