Isle of Arran National Scenic Area

North Ayrshire, Scotland
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Isle of Arran represents the ideal place to relax, unwind and find amazing island views and nature thanks to the short ferry trip from Largs. It is the largest island in Firth of Clyde, Scotland, having an area of 432 square kilometres (167 square miles). Arran is divided into highland and lowland areas by the Highland Boundary Fault and it has been described as a "geologist's paradise". The isle has been constantly populated since the early Neolithic time, and numerous prehistoric remnants have been discovered. The economy and population have restored in recently, the main industry being tourism.

Wildlife is diverse. Important populations of red deer, red squirrel, badger and otter are to be found on the isle. Offshore there are harbour porpoises, basking sharks and various species of dolphin. As for the flora, the island has three endemic species of tree, the Arran whitebeams, one of the most endangered species in the world if measured by numbers. 

Landscape Photography
Walking
Hiking
Birdwatching
Swimming
North Ayrshire, Scotland
Latitude: 55.602064, Longitude: -5.20836

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