The Guide to Mysterious Arran

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This is a guide to everything supernatural, paranormal, folkloric, eccentric, and mysterious that has occurred on the small, windswept isle of Arran and is a fascinating introduction to the heritage of this spectacular part of Scotland. This is a guide that the armchair adventurer or the on-location visitor can revel in. Comprehensive entries covering Arran's standing stones, ruins, churches, tombstones, and archaeological curiosities are complemented by more than 100 photographs. The book also includes notes and...

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Overview

This is a guide to everything supernatural, paranormal, folkloric, eccentric, and mysterious that has occurred on the small, windswept isle of Arran and is a fascinating introduction to the heritage of this spectacular part of Scotland. This is a guide that the armchair adventurer or the on-location visitor can revel in. Comprehensive entries covering Arran's standing stones, ruins, churches, tombstones, and archaeological curiosities are complemented by more than 100 photographs. The book also includes notes and cross-references to enable the reader to follow up the sources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752447209
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Geoff Holder is an award-winning television and video writer and producer. In 2004 he wrote and produced the popular six-part series Mysterious Scotland; he continues to write regularly on regional topics for the Scottish press. His previous books include Mysterious Perthshire, Mysterious Iona and Staffa, and Mysterious Loch Ness and the Inverness Area.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Introduction 7

1 Brodick 27

2 The String Road, Goatfell and the Northern Mountains 48

3 Lamlash and Whiting Bay 52

4 Holy Island 66

5 The Ross Road 82

6 The South Coast 86

7 The West Coast 103

8 The North-East Coast, from Lochranza to Corrie 135

9 Arran and Popular Culture 149

Bibliography 152

Index 157

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