In light of COVID-19, everyone's health and safety is the most important thing. This means despite the love and desire to share our friendly, passionate and unique country, we must ask everyone at this time not to travel to our islands and remote rural communities.
Bringing the virus to these fragile and less accessible places puts unnecessary pressure on essential services and health services for local residents.
Ferry travel will only be available for those who permanently live on the islands and who have an essential need to travel to and from the mainland for essential supplies or business.
The Isle of Arran is a place where you can find a little bit of everything you'd ever want from a Scottish island; an ever-changing coastline, dramatic mountain peaks, sheltered beaches, verdant forests, great cultural festivals and a wealth of tasty local produce. A holiday on Arran packs in a lot of flavour - taste your way around the island as you try creamy cheeses, refreshing beers, traditional oatcakes, tempting chocolates and delicious ice cream. Book a tour at the Arran Distillery to discover the secrets behind the distilling process before sampling a dram of malt whisky or the creamy liqueur Arran Gold.
A short break on Arran is perfect all year round, and is a great location to escape the busy city life. Don't forget to pack your binoculars - red squirrels, deer, golden eagles, otters, seals, basking sharks and more can often be seen across the island and on the coastline. Get the adrenalin pumping as you try some thrilling outdoor adventure activities, or why not scale Goatfell, the largest mountain on Arran? It's a Corbett, sitting at 2,866 ft above sea level.