The uninterrupted horizon from the very south of Arran gives a true feeling of being on an island. You can also make out the Kintyre peninsula and other noteworthy landmarks from this area.
Blackwaterfoot is the centre of this region and hosts Arran's only 12-hole golf course, as well as other sporting facilities, not least the very famous 'Cairnhouse Riding Centre'. There is one hotel, ne Lodge, several B&B's and two pubs in the village, some shops and a post office. A short trip up the «String Road» through Shiskine, takes you to 'Balmichael Visitor and Craft Centre' – one of Arran's key attractions, home of the only driving range on the Island. Pony Trekking in Blackwaterfoot is also available and the swimming pool, gymnastic and snooker rooms at the hotel can be used by the public. In Shiskine are also several self catering establishments available.
Famous and often used walks include along the shore to the Kings Caves of Robert the Bruce's fame and to the Standing Stones of Machrie Moor.
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An overall view of the Best Western Kinloch Hotel at Blackwaterfoot on the Isle of Arran
Best Western Kinloch Hotel
Isle of Arran KA27 8ET
Tel: 01770 860 444
Fax: 01770 860 447
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All year

We look forward to welcoming you to the family-run Best Western Kinloch Hotel.
For long breaks or shorter stays, the beauty of the island and the quality of the hotel's amenities and service will make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
37 bedrooms, all en-suite with colour TV, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities. 7 luxury self-contained suites. Lounge and public bars, grill room, spacious dining room, 2 guest lounges, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium, squash court, snooker room, fitness room.
from £40 per person per night
group booking evenig meals available alcohol license present TV in all rooms heating throughout children welcome private parking most credit and debit cards accepted telephones in all rooms disabled facilities wireless connection
a view of the Blackwaterfoot Lodge with the conservatory
Proprietors: Ian and Ann Relf
Blackwaterfoot Lodge
Isle of Arran KA27 8EU
Tel: 01770 860 202
Fax: 01770 860 570
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Apr to Oct

Blackwaterfoot Lodge was built in 1899 as a Temperance Hotel by the Arran Bannatyne Family. It retains much of Victorian character in its large rooms and high ceilings. The Residents' Lounge provides a comfortable retreat with an open fire when the weather warrants it. All bedrooms are comfortably furnished, most have en-suite bathrooms; all have colour TV and tea/coffee making kit. There's also a real fire in the bar where cask-conditioned ale and a good selection of single malt whiskeys is available.
Rates: en-suite: £39.50 per person per night
open fireplace most credit and debit cards accepted  strictly non-smoking on the premises private parking  alcohol license present  TV in all rooms  evenig meals available  pets welcome children welcome wireless connection
Lochside Guest House with swan on the pond in front
Prop.: George & Marjorie Bannatyne
Lochside Guesthouse
Kilpatrick, Blackwaterfoot
Isle of Arran KA27 8EY
Tel: 01770 860 276
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Lochside Guest House is a small 5 bedroom family run guesthouse – newly built with central heating, all rooms en-suite and tea/coffee making facilities, disabled facilities, evening meals, great views over the trout lochs to the Kintyre Peninsula. We have a large garden including two lochs.
from £28 per person per night
group booking evenig meals available pets welcome TV in all rooms TV in residents lounge  heating throughout children welcome private parking central (pay) phone disabled facilities wireless connection Garden or patio
  • Best Western Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot, 01770 860 444, open all year, more details see above
  • Blackwaterfoot Lodge, Blackwaterfoot, 01770 860 202, open Apr to Oct, more details see above
  • Laighbent B&B, Blackwaterfoot, 01770 860 405, open all year, not Christmas and New Year
  • Lochside Guesthouse, Kilpatrick, 01770 860 276, open most of the year, more detail see above
  • Morvern House B&B, Blackwaterfoot, 01770 860 254, open all year
  • The Greannan B&B, Blackwaterfoot, 01770 860 200, open all year

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The front view of the Feorline Cottage and the Summer House
Proprietors: George & Marjorie Bannatyne
Feorline and
Summer House
Kilpatrick, Blackwaterfoot
Isle of Arran KA27 8EY
Tel: 01770 860 276
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Two warm and comfortable self-catering cottages. One sleeps up to four people and the other sleeps up to six people. Oil, gas and off-peak heating included in the price.
Private location, but close to Blackwaterfoot Village.
Weekly rent £250 to £450
sleeps 4/6
TV in residents lounge private parkingchildren welcome heating throughout  1xelectric cooking  1xgas cooking bed linen provided kitchen towels provided central (pay) phone Garden or patio
  • Achagorm and Greenfield, Blackwaterfoot, sleeps 4/6, 01770 860 203, open all year
  • An Caladh, Shiskine, sleeps 6, 01369 870 388, open all year
  • Aros Beag, Shiskine, sleeps 4, 01770 303 955, open all year
  • Bellevue Farm Cottage, Shiskine, sleeps 4, 01770 860 251, open all year
  • Best Western Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot, 7 appartments, 01770 860 444, open all year
  • Blackwaterfoot Lodge Cottage, Blackwaterfoot, sleeps 4, 01770 860 202, open Apr to Oct
  • Bracklinn House, Blackwaterfoot, sleeps 6, 01770 302 303, open all year
  • Braeside, Blackwaterfoot, sleeps 4, 01770 860 219, open all year
  • Braeriach Farm, Blackwaterfoot, sleeps 5/6, 01770 830 224, open all year
  • Bridgend Cottage, Shiskine, sleeps 2+2, 01770 860 597, open all year
  • Cairnhouse Farm Cottage, Blackwaterfoot, sleeps 6, 01770 860 256, open all year
  • Corriecravie Farm Cottage, Corriecravie, sleeps 6, 01770 302 303, open all year
  • Feorline and Summer House Cottages, Kilpatrick, sleeps 4/6, 01770 860 276, open most of the year,more details see above
  • Glengarrion, Shiskine, sleeps 6, 01770 860 218, open all year
  • Granite Cottage, Blackwaterfoot, sleeps 6, 01770 860 308, open all year
  • Hope Cottage, Shiskine, sleeps 5, 01770 860 377, open all year
  • Kintyre Cottage, sleeps 8, 0141 637 2265, open all year
  • Mill Cottage, Blackwaterfoot, sleeps 6, 01770 860 308, open all year
  • Millbank Cottage, Shiskine, sleeps 4, 0141 334 5185, open Apr Oct
  • Old Byre Cottage, Balmichael Visitor Centre, Shiskine, sleeps 4, 07788 543 835, open all year
  • Old Smiddy Cottage, Shiskine, sleeps 2, 01770 860 261, open all year
  • Otterburn, Corriecravie, sleeps 8, 01770 302 334, open all year
  • Park House, Corriecravie, sleeps 10, 01620 842 989, open Mar to Oct
  • Sandbrae, Blackwaterfoot, sleeps 6, fully booked from late March to mid Sept, 01565 634 546, open all year
  • Sealladh Breagh, Shiskine, sleeps 8, 01770 860 530, open all year
  • Swallowbrae Cottage, Blackwaterfoot, sleeps 4, 01770 860 219, open all year
  • Tarsuinn Cottage, Blackwaterfoot, sleeps 6, 01770 860 308, open all year
  • The Crow's Nest, Blackwaterfoot, sleeps 6, 01386 840 149, open all year
  • The Greannan, Blackwaterfoot, sleeps 6, 01770 860 200, open all year
  • Tigheanfraoch Cottage, Briarknowe, Shiskine, sleeps 5, Tel/Fax: 01770 860 432, open May to Oct
  • Bridgend Caravan and Campsite, Bridgend Cottage, Shiskine, 01770 860 597

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food and drink at the Blackwaterfoot Lodge
Blackwaterfoot Lodge
Blackwaterfoot, KA27 8EU, Tel: 01770 860 570
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Mariners'Pub sports a real fire, real ale and a good selection of single malts. Bar snacks available most evenings and the Friday Special is spicy chicken wings.
18.00h to 23.00h every day.
Felicity's restaurant the the Shiskine Golf and Tennis club's clubhouse
Felicity's at the Clubhouse
Shiskine Golf and Tennis Club, Blackwaterfoot, KA27 8HA, Tel: 01770 860 226
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Classic clubhouse Food: We are open from 10.00h daily serving morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and evening meals. Our food is fresh, home-made and utilises Arran produce wherever possible. We are open to all with the menu and kid's menu catering to a variety of tastes. Reservations recommended for evening meals. Bring your own bottle. Evening meals are subject to seasonal opening hours.
Open: Apr to Oct: daily from 09.00 – 16.00h, Nov to Mar daily 09.00 – 14.00h
  • Best Western Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot, Pub and Restaurant, 01770 860 444, bookings in Restaurant recommended. 12.30h – 14.30h, and 18.00h – 20.30h, open daily
  • Felicity's at the Clubhouse, Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club, Blackwaterfoot, 01770 860 226. Open daily 10.00 – 18.00h, Thu to Mon till 21.00h, bookings for dinners recommended
  • Mariner's Bar,at Blackwaterfoot Lodge, Blackwaterfoot, 01770 860 202, open daily
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various jewellery designed by Assya
Arran Gems
The Corries, Corriecrevie, KA27 8BD, Tel: 01770 870 558
Website: Please visit my presentation with my regular blog
Webshop: You can order here directly
Stylish, contemporary jewellery, created by Assja B. I design vibrant bracelets and necklaces, quirky jewellery from recycled and mixed media materials, as well as exquisite pieces with semi-precious stones and delicate bridal jewellery. «Colours are the keys to my creative mind, and I love to play with them until they turn into a new piece of jewellery». Arran Gems also sells at seasonal markets around the island and loves commissioned work too.
My shop is at the Pooch Boutique in Cladach by Brodick. I'd like to meet you there.
  • Arran Gems, The Corries, Corriecravie, exclusive jewellery designed by Assja B, 01770 870 558
  • Arran Hamper Company, Glendale, Torbeg, Mail order shop for Hampers with various prducts from different local producers, 07766 405949
  • Best Western Kinloch Home Bakery, Blackwaterfoot, freshly baked bread, closed Wed and Sun and nOV TO Feb, 01770 860 444
  • Blackwaterfoot Butcher, Blackwaterfoot, Butcher, 01770 860 354
  • Blackwaterfoot Village Shop and Post Office, Blackwaterfoot, General food supplies, Off sales, 0pen 7 days, 01770 860 220
  • Braehead Beef & Lamb, Brahehead Farm, Sliddery, Arran reared Beef and Lamb, 01770 870 221
  • Harbour Shop, Blackwaterfoot, Hardware, Newspapers and Magazines, Toys, Books, 01770 860 215
  • Shiskine Pro Shop, at Shiskine Golf Club, A huge selection of golfing accessories, clothing, footwear, trolley and club hire, open 7 days, summer 08.00h – 19.00h, winter 09.00h – 15.00h
  • Sliddery Supplies, Overdale House, Sliddery, Hardware Shop, work clothes,gardening machines, tools, 01770 870 225
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the new gallery in Blackwaterfoot
Brae Gallery
Blackwaterfoot, KA27 8ET, Tel: 01770 860 327, mobile 07833 424 188
Opened 2011 by Arran artist Ronnie McNeice, Brae Gallery is primarily a showcase for his own works of art. There is also a unique collection of other quality art and crafts from Island artisans — past and present. Ronnie specialises in landscapes of Scottish island scenes. He is also well known for his caricatures of local worthies completed over the past four decades. These are on display in the adjoining Kinloch Hotel bar and new commissions are welcomed.
Open: The gallery is open from 11.00 – 17.00h every day apart from Thursdays and Sundays when it may be available for private workshops. Other opening times may be made by arrangement.
  • Arran Carriage Driving, Blackwaterfoot, Pony carriages, ideal for weddings, parties, promotions on and off the Island, 01770 860 200
  • Best Western Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot, public indoor swimming pool, gymnastic and snooker rooms, 01770 860 444
  • Blackwaterfoot Garage, Blackwaterfoot, Repairs, Petrol, Hire Cars, Dog food, Bike Hire, 01770 860 277
  • Brae Gallery, Blackwaterfoot, Art + Crafts from the Island, 01770 860 327,more details and opening times see above.
  • Brae Salon, Blackwaterfoot, Hairdresser for Ladies, Gents and Children, 01770 860 456
  • Cairnhouse Riding Centre, The Stables, Blackwaterfoot, Pony trekking, 01770 860 466
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  • Kings's Cave, Starting points: at the Golf and Tennis Club nr. Blackwaterfoot (ca 13 km) or on the C841 midway between Blackwaterfoot and Machrie (large parking with picknick table, roundtrip about 5 km). A combination is possible.
  • Shiskine Golf and Tennis Club, 12 holes, par 42, 2900 yards, caddy cars, electric buggies, also available: Bowling green and Putting Green, Starters House, big parking, Clubhouse with Tearoom, 01770 860 226
  • Standing Stones, on Machrie Moor. An easy walk along lovely contryside, ca. 2km to the famous stone Monuments of ancient history, a roundtrip of about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Ideal for a walk with kids. Parking off main road opposite the walk (just don't miss it, the signs are nearly invisible...)
  • Walk Cnoc Ballygown,Start on the B880 between Blackwaterfoot and Shiskine, About 5 km, to a ancient fort with superb views to the west
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A free monthly online community magazine, which publicises Arran activities and topics of interest to Arran's comunity. Everybody is invited to contribute (articles, pictures, news). Published every month.
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Visitor Information for the Isle of Arran
Banks Royal Bank of Scotland, Brodick, tel: 01770 302 222
Bank of Scotland, Brodick, Tel: 01770 892 005
Mobile banking in Operation. In Brodick 24h ATM available
Post Office Mail collections daily (excl Sun). Most postal services available in many villages. In some branches Currency Exchange available
Tourist Information Tourist Information Centre: The Pier, Brodick Tel: 01770 303 774, Open Mon to Thu and Sat 9.00 to 17.00, Fri 9.00 to 19.30, Sun 10.00 to 17.00
Ferries Caledonian MacBrayne Scottish Ferries
Operating Brodick  <—> Ardrossan
and Lochranza  <—> Cloanaig
Tel: 01770 302 166, then option 2 for Brodick
Public Transport Busses from and to all Ferries.
Brodick  <—> Blackwaterfoot via Lochranza (line 324), via the Southend (line 323) and direct via the String Road (line 322), Brodick  <—> Corriegills (line 321). Day rover tickets available.