Whiting Bay overlooks the sea towards the very southern portion of Scotland. The village thrives on a wealth of accommodation for all situations, a great selection of places to eat (from formal restaurants to coffee shops), Whiting Bay has also the added benefit of two extremely well-appointed shops in the village and a farm shop specialising of bio-food just outside. Services are a garage with car-hire, various shops, craft outlets and an art gallery. Two Pubs help you to spend the evenings in pleasurably surroundings. There is also a challenging 18 hole golf course, visitors are always welcome. Enjoy some interesting and well-known forest walks in this area. Along the shoreline, the beach is a mixture of pebble, rock-pool and sand.
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the Sunnyside B and B
Proprietor: Mrs Evelyn Coles
Kings Cross by Whiting Bay
Isle of Arran KA27 8RG
Tel: 01770 700 422
Mob: 07718 005 688
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Sunnyside by name and by location!
Where you can relax and enjoy in comfort, a full wholesome breakfast, whilst drinking in the peaceful, unrestricted rural and coastal views. It has a double-bedded en-suite room, and twin-bedded room with private bathroom; both having a shower over the bath. The quiet hamlet of Kings Cross is about a mile from Whiting Bay. Natural beauty and history combine to make it an ideal base for exploring Arran.
from £20.00 per person per night
group booking pets welcome TV in all rooms heating throughoutprivate parking strictly non-smoking on the premises central (pay) phone
  • Arran Brewery Guesthouse, Shore Road, 01770 700 662, open all year
  • Burlington Hotel, Shore Road, 01770 700 255, open Easter till October
  • Eden Lodge Hotel, Shore Road, 01770 700 357, open all year
  • Ellangowan B & B, Middle Road, 01770 700 784, open all year
  • Invermay Guest House, Shore Road, 01770 700 431, open all year
  • Mingulay B & B, Middle Road, 01770 700 346, open Feb to Nov
  • Royal Arran Guesthouse, Shore Road, 01770 700 286, open all year, except X-mas/New Year
  • Silverhill North B & B, Golf Course Road, 01770 700 414, open all year
  • Sunnyside B & B, Kings Cross, 01770 700 442, open all year, more details see above
  • Viewbank Guest House, Golf Course Road, 01770 700 326, open all year

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Proprietor: Mrs Moira Finlayson
Glenashdale Way
Contact: Moira Finlayson, Willowburn
8 Broallan, by Beauly
Invernessshire, IV4 7AH
Tel: 01463 782 801
Email us:
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Luxury, newly built detached villa. The spacious interior is furnished to a high standard. Groundfloor: kitchen, lounge, dining room, ensuite bedroom. 3 bedrooms (1 ensuite) and family bathroom. The state-of-art kitchen has to be seen! Small library of books, videos and DVD's. Garden with a sunny patio. Washing machine/dryer, and outdoor drying area. Category 3 disabled access. Short breaks are available off-season. STB 4 star rated
Weekly rates £450 to £900
sleeps up to 8
pets welcome TV in residents lounge  heating throughoutopen fireplace children welcomestrictly non-smoking on the premisescentral (pay) phonelaundry facilities electric cooking bed linen provided towels provided kitchen towels provided Garden or patio
  • Arnhall Cottage, off Shore Road, sleeps 4 (possibly 6), 01770 700 654, open all year
  • Beachcroft, Shore Road, sleeps 4, 01770 700 396, open all year
  • Braehead, sleeps 7, 01770 830 224, open all year
  • Bramble Cottage, Golf Course Road, sleeps up to 10, 01770 700 396, open all year
  • Brook, sleeps 4, 01770 700 396, open all year
  • Broomhill Cottage, sleeps 8, 0141 637 2265, open all year
  • Burnside, Dippin, sleeps 7, 01770 700 255, open all year
  • Canny Corner, off Golf Course Road, 01770 700 645, open all year
  • Carraig Dhubh, sleeps 7, 01770 700 563, open all year
  • Eastwood, Shore Road, sleeps 7, 01770 700 396, open all year
  • Glenbrook, Golf course Road, sleeps 5, 01770 700 396, open all year
  • Garret Cottage, Shore Road, sleeps 4, 01770 700 396, open all year
  • Kelvinhaugh Farm, sleeps 4, 01770 700 284, open April to September
  • Little Elim, off Golf Course Road, sleeps 2, 01770 700645, open all aear
  • Netherby Cottage,Shore Road, sleeps 4, 07964 074 120, open all year
  • Northbank,Auchcairn Road, sleeps 5, 07717 535 839, open all year
  • Norwood Cottage, Smiddy Brae, sleeps 4, 01770 700 536
  • Nirvana,off Shore Road, sleeps up to 7, 0141 944 4479, open all year
  • Point House Cottage and Summer Cottage, Kings Cross, sleeps 6/4, 01770 700 257, open all year
  • Rose Cottage, Kings Cross, sleeps 4, 01770 700 403, open all year
  • Sandbraes Lodge, Sandbraes, sleeps 4, 01770 700 235, open March to October
  • Silverhill Lodges, 2 lodges, each sleep up to 4, 01770 700 776, open all year
  • Strathconon, Glenashdale Way, sleeps 8, 01463 782 801, open all year, more details see above
  • The Old Pottery, Kings Cross, sleeps 7, 01771 700 396
  • The Spinney, off Shore Road, sleeps 6, 01770 700 382, open all year
  • The Smiddy, Smiddy Brae, sleeps 6, 01770 700 536, open all year
  • The Stables Coach House, sleeps 2, 01770 700 760, open all year
  • The Summer House, Knockankelly, sleeps 5, 01770 700 649, open all year
  • Tigh an Droma Lodge,Kings Cross, sleeps 9, 01294 552 700, open all year
  • Torran Villa, Glenashdale, sleeps 8, 01383 732 424, open all year
  • Trafalgar Cottage, Shore Road, sleeps 4, 01770 700 396, open all year
  • Wee Silverburn, Allt-Na-Ceirde, sleeps 4, 01770 700 466, open all year
  • Whitefield Farm, Kings Cross, sleeps 2, 01770 700 291, open May to September

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the Coast restaurant with stunning views over the Firth of Clyde
Coast Café Bistro
Shore Road, KA27 8PR, Tel: 01770 700 308
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A unique dining experience at the heart of this charming village. We take great pride in providing great food and drink, in comfortable and relaxing surroundings, with the added bonus of spectacular views of the Firth of Clyde and the Ayrshire coastline. You can enjoy both a dytime menu and evening menu, providing simple, good quality, home-cooked, and whenever possible locally sourced food. We are also fully licensed providing you with a complete range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Open: daily 11.00 to 16.00h, Thu to Sat 18.00 to 21.00h, bookings recommended
  • Burlington Hotel and Restaurant, Shore Road, 01770 700 255, bookings strongly advised, open daily from Easter till October
  • New: Coast Café Bistro, Shore Road, Village Square, 01770 700 308, open daily 11.00 to 16.00h, Thu to Sat 18.00 to 21.00h
  • Coffee Pot, Tea Room, Shore Road, 01770 382, open daily 10.00h to 17.00h, last orders 16.00h
  • Eden Lodge Hotel and Bar, Shore Road, 01770 700 357, open daily for meals 12.30 to 21.00, Bar open daily till 24.00, Thu to Sat till 01.00h
  • Trafalgar Res
  • taurant, Shore Road, 01770 700 396, bookings essential, open daily
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  • Bay News, Village Centre, Newspapers, magazines, toys and games, fishing tackle, ice-cream, 01770 700 481, open daily 08.15h to 17.30h, Sundays 10.00h to 17.00h
  • Bay Stores, Shore Road, Grocer &newsagent, off licence, DVD rental, hot & cold food, Hallmark cards, ice-cream & beach toys, 01770 700 229, Mo to Fr 7.00h to 19.00h, Sa 8.00h tp 18.00h, Su 10.00h to 17.00h
  • Belford Mill, turn off Shore Road at the Coffee Pot, Arran's only browse through Warehouse, 01770 700 293
  • County Carpets, Shore Road, Carpets, Furniture, Wallpaper, 01770 700 480
  • Crafts of Arran, Village Centre, Crafts, Small Art, Gifts, 01770 700 251
  • Kirkend Nursery, Lamlash Road, Food growers, biological food, garden utensils, 01770 700 683
  • MBS Building and Timber supply, Village Centre, DIY, Household goods, off license, petrol, 01770 700 202
  • Pharmacy, off Village Centre, Cosmetics, baby food and articles, 01770 700 584
  • Pillar Box, off Village Centre, Post Office, Cards, Pet food and supply, Stationery, 01770 700 205
  • Village Shop, off Village Centre, General Grocers, off license, health & nutritional products, 01770 700 349, open daily 08.00h to 17.30h, Sundays 14.00h to 16.00h
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various jewellery designed by Assya
Arran Gems
The Corries, Corriecravie, KA27 8PD, Tel: 01770 870 558
Assja B. designs stylish contemporary jewellery. My inspiration are the sea, the shores, the steep hills and shady glens with their abundant flora and fauna. All pieces are unique and can be acquired in my webshop. I also sell my jewellery regularly at the village markets in Kilmory (Southend) and Whiting Bay (market days are listed here on the respective pages). Commissions for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and bridal jewellery including tiaras are always welcome. I do love to dream up design suggestions based on your wishes.
Website: Please visit my presentation with my regular blog
Webshop: You can order here directly
  • Sue Archer, Herbal medicine, therapeutic aromatherapy massage, Kings Cross 01770 700 641
  • Arran Art Gallery, local and international renowned artists, open daily 11.00 17.00, Shore Road, 01770 700 250
  • Arran Open Gate Ministries, various Christian denominations, meetings Wednesday evenings, 01770 700 424 for detailled infos
  • Church of Scotland, Rev E Watson, Sunday 10.30h, Sandbraes, 01770 700 289
  • Julian Davidson, TV and Radio repairs, Clock restoration, Rosemount 01770 700 682
  • Heatherhill Frames, Les and Heather McLeod, Picture Framing service, 6 Heatherhill, 01770 700 599
  • Kelvinhaugh Kennels, Boarding and Grooming of dogs, Knockankelly, 01770 700 284
  • Ann Kidston, Hairdressing, open by appointment, Montrose Terrace 01770 700 479
  • Ian McCallum Taxi, Small and large Taxis, Ardtalla, Shore Road 01770 700 417
  • Sandbraes Art, Paintings by Sheena Holmer, Sandbraes, 01770 700 340
  • Scottish Episcopal Church, (Anglican), St Margaret's Church, Sunday 11.00h, Midweek Communion Wed 12.00h, Lamlash Road, 01770 700 225
  • Silverhill Hair, Beauty Salon, by appointment, 01770 700 460
  • Skotprint Mike Koral, Printing, fotocoping, Village Centre 01770 700 251
  • Village Market, Whiting Bay Hall, local farming produce, crafts (cards, jewellery, porcelain, etc), gifts, bric–à–brac, teas and snacks at the «Wee Blether». 2010 openings: Thursday 27 May; and then every Thursday from 1st July to 26th August, inclusive, all Markets will run from 11am until 3pm.
  • Whiting Bay Garage, Taxi service, Petrol, LPG bottles, repairs, Car hire, Shore Road, 01770 700 345
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  • Putting Green, Shore Road, open daily, get putter and golf ball at the Village Shop nearby
  • Bowling Club, Shore Road, Balls available. Report at the Bar Eden adjacent
  • Whiting Bay Golf Club, Golf Club Road, 18 holes, Par 63, 4'405 yards, caddy car and electric buggies, clubhouse, Bar, snacks, Clubhouse 01770 700 775, Starter's Box 700 487
  • Glenashdale Falls and Giants' Grave, a pleasant walk, can be combined, picknick tables above the Falls. Start at the Parking near the Burn and comeback to the Shore Road at the Coffee Pot Tea Room, ca. 2 hours
  • Kings Cross Point, follow the shore then go up to the Point with good view over to Holy Isle. Wonderful little beach in Lamlash Bay. Return on two possible path and the main Road to Whiting Bay. Roundtrip ca. 2 hours
  • Walks along the Shore to Lamlash or Kildonan (difficult) and return to Whiting Bay, ca. 1 hour resp 1.5 hours one way
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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.
Website: Click here to visit the website
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.