Scotland welcomes the world – and Arran is looking forward to playing its part. Following fantastic visitor feedback from 2013, Arran’s businesses – from our accommodation providers to our retailers and food & drink producers – are all set to make 2014 a year to remember.

Following hot on the heels of Arran’s fabulous Hogmanay, the island will be celebrating Burn’s Night in style, with numerous events to choose between – from the formal to the fun and friendly. What better way to banish the winter blues?

Throughout January there are events happening across the island. Or why not take the chance to get out and about, enjoying Arran’s coast and country in its winter glory? then there’s nothing better than to relax by a roaring log fire and enjoy a wee dram of The robert Burns – a light and aromatic single malt from our award-winning island distillery –

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Whether you crave culture, love sport or just want to relax, you’re certain to have a great time on Arran.

arran_img24.01.14 – Douglas hotel burns supper
With great food and entertainment it’s sure to be a great night.
Tel: 01770 302968. Booking require. MORE >>>

25.01.14 – Lamlash Burns Club Burns Supper
The oldest official Burns Club on Arran – this male-only event will feature fantastic speakers and entertainment.
Tel: 01770 860318. Tickets only. MORE >>>

25.01.14 – Whiting Bay Golf Club Burns Supper
The Biannual Burns supper. With great food and entertainment, the event is always popular, please book in advance.
Contact info@ for more info. MORE >>>


Arran added extras
Enjoy great value breaks on Arran with exclusive accommodation, attraction, shopping and restaurant offers.

  Old byre showroom.
Visit and get 10% off. We stock quality knitwear, Aran sweaters, Barbour jackets, seasalt clothing and accessories, sheepskin rugs, gloves and slippers, leather gloves, bags and satchels, childrens clothing and lots more – take a look and see!  Offer valid until 31.01.31 MORE>>>
offer_2Dougarie estate.Buy a day ticket at the special reduced rate of £10 and receive free soup and a sandwich (or toastie).

Runs until March.

offer_3Auchrannie Resort.
From £82 per person per night. Our “ferry inclusive breaks” are back. Treat yourself to a short break in either the House Hotel or Spa Resort and enjoy all that Auchrannie and the Isle of Arran has to offer. Rate includes ferry travel for car and guests, breakfast, £20 daily dinner allowance per adult and access to our leisure facilities. MORE>>>
offer_4Lamlash Bay Hotel.
£59.95 per person per night, minimum 2 night booking for 2 people. Any nights of the week.
£35 towards evening meal for 2 and return tickets for 2 adults and a car.Offer available 4th January – 31st March 2014.


About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.