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A granite island of western Scotland in the Firth of Clyde. It is a scenic resort area noted for its hunting and fishing.
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(Placename) an island off the SW coast of Scotland, in the Firth of Clyde. Pop: 5045 (2001). Area: 427 sq km (165 sq miles)
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(ˈær ən)

an island in SW Scotland, in the Firth of Clyde. 3705; 166 sq. mi. (430 sq. km).
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It was in spring that Bruce and his men gathered to the island of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland, and there Bruce made up his mind to make another fight for the crown.
The family love to travel, and before his diagnosis Arran had been lucky enough to enjoy such adventures as trekking in Borneo.
Mum Nita Evans was worried the family might struggle to find the right travel insurance at an affordable cost when her son Arran was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 15.
The body of a man found on the Isle of Arran is thought to be that of a German tourist who went missing last week.
P icturesque Ayrshire and Arran is just a short drive from Glasgow but its rolling hills, scenic lochs and sandy shores feel as far removed from the city as you can possibly get.
When 18-year old Arran Evison climbs into the Dolphin team vehicle at the Red Bull Soapbox Race in Alexandra Palace, London, on Sunday, he could be the youngest driver to be taking part.
In 1995, Isle of Arran Distillers revived whisky distilling on the island with the building of a brand-new distillery in the village of Lochranza, situated in the north.
The health secretary is facing calls to investigate accusations that NHS managers in Ayrshire and Arran have been bullying and harassing radiography staff.
Summary: It was at the Melbourne Cup last year that Prince of Arran crossed swords with Cross Counter
LITTLE Arran Breslin was trapped in a silent world for five years but after getting a specialist bed, he's finally spoken his first words - his own name and then "Santa".
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Dumfries Ladies 2s v Arran Ladies Dumfries Ladies 2s enjoyed a trip to Arran on Saturday, November 17.