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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.


(Placename) an island off the SW coast of Scotland, in the Firth of Clyde. Pop: 5045 (2001). Area: 427 sq km (165 sq miles)


(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.
She said: "Thumble Tumble and the Ollpheist is the first in a collection of eight books following the adventures of a little witch who lives on Arran and her ongoing battles against the evil Night Witches.
Arran the greyhound and Beau, a Jack Russell terrier at Dogs Trust Merseyside in Huyton, are the dogs behind two emojis.
The donation from Arran and Ratana Stephens, co-founders of North America s largest organic breakfast and snack foods company, is a personal gift to the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm.
Well, not quite but as Arran Langmead told me when I visited the tiny Southampton flat which doubles as his games studio, the playing field has certainly been levelled.
Islanders on Arran have paid tribute to Avengers star Patrick Macnee.
But their response was so positive the 30-year-old and boyfriend Arran are now planning to marry - and even hope to adopt.
karting racer Arran Mills could replicate the track success of Formula One champions Lewis Hamilton and Jensen Button Arran triumphed in the British Junior Championship, securing the title by a single point after a thrilling campaign.
The special bangers are being developed by young farmer and trainee butcher Arran Davies, along with his butchery mentor Brin Kelly, at Abbey Farm, just outside Llangollen.
COVENTRY schoolboy Arran Trainor is the new 12-and-under Warwickshire county singles champion.
This is the Isle of Arran, a Scottish western isle where wildlife, and more importantly, extremely rare wildlife, is only a tossed beach pebble away from the island's hardy inhabitants.
Wade hopes to have Arran Wearmouth and Nathan Buddle available.