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Isle of Arran Books, Guides and Maps

When we say more than an outdoor store we really do mean it! You’ll find a carefully curated book department with some of the latest fiction, non-fiction, and reference material on the island. With new releases being brought in all the time you won’t be left short of a holiday read or two.

In this particular section we’ve compiled all our Arran specific books, guides and maps many of which have been written by local authors on the island.

We stock all major maps and activity special guidebooks from climbing to paddleboarding and everything in-between. Using our owner Andrews previous knowledge of the book industry it’s hard to beat the quality of titles in stock – why not pick up the next big read online or in-store.

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Arran and Other Islands of the Clyde Archipelago - David C. & S. Alison Kilpatrick Arran and Other Islands of the Clyde Archipelago - David C. & S. Alison Kilpatrick
£10.00
5 in stock
A guide to the non-industrial Clyde, an area of outstanding natural beauty and exceptional wildlife. Nine islands are found in this archipelago, of which Arran, Bute and Great Cumbrae are readily accessible to the public. Here a historical background is followed by a brief description of the present-day villages. The most interesting fauna and flora are described in some detail, as are archaeologi…
Arran Bird Report 2023 Arran Bird Report 2023
£9.99
17 in stock
Where are most bird species seen on Arran? How many different types of owl are on Arran? When was the last Ptarmigan seen on Arran? For all your birdwatching questions on Arran, the best place to start is the annual bird report. With a great team effort, the Arran Natural History Society has again got the annual bird report in outlets throughout the island for the Easter holidays. With a stunning…
Arran Coastal Way 3rd Edition (Rucksack Readers) Arran Coastal Way 3rd Edition (Rucksack Readers) love
£13.99
6 in stock
"The perfect companion to a fascinating route" - Outdoor Focus magazine The Arran Coastal Way is one of Scotland’s Great Trails, and perhaps the finest circuit walk in the country. It runs for 65 miles (105 km) around the Isle of Arran in a memorable week-long hike from Brodick. It’s accessible from near Glasgow by the Ardrossan ferry. Famous as`Scotland in miniature’, Arran is rich in scenery, ca…
Arran Tide Tables 2024 Arran Tide Tables 2024
£2.00
28 in stock
Arran Tide Tables 2024 The annual go to for any watersport planning! The Arran Tide Tables 2024 is produced by Johnston’s Marine Stores in Lamlash and are based on the tide table for Brodick. The predictions in the tables are of times of high and low waters at Brodick, Isle of Arran and are in GMT. Make sure you add 1 hour for BST predictions (helpfully highlighted in yellow!). You'll also find co…
Arran, Arrochar & the Southern Highlands - SMC Climbing Guide Arran, Arrochar & the Southern Highlands - SMC Climbing Guide
£15.00
2 in stock
This guide covers the Islands of Arran and Cara, the Mull of Kintyre, the Arrochar Alps and the Southern Highlands, down from Stob Ghabhar.
Arran: Sixty Best Views - Allan Wright Arran: Sixty Best Views - Allan Wright
£10.00
£6.99
30 in stock
This stunning compilation of images from Allan Wright features views and scenery from around the Isle of Arran. As always Allan captures both the landscape and wildlife beautifully in this photographic collection, sure to be loved by both residents and visitors to the island.
Buildings of Arran - Arran Civic Trust Buildings of Arran - Arran Civic Trust
£9.50
3 in stock
An informative guide to the architectural, historial and social details of the buildings of Arran, with colour photos. Compiled by the Arran Civic Trust.
Campbell, Thorbjorn - Arran: A History Campbell, Thorbjorn - Arran: A History
£12.99
12 in stock
Arran is an archaeological and geological treasure trove of stunning scenic beauty. Its history stretches back to the great stone circles, more than 5,000 years old, whose remnants still decorate the plains of Machrie. Runic inscriptions tell of a Viking occupation lasting centuries. Later, in 1307, King Robert the Bruce began his triumphant comeback from Arran. Subsequently, the island was repeat…
Dunn, Dianna - Hullabaloo on Arran Dunn, Dianna - Hullabaloo on Arran
£9.99
2 in stock
Hullabaloo, the cat, lives on the Isle of Arran. he and his best friend, macGregor, the dog, love two things: Food and Fun. In pursuit of these, the two pets cause havoc wherever they go! The rhyming stories in this book are suitable for all ages. The lively pictures feature well-known locations and real characters from the Isle of Arran.
Hagan, Harry - Sam the Skull Hagan, Harry - Sam the Skull
£7.99
9 in stock
For children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as cat lovers everywhere. I'm a CAT I'm a CAT I'm a GLASGOW CAT My name is Sam the Skull I've claws on my paws like crocodile jaws and a heid like a farmers bull WHAT AM I UP TO?
Harvey Maps Arran Playing Cards Harvey Maps Arran Playing Cards gift
£9.95
In stock
Exclusive to Arran Active! Map of the Isle of Arran on playing cards, including the Arran Coastal Way These specially made playing cards are now available instore and online - courtesy of Harvey Maps, our suppliers of lightweight, tough and waterproof maps. The perfect gift! • Shows original HARVEY mapping • The whole map of Arran shown across 52 cards • Each card shows a unique piece of map • Sta…
Holder, Geoff - Guide To Mysterious Arran Holder, Geoff - Guide To Mysterious Arran
£14.99
9 in stock
This is a guide to everything supernatural, paranormal, folkloric, eccentric and, above all, mysterious that has occurred on the small, windswept isle of Arran and is a fascinating introduction to the heritage of this spectacular part of Scotland. This is a guide that the armchair adventurer or the on-location visitor can revel in. Comprehensive entries covering Arrans standing stones, ruins, chur…
Inner Hebrides & Arran - SMC Climbers Guide Inner Hebrides & Arran - SMC Climbers Guide
£25.00
2 in stock
This Scottish Mountaineering Club definitive climbers' guidebook details all the rock and winter climbing to be found on the beautiful and remote-feeling islands of the Inner Hebrides and Arran, off the west coast of Scotland. This is the only fully comprehensive guide to the climbing on the beautiful and remote-feeling islands of the Inner Hebrides and Arran, and covers Arran, Canna, Rum, Eigg, M…
Love Arran The Dougarie Dog Love Arran The Dougarie Dog
£6.99
7 in stock
Welcome to the Arran world of The Dougarie Dog and his friends. Find out what he's been up to inside.
Love Arran The Kilmory Coo Love Arran The Kilmory Coo
£6.99
7 in stock
The Kilmory Coo wants to impress her friends with how clever she is, but can she keep up the charade? Welcome to the world of Kilmory Coo and friends - Arran Tales.
Love Arran The Machrie Midge Love Arran The Machrie Midge
£6.99
9 in stock
Welcome to the wonderful world of 'Arran Tales' where you can get to know all the colourful creatures that live on the Isle of Arran. The Machrie Midge has a very short attention span; he doesn't even notice when it gets him into trouble! But will it catch him out in the end? See how he gets on inside...

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