Just had a great trip on the Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland. Without waffling on I will share my experience & add some pics. Some stats: Weather - Scottish Miles travelled 250 Ave oil temp on motorway 110 Max oil temp on motorway 118 Fairly new engine so cruised between 80kmh -100kmh I even overtook a few folk Drove from Dalgety Bay to Ardrossan to catch the ferry to Brodick, took just over 2 hours. Ferry booked on http://www.calmac.co.uk Cost around £115 return for 2 adults and the van. Weather was really bad on the day of the sail, two ferries before ours were cancelled one due to a breakdown and the other weather. It's not the sailing that's the problem it's because they can't get in and out the dock safely. Fortunately out boat sailed but it was really choppy. Only takes an hour. Arrived just after 4 and drove north to Lochranza Campsite. http://www.arran-campsite.com Great campsite next to the golf course, whisky distillery and short walk to the castle. Wild deer roaming around. Took the local bus back to Brodick to visit Brodick Castle, Arran Aromatics, Arran Cheese Factory and the Arran Ale Brewery. Planned on doing the brewery tour but it was fully booked , whilst receiving thus information we missed a bus back so it was a two and a half hour wait for the next one. We just walked back into tone through the golf course so it wasn't too bad. Day bus ticket gor about £5.50 Next drive was south down the west coast stopping at the beaches, villages & mâchrie stones which is a stone circle from way back in the day. About a 3 k walk in and out. Continued down to the bottom of the island and stayed at Sealshore Campsite http://www.campingarran.com Another great site with good fascilities. Put the awning up at this site as the weather looked pretty good, made sure all the pegs were in as it can blow a hooly without warning. Great walks & brilliant wildlife around. Spotted a sea otter playing & fishing. Awesome experience. Back on the local bus up the east coast to lamlash to get a nots to holy isle a buhdist retreat just off Arran. Cool wee place with great walks and views. £12 each for the boat which I thought was steep. We ate in the camper every night. Bought Arran venison sausages, haggis, stovies, chilli con carni, burgers ect. Arran whisky 12 yr malt & the local ales went down a treat. Plenty of activities to be doing. You can make it as busy or quiet as you want I guess. As for most of the Scottish isles Arran is stunning!!! I would thoroughly recommend people to take the time to visit Arran & squeeze in some other isles too or the west coast. The best part was there was very little phone signal off the beaten track so no one can pester you. Silent Bliss!!! I'll update pics when I get them uploaded.