Arrann Civic Trust has now published two books which celebrate the rich architectural and cultural heritage of the Island.
The Buildings of Arran, which has been in print for 10 years now, is a round-the-island tour of the most interesting and beautiful buildings on our island. It is illustrated with black and white and colour photographs and contains a wealth of information on the styles and history of the homes, churches and public buildings on the island. Unfortunately some of the buildings included have already disappeared and others are threatened, so it is also a valuable historical record.
More recently the Trust published the ‘Interiors of Arran.’ This book focuses on the variety and quality of design to be found in Arran’s homes and churches. It has examples of many different styles, including Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts and of local artisanal skills. All are illustrated in full colour.
So, if you are looking for a Christmas present for a lover of Arran either, or maybe both, could be the answer.
They are available in shops on the Island (for example Arran Active, the Wee Bookshop in Corrie, the Heritage Museum and the Harbour Shop in Blackwaterfoot).
The Buildings of Arran is £9.50 and the Interiors is £14.00