Exploring the Isle of Arran

Year 12 Geography students enjoyed a few nights away exploring the Isle of Arran, Scotland.

Despite the unseasonably wet weather, the group braved the elements collecting data for a number of investigations.

Students interviewed Shiela Gilmore from the local business improvement group ‘Visit Arran’ about all things Arran and visited Balmichael Glamping, a unique glamping experience on a small alpaca farm, to explore the sustainability of new businesses followed by a trip to Lagg distillery to see how new opportunities have been created to attract tourists to the island.

Students also explored the physical processes that have shaped the island, visiting the historic Kings caves and the birthplace of geology – Huttons Unconformity!

Finally, the group helped with large scale habitat restoration in Glen Rosa by bracken bashing around the 101 trees that our year 13 geography students planted last year on their trip.

A busy but enjoyable trip.