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King’s Cave on Arran

Robert the Bruce

There’s something timeless about the Isle of Arran. Some years ago they had a slogan which read: “People have been coming here for ages”, illustrated with a striking image of the standing stones on Machrie Moor. A clever, thought-provoking and memorable play on words.

People have indeed been coming to Arran for thousands of years: the number of prehistoric monuments on the island pays testimony to that. The Bronze Age in particular was a time when the weather was good, the land fertile and food plentiful. It was a stable period when people were beginning to express their ideas on the meaning of life, and their place in it. They created rituals and ceremonies, and, most visibly, a vast array of monuments in stone we can still see today.

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