Find and contact us

All activities and expeditions are based at the Arran Education Outdoor Centre, located on the Isle of Arran on the West coast of Scotland.

Where is the centre?

The centre is situated on the northern end of Lamlash bay on the Isle of Arran. Ferries sail from Ardrossan. A smaller ferry departs from Clonaig if you are approaching from Kintyre.

How to contact us

By Email: arranoutdoor@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

By Phone: 00 44 (0)1770 600 532

By Post: Arran Outdoor Education Centre, Lamlash, Isle Of Arran, KA27 8PL

How to get to the centre

By car:

From Glasgow, M8 Motorway: Soon after Glasgow Airport, take left lane for Irvine, follow the A737 (Johnstone by-pass) towards Johnstone/Kilbarchan. After passing Kilbarchan (A737) follow signs for Beith.

Drive past Beith and continue on the A737 road to Dalry. Drive through the Town Centre. Follow clearly marked signs for the B780 to Ardrossan.

Buy tickets at booth as you approach the dock. Arrive half an hour before ferry leaves.  

Ferry timetables for Ardrossan to Brodick are available on-line.

From Kintyre: From Tarbet or Cambeltown sail from Clonaig. No Booking - first come, first on. The ferry takes up to 15 vehicles, but in summer it can be full and you may have to wait.

By rail:

From Central Station, Glasgow, to Ardrossan Harbour - timetables are available online. Trains leaves one hour, 20 minutes before sailing time.

You can pre-book car ferry tickets by calling Caledonian McBrayne Gourock on 01475-650000, Fax 01475-637607 or Brodick Tel 01770-302166 or reserve on-line using the Caledonian-MacBrayne website.

Location of the Arran Outdoor Centre, Lamlash, Arran