Kildonan, Arran


This evening, I am posting information on the village of Kildonan which sits as the southern tip of the Isle of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland. 

Kildonan Sea Front, Isle of Arran, Scotland.

Information on Kildonan

The name means ‘Church of Donan’ with latter probably an early Christian missionary from Ireland. This suggests there was a community here about 1500 years ago, and possibly much earlier.

Kildonan is a holiday location centred around a small permanent population and benefits from:

  • Walks (hiking trails).
  • Views
  • A long sandy beach known as Silver Sands.
  • One hotel
  • Wildlife including seals and otters.
  • A ruined castle.
  • Self-catering holiday accommodation (vacation rental).

Beach landscape


 Coastal view including island known as Pladda.

Coastal view at Kildonan.

Former church bell embedded in wall outside village hall.

Rocky viewpoint at Kildonan sea front.


Overall, Arran has much to offer the visitor, whether contemplating a short, within –the–day trip or an extended sojourn lasting a week or longer.

For more information on Arran, other Scottish islands and sightseeing in Scotland please refer to the Visitors’ Guide to Scotland, ISBN 978-1-9161332-0-4. This book is also available via Kindle.



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