***** The Marine Visitor Centre is now re-open, with new policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of everyone *****
– Unless exempt, please wear a face covering
– Only one household, or two individuals inside at any time
– For health & safety, we’ve had to modify our displays and minimise our hands-on experience
– Opening days/hours are subject to weekly change – please check our facebook page for most recent updates

The Lamlash Tennis Courts are fully open, on a “pay as you play” basis – please put money in the honesty box at the courts or donate to us online via our website. We are unable to provide equipment at this time, and all players participate at their own risk.

Clyde Herring Fishery
Photographs on this page are courtesy of Arran Heritage Museum.

The Clyde has a long history of fishing. Dating back to the 1800’s, the Clyde herring fishery was one of the most important in Scotland. Boats from all over Scotland would travel to Arran to participate. 
Up until the last century, Lochranza was one of the main fishing centres on the West Coast of Scotland, with over 400 men making a living from fishing herring. The fishery was a hard life, sailing on a Monday and often not returning until Saturday morning by when the mend would have been soaked through for days. Big fishing fleets would leave the island and come back laden with herring to be traded or sold, if not done so elsewhere. 

Have a look at the papers published about the herring fishery in the Clyde.

Last Updated on