We were bowled over by the Scottish island of Arran and one of our favourite places on the island was Lochranza, a peaceful village on the north coast of the island. The village has a great campsite, a ruined castle, a ferry terminal, red deer that wander over the golf course and even its own whisky distillery. We stayed here a few days and while we were there took the bus to Sannox and walked back along the craggy coast, climbing over the boulders that tumble down to the sea and following the lovely grassy paths with views to the mainland and Bute. This isn’t a walk to be hurried and we savoured every moment.
Coming around the coast in to the shelter of the loch, the village of Lochranza came in to sight. Along this stretch of coastline I was amazed by the cluster of memorial benches there were to sit on and rest while enjoying the panoramic views. The number of benches without doubt demonstrate how popular this area is with many people.
The plaque on this shiny green bench to Eddie Warren tells a short story about the man it remembers. I don’t know if Eddie Warren painted on canvas or walls and doors but I feel sure that he was happy in whichever was his chosen trade as he sang as he painted. The plaque also tells visitors that Eddie Warren had some happy times at Lochranza and I can certainly relate to that.