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The government and public health representatives have made it clear that the best place for young people is outdoors. At Lochranza Centre CIC that is what we do best – work safely outdoors with young people. However, current education guidelines do not permit overnight stays for school groups. This is to the detriment of both pupils’ wellbeing and the outdoor education sector. There is a new petition to the UK Government and Parliament requesting a change to the guidance:​

For information about the Lochranza Centre’s response to Covid-19, see our page here. The safety of our guests and staff is at the forefront of our thinking, as we listen closely to what the governments of the UK as a whole and Scotland are saying. If you have any questions, rest assured we are here to deal with them if you email or give us a ring on 01770 830 637.

Virtual Festival of Geology 2020


As part of the Lochranza Centre's contribution to the 2020 virtual Festival of Geology, we have created this PowerPoint, showcasing what we do at the Centre, and Arran's spectacular geology.

To access this year's Festival of Geology, please go to


On Friday 23rd October the staff team completed the Three Lochs Adventure! This saw us walk and paddle the three inland lochs on the west side of Arran - Coire-Fhionn Lochan, Loch Tanna and Loch Iorsa. A touch wet underfoot, but we made it! This unique challenge was designed to raise funds to help the Centre get through the Covid-19 crisis and on to a positive future. We want to be here to keep doing what we love and indeed what our guests enjoy most when they are with us - getting out and about on our fantastic island. Your support continues to be massively appreciated. To see some pictures from the day, take a look on Instagram or Facebook.

To read more, or to donate, please go to our Crowdfunding page:

Boulders on the shore

​Our Public Geology Courses are running in 2021! ​These courses open your eyes to past worlds by bringing you outside and teaching you to read Arran's rocks. The five-day package includes bed and board, and is priced at £469 per person.

The 2021 course runs from Saturday 17th - Friday 23rd July.

For more information and to book:

​Phone 01770 830 637


Gorge walking

​Our all-inclusive Family Holidays will be running again throughout summer 2021! Featuring all the favourite activities, each holiday runs from Monday to Friday (four nights). For a family of four, this is priced at £699. Seven night stays are available on request.

For more information:

Phone 01770 830 637


Kildonan dinosaur footprint

From February 2021, we will be available for guided Geology / Wildlife / Mountain walks for groups of four persons and above. Our staff are all trained or fully-qualified Mountain Leaders, with degrees in relevant environmental subjects (Geology, Geography or Biology), and very experienced in outdoors education!

To express interest, or for more information:

Phone 01770 830 637


Frydays are Fridays!

Our ever-popular Frydays have now concluded for the season, but look out for their return in 2021!

Lochranza Field Centre