New Year Excursion to Arran with Lunch at Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot

MV Isle of Arran in Brodick Bay: the 20 January excursion will include lunch at Blackwaterfoot, before we retrace our steps to Brodick for the return sailing to Ardrossan

CRSC has organised a New Year excursion to Arran on Saturday 20 January, and we invite you to take part.

We will leave Ardrossan on the 0945 sailing to Brodick, from where coaches will take us round the south of the island to Blackwaterfoot for a two-course lunch at the Kinloch Hotel (see menu below).

The return to Brodick will be via ‘The String’ road, arriving in plenty of time for the 1640 sailing to Ardrossan.

Both crossings will be by MV Isle of Arran.

The cost of the trip, inclusive of CalMac ticket, coach and lunch, will be £36.00 for members and £38.50 for non-members. Members are encouraged to bring friends and book for them at the members’ rate.

This is a unique midwinter opportunity to sail with other enthusiasts and enjoy lunch in a sociable atmosphere at Blackwaterfoot.

Please make your booking at SHOP.

Alternatively, you can send a cheque to Neil Guthrie, CRSC Cruising Manager, 1 Scott Drive, Law Village, Carluke ML8 5GE.

Bookings will close on Monday 15 January at 1800. If the trip has to be cancelled because of a gale forecast, we will inform you by midday on Thursday 18 January.

Lunch will consist of a main course, dessert and tea/coffee.

Main courses will be Slow Braised Beef, Macaroni Cheese, Breaded Haddock, Beef Burger or Falafel & Chickpea Burger.

Desserts are Sticky Toffee Pudding, Apple Crumble or Arran Ice Cream.

You will receive an email in advance of Saturday 20 January, requesting your menu choices.

Tickets will not be sent out in advance: you are requested to pick them up in good time on the morning of the excursion at Ardrossan Ferry Terminal. If you have a query, please email

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th: don’t leave it too long to make your booking, as places are limited.

Isle of Arran at Brodick – the island port she was designed to serve when she made her debut 40 years ago

Published on 31 December 2023