Shiskine & Blackwaterfoot form the largest village community on the west of the island, and part of the area known as Shiskine Valley. See their Facebook link here. The village is within the parish of Kilmory and is reached either from Brodick over The String Road. This is a scenic drive in either direction or take the lovely coastal route from Lochranza or Lamlash, wherever your starting point lies. You can’t get lost on Arran!
Amenities Include; Largest village community on west of the island, Spectacular sunsets, 12 hole golf course, Home to Shiskine Golf Club
Blackwaterfoot village has riding stables, golf, tennis and local shops including a butcher. The Blackwater Bakehouse produces fresh bread daily. The speciality is sourdough using Arran “wild” yeast.
A new “On A Roll” takeaway is open daily for locals and visitors out walking. There is a well stocked grocers shop and post office, garage and petrol station, newsagents selling Arran Dairies ice cream.
The Beach stretches for sandy miles below the golf course at Drumadoon and draws people from all over the island whatever the weather or season and of course, the sunsets can be spectacular.
This coast offers walks along to the King’s Cave, allegedly the hiding place of Robert the Bruce, and atop the towering cliffs of Doon, the remains of an ancient fort and sanctuary.