National Geographic : 1965 Jul
Steeped in the romance of time, a castle's stark ruins crown a finger of land jutting into Loch Ranza. Here, says a local tale, Robert the Bruce found his first haven after retreating from the mainland in the early 14th century. Towheaded toddler frolics in the shallows at Brodick Beach. His less adventurous elders (below) sit out a morn ing on the sands, well bundled against the chill of wind. KODACHROME(OPPOSITE) BY ROBERTF. SISSON; EKTACHROME(BELOW) AND KODACHROMES(THIS PAGE) BY WINFIELD PARKS© N.G .S . Castle builders ignore the ferry sailing to Brodick pier. The 13-mile run from Ardrossan provides Arran's only regular link with the mainland. Ferries make four trips daily in sum mer, only two a day in winter.