Discovering the concept of Arranology

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Arran Geopark has gathered three film crews together to create three films focussed on the geology, archaeology, and ecology of the island.

The films, with many enthusiastic Arran experts,  seek to bring together and highlight these distinct ‘ologies’ and thus the concept of Arranology was formed.

The Arranology project was funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise with an additional contribution from the Arran Trust; enabling Arran Geopark to create the trilogy of short films celebrating Arran.

Malcolm Wilkinson, co-ordinator of Arran Geopark, said: ‘These wonderful films celebrate the amazing landscape, biodiversity and heritage of our small island – and this is exactly what Geoparks all around the world are there to do.’

Sheila Gilmore, chief executive of VisitArran, said: ‘These films will encourage everyone visiting our beautiful island to delve further into the island’s environmental past, and appreciate aspects that they may have been unaware of.

‘Arran Geopark, and indeed all involved, are to be congratulated on the whole concept of Arranology.’

The films can be viewed here: