Marvellous and unique motorcycles on show at museum

This year’s motorcycle show at the Arran Heritage Museum is expected to be larger than usual with motorcycles coming from all across the country.

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What promises to be the largest motorcycle rally ever on the island is set to take place at the Arran Heritage Museum’s annual motorcycle event this weekend.

A number of rare, famous and historic machines available for spectators to marvel at.

On Sunday, from noon to 3.30pm, the Motorcycle Day will be an an exhibition of classic, modern, off-road and racing motorcycles and other interesting vehicles accompanied by their owners.


Bikes are coming from all over the country – from Lochgilphead and Kintyre there will be Harley Davidsons, an AJS Silver Streak, and a second world war Royal Enfield dispatch-rider’s bike.

From Arisaig will come a 1936 BSA 350, and from Lanark two Honda Fireblades. Also on display will be the NSU once owned by Adam Ant.

Anyone on the island with a motor bike – old, new, in any condition – is invited to take it along to the museum where they will be made most welcome.

Along with the machines on show there will be music throughout the afternoon from the Isle of Arran Pipe Band and the ever-popular Biff and Co.


To complete the offering there will be a tombola stall, a burger stall, and Cafe Rosaburn will be serving its usual range of delightful snacks.

This is a rare opportunity to see many of the unique machines on display, and their owners are more than happy to discuss things with the visitors. Entrance fee also entitles people to visit the whole museum’s wide range of internal and external exhibits.