Clauchlands Point

A headland at the northern end of Lamlash Bay on the east coast of the island of Arran, Clauchlands Point lies to the north of the Holy Island. The area forms part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest, designated in 1978, which stretches north to Corrygills. Underlain by the Clauchlands Sill, a Tertiary igneous intrusion composed of the unusual rock crinanite, the area is also important for its ecological diversity. There is a transition from saltmarsh through flushed grassland and fen, to wet alder-willow woodland at the base of the Permian sandstone cliffs, which sit on a prominent raised beach.

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