Infobox UK place
official_name= Lamlash
local_name= An t-Eilean Ard [cite web
url =
format =pdf
author = Kurt C. Duve
title = Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) Local Studies Vol. 26: Comhal, Siorrachd Bhòid & Dùn Breatainn
date = June 2005
publisher = Linguae Celticae
pages = [ 27]
accessdate = 2008-07-05
] [cite web
url =
title = Rannsaich an Stòr-dàta Briathrachais Gàidhlig
date = n.d.
publisher = Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
accessdate = 2008-07-05
country= Scotland
map_type= Scotland
population= 1,100 [cite web
url =
format =pdf
pages = [ 8]
title = 2004 mid-year population estimates
date = 2004
publisher = General Register Office for Scotland
accessdate = 2008-07-06
population_density= 7.01 (persons per hectare) [cite web
url =
format =pdf
title = Population - North Ayrshire settlements
date = 2001
publisher = Ayrshire Joint Structure Plan and Transportation Committee
accessdate = 2008-07-05
os_grid_reference= NS030315
edinburgh_distance= 96 miles
london_distance= 443 miles
latitude= 55.5373
longitude= -5.1235
post_town= BRODICK
postcode_area= KA
postcode_district= KA27
dial_code= 01770
constituency_westminster= North Ayrshire and Arran
civil_parish= Kilbride [cite web
url =
title = GENUKI:Kilbride
date = 2002-03-15
publisher = UK & Ireland Genealogy
accessdate = 2008-07-05
unitary_scotland= North Ayrshire
lieutenancy_scotland= Ayrshire and Arran
constituency_scottish_parliament= Cunninghame North
website= [ North Ayrshire]

Lamlash is the largest village by population on the Isle of Arran, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. It lies in a bay on the island's east coat, facing Holy Isle.


The name "Lamlash" dates back to an Irish monk called Las who, in c.590 spent some time in a cave on Holy Island. Las was more usually known as Molas, and the Gaelic name of Holy Island was, as a result, Eilean Molaise. This gradually evolved through Elmolaise and Lemolash to Lamlash, which is what Holy Island was called until early in the 19th Century. After that time the name was more normally attached to the village that grew up facing it.cite web
url =
title = Lamlash
date = n.d.
publisher = Undiscovered Scotland
accessdate = 2008-07-05

A nearby prehistoric ring of stones suggests a more ancient history. [cite web
url =
title = Lamlash
date = n.d.
publisher =
accessdate = 2008-07-05

Lamlash was peripherally involved in the 13th Century Battle of Largs.

The village was also the training place for Scottish 11 Commando during the early years of the Second World War.fact|date=July 2008


Lamlash is located in the southern half of the island, some three miles to the south of Brodick and five miles to the north of Whiting Bay. It is on the eastern side and sits on a bay facing the Holy Isle and the Firth of Clyde.


In common with the rest of the island the village's main industry is tourism. The only secondary school and only hospital in Arran are also located in Lamlash, as are local government offices.


According to Glasgow's Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Lamlash has a good natural harbour offering very good shelter. [cite web
url =
title = Places to Visit
date = n.d.
publisher = Dept of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Glasgow
accessdate = 2008-07-05
] It has accommodated the Royal Navy Home Fleet and Atlantic Fleet.fact|date=July 2008 Local campaigners hope to establish a Marine Protected Area in the bay. [cite web
url =
title = COAST
date = n.d.
publisher = Community of Arran Seabed Trust
accessdate = 2008-07-05


Lamlash has an RNLI Lifeboat station with a B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat, [cite web
url =
title = Lifeboat Station : Arran (Lamlash)
date = n.d.
publisher = RNLI
accessdate = 2008-07-05
] covering the inshore waters around the coast of Arran.

See also

* Arran High School


External links

* [ Village website]
* [ Golf Club]
* [ Lamlash history]
* [ Gazetteer 1882]
* [ View of Lamlash]
* [ Holy Island from Lamlash beach]
* [ Home Fleet off Lamlash]

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