One of the authors of the Arran iPhone App on Brodick beach, learning to love Arran at the age of 3.
Before ‘elf ‘n’ safety’, getting the boat to and from Arran was a casual affair.
My cousin came to visit and we saw her off at the pier. The gangplank to the boat is in the background – held together with ropes. No hi-vis jackets to be seen.