Mystery surrounds the death of a man whose body was discovered on the Isle of Arran
The body of a man was found on the Isle of Arran, a remote Scottish island, on Thursday morning. The police have launched an investigation into the “unexplained” death and are appealing for witnesses.
The man, who has not been identified yet, was discovered near the shore at Pirnmill, a small village on the north-west coast of the island, around 8.30am. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The police have cordoned off the area and are conducting inquiries to establish the circumstances of the death. They are also trying to trace the man’s relatives and anyone who may have seen him before he died.
Isle of Arran is a popular tourist destination with a population of around 5,000
The Isle of Arran, also known as Scotland in Miniature, is a popular tourist destination that attracts visitors for its scenic beauty, wildlife, and heritage. It is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and has a population of around 5,000.
The island has a diverse landscape, ranging from mountains and glens to beaches and forests. It is home to various species of birds, mammals, and plants, as well as historical sites such as Brodick Castle, Machrie Moor Stone Circles, and Lochranza Distillery.
The island is accessible by ferry from Ardrossan on the mainland or from Claonaig on the Kintyre peninsula. It also has a small airport near Brodick, the main town and ferry port.
Police urge anyone with information to come forward
The police are keen to hear from anyone who may have information about the man’s death or his movements before he was found. They are especially interested in anyone who may have seen him on the ferry or on the island.
Detective Inspector Sharon MacGregor, of Ayrshire CID, said: “We are working to establish the identity of the man and the circumstances surrounding his death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.
“We are appealing for anyone who may have seen him on the ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick, which departed at 7am on Thursday, or on the island itself, to get in touch with us.
“Anyone who may have dash-cam footage or CCTV footage that could assist our investigation is also asked to contact us.”
Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident number 0663 of December 15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.