On Arran this weekend, with my bike. Drove up on Friday night, stayed at the new hotel next to Kilmarnock FC, and caught the ferry over to Arran on Saturday morning. I was intending to cycle the 60 miles around the coast of the island, but only got half way around when I started to realise that it wasn’t going to happen (held up by some appalling wind and rain), so I cut across the top of the island and back down into Brodick. Luckily the weather has better in the afternoon and I got to the hotel at about six.

The Belvedere hotel was, um, interesting – it doubles as an alternative therapy centre. Had dinner with the proprietors and a guest who was into colourpuncture. Lawks.