Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Holy Island, off Arran, attracts visitors to its Centre for World Peace and Health at which Tibetan Buddhist traditions are practised and encouraged. Activities on the island have not always been so serene - for the naval anchorages used in the First World War can still be observed because the large mooring buoys have survived for a century. At one time it was considered a feat of strength and endurance for young men to swim the short, but treacherous, distance from Kings Cross Point to the jetty at the south of the island. A practice not to be encouraged.
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