Arran Art Gallery is for people from all over the world that have an affinity with the beautiful Isle of Arran.

Whiting Bay Beach Sculpture Challenge!

Whiting Bay has a wide sandy beach at low tide and the pressure is on to create a masterpiece before the tide turns! 

The beach turns into a hive of activity with many teams competing for the winner's trophy.  The competition is sponsored by Arran Art Gallery and judged by renowned sculptor, Tim Pomeroy.  The trophy was made by Tim, part of a relic of the old pier which was used by the Clyde steamers until around 1957.  The old pier no longer exists but some residents will remember the hustle and bustle of the steamers arriving and departing throughout the summer months.  

The grand prize giving ceremony is hosted by the gallery owner, Nick Giles, who presents the certificates and Arran Art Gallery Gift Vouchers to the winners.  

Whiting Bay Fun Week is a popular community event held in July with visitors and locals participating and competing in the annual activities which usually include:-


Whiting Bay Memories Cafe
Raft Race & Crowning of Bay Queen
Bowling Competition
Teddy Bears Picnic Putting Green
Car Treasure Hunt
COAST Beach Scramble
Beach Sculpture Competition & BBQ
Mini Beach Olympics
Family Bingo Evening
Putting Competition
Family Fun Run with Fancy Dress
Duck Derby, Sandbraes followed by Family Relay Race

Photography by Andy Surridge

  • Winners Cropped 1
  • Tim Trophy
  • Swan
  • Horse
  • Octopus
  • Dino

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