We will be traveling from Larne,Ireland to Cairnryan,Scotland on the 31st of August, arriving about 12:30. Our original plan was to drive to Ardrossan and take the 3:15 ferry over to Brodick and stay either in Brodick or Lochranza for the night of August 31st before heading over to Kintyre and on to Oban. I've not heard back from email requesting booking information (Arran) for the night, and I'm now wondering if it would be reasonable to expect to find accommendation on Arran on a Saturday night at the end of August. What about finding some place to stay near Troon or Irvine without a booking?
In short, do we need to book in advance for a Saturday night stay(Aug.31st) on Arran or likewise for a place near Ayr/Troon/Irvine? Thanks.