I'm from the Isle of Arran, an Island in the Firth of Clyde just west of Glasgow and picked up the following book on the Ferry one day:
It's great and has lots of legends of Elves, fairies, ring stones, standing stones along with stories from older residents about LM's they have encountered, funnily enough before the days of wi-fi and mobile phones!! There's even a fairy Glen on the island!!
I'd recommend talking to older relatives about any strange incidents they may recall and other books on the subject of myths and legends, especially Realm of the Ring Lords by Laurence Gardner:
Along the way, the reader meets a vast assortment of vital cultural influences, from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and the Arthurian romances to Robin Hood himself, from the elves, fairies, pixies, leprechauns, sprites, gnomes, and goblins of the world of the Elphame to Spencer's The Faerie Queen, from the Dragon Queens of ancient Mesopotamia to the symbolism of the Tarot. and even from the ring cycle of Norse mythology to the origins of the modern werewolf.
It's a fascinating journey, and the book shows in great detail how all of these cultural icons are based in fact on the Shining Ones -- the Messianic or Grail bloodline of the Anunnaki dating back to ancient Sumer, a bloodline that has been thoroughly explicated in his two previous books, Bloodline of the Holy Grail and Genesis of the Grail Kings.
The Guide to Mysterious Arran (John Billingsley – Northern Earth)
This little book, one of several by the prolific Geoff Holder, encapsulates Scotland’s Isle of Arran in a typical neo-antiquarian perspective. Arranged into geographical areas, the likes of you and me would find this a great help on any visit to the island, with its collection of prehistory, folklore, supernatural phenomena, modern liminal art and related forteana. Lovers of fairylore are particularly well served. Readable and entertaining, and well illustrated with photographs, my main criticism would be that the only map, of the whole island, is small and unscaled.
The Guide to Mysterious Arran (Paranormal Magazine)
One of the most accessible and beautiful islands off the west coast of Scotland, it is no surprise to discover that Arran is also one of the most enigmatic. This guide to a mysterious corner of Scotland is a much more satisfying production than Milne’s: packed with photographs and boasting a handy bibliography and useful index. It is one of an ongoing series by Tempus.
Holder has done a superb job of plumbing the depths of Arran’s mysteries. He divides the island into sections and presents for each a dense body of detailed accounts of antiquities, legends, folklore, paranormal phenomena – and the just plain quirky.
The quality of his research is outstanding and his enthusiasm for his varied subjects shines out on every page, whether he’s discussing a stone circle, a fairy legend, an old shipwreck or a headless ghost.
On many occasions over the years, I have considered visiting Arran – now I feel I must.