Isle of Arran

In Irish mythology, the Isle of Arran, situated in the Firth of Forth, Scotland, is usually identified with the paradisiacal island of Emhain Ebhlach (‘Emhain of the Apple Trees’), an island associated with the Irish Sea god Manannán mac Lir.

In his Vita Merlini, Geoffrey refers to Avalon as the Isle of Apples, and this would seem to suggest that his naming of the idyllic land was taken from earlier Celtic tradition.