Arran or the Isle of Arran is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and with an area of 432 square kilometers, it is the seventh largest Scottish island. Arran has around 4629 residents. Its main industry is tourism.

There is a huge diversity of wildlife and it has been described as a geologist’s paradise due to its divided landscape of highland and lowland areas.

The main villages on Arran include Lochranza, Brodick, Lamlash, Whiting Bay, Blackwaterfoot and Corrie.

Download our Arran Infographic here

If you would like to find out more about Arran our key facts page might help.

If you live on Arran and would like to become involved our Locality partnership might interest you. Alternatively, you may be interested in joining your local Community Council.

Local funding may be available through Grant Applications.

A joint Locality Partnership, bringing together the Community Planning and Health and Social Care Partnership arrangements, has been established on Arran. This new approach will be piloted for 12 months. This will create the first such arrangement in Scotland. For further details please see the attached report

2021 Locality Partnership Meetings:

  • 10 March 2021 – 2.00 – 4.00 pm on Microsoft Teams
  • 17 June 2021 – 4.45 – 6.45 pm on Microsoft Teams
  • 16 September 2021 – 4.45 – 6.45 pm on Microsoft Teams
  • 1 December 2021 – 5.00 – 7.00 pm on Microsoft Teams

Community News

Available Funding – August 2021

£50m for the UK's Grassroot Football Pitches in 2022 Funding is to be made available to enable the delivery of more football pitches and facilities in UK communities.   The UK Government has announced an [...]

August 2nd, 2021|

Free Bus Travel for Under 22s

All residents in Scotland under the age of 22 will be eligible for free bus travel from 31 January 2022. The Scottish Government has confirmed the timetable for the roll out of the scheme, delivered in partnership with the Improvement [...]

July 29th, 2021|

Community Ownership Fund

The UK Government have launched the Community Ownership Fund. This is available to community and voluntary organisations to support sustainable community ownership of assets, amenities and facilities which are at risk of being lost. You [...]

July 20th, 2021|

Virtual Job Fair

    CEIS  Ayrshire are hosting a Virtual Jobs Fair on Wednesday 21st July 2021 from 2pm to 4pm. This will be hosted on their Facebook page (link below) with videos from employers who are [...]

July 7th, 2021|

Local Place Plan Workshops

Community representatives and Community Planning partners came together over two workshops in May and June to consider Local Place Plans. What are they? How might they work in North Ayrshire? Find the presentations and workshops [...]

June 15th, 2021|

Locality Members

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