• arran access trust
  • group talk

RECENT

  • Glen Sannox Path

    ACTIVITY One of the first projects to receive funding from the Arran Trust was Arran Access Trust's upgrading work to the final stretch of the Glen Sannox path which had fallen into disrepair. The path starts from the roadside in Sannox village and runs all…
  • EAS MOR

    ACTIVITY This is a lovely waterfall walk which is accessible for all the family. The project revolves around sustainable ecological practices enabling volunteers to create access facilities and participate in woodland conservation. OUTCOME The project…
  • Share Arran Roads Safely

    ACTIVITY The Arran Trust was pleased to support this campaign to reduce cycle and other accidents on Arran by encouraging local and visiting drivers and cyclists to respect other road users and share the roads safely. The project was initiated by Scottish…
  • Roots of Arran Community Woodland

    ACTIVITY Lag a Bheith pathway south of Brodick and visable (and accessible) from the Brodick/Lamlash road benefitted from Arran Trust funding. OUTCOME The pathway involved a number of volunteers from around Arran and made a large area of woodland more…
  • Old Clachan Church

    ACTIVITY This was the Arran Trust's first heritage project and involved sealing and capping the walls of one of the oldest recorded preaching houses on Arran and erecting memorial boards. The white sandstone and interpretation boards offer visitors the…
  • BLACK GROUSE IMAGE - copyright rspb.org.uk

    Arran Black Grouse ReIntroduction programme

    ACTIVITY The Arran Black Grouse Re-Introduction Programme received money from Arran Trust to support a breeding programme reintroducing black grouse on Arran. OUTCOME Arran Trust helped establish this hand reared breeding programme and once the group have…
  • Scottish Black Bee Reintroduction

    ACTIVITY The plan is to introduce an intensive breeding programme for the Scottish Black Bee. Bees are essential for the ecological feel-being of the island - their cross pollination supports biodiversity and the Arran Trust feels this is a very worthwhile…
  • Brodick School's plastic bottle greenhouse

    ACTIVITY The pupil council at Brodick School decided they wanted to build a plastic bottle greenhouse that would enable them to grow their own fruit and vegetables! No chemicals will be used in this process - and parents have been drafted in to assist with…
  • arran yacht club

    ARRAN YACHT CLUB DEVELOPMENTS

    ACTIVITY The Arran Trust is supporting Arran Yacht Club in it's proposal for the regeneration and development of the facilities offered. SportScotland are also involved in this project which will replace exisiting clubhouse with a single storey buiding…
  • ARRAN MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL - MOUNTAIN LEADERS

    ACTIVITY The Trust is delighted to be supporting Arran Mountain Festival who are aiming to get three new Mountain Leaders for the island. This will increase the pool of people able to take groups of walkers on guided walks into the Arran mountains OUTCOME By…
  • Lamlash Improvements take on Clearances monument

    ACTIVITY The Clearances Monumnet sited in the centre of Lamlash is historically significant. The site represents the 300 Arran people who were sent to Megantic County back in 1829-1840 as part of the Arran Clearances, where people were moved from crofts to…
  • Restoration and Development of Sannox former Congregational Church

    ACTIVITY There are fabulous plans to develop the old Sannox Congregational Church. This includes restoring the buildings, new developments including heritage interpretation display, and enabling the area to becomea non denominational place of worship and…
  • DIPPEN CAR PARK

    ACTIVITY This is a joint project with Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS), looking to create a carpark with picnic tables at Dippen at end of trail leading to forest road This Carpark will offer opportunity for visitors & locals to enjoy views over Pladda to…
  • Arran bird Atlas

    ACTIVITY Arran Natural History Society approached the Arran Trust for financial support for the publication of an Arran Bird Atlas. This book will describe the mapping of the birds of Arran for the first time. Over 36,000 records on 177 species were collected…
  • ARRAN THEATRE & ARTS TRUST - THEY SANG THE SAME SONG

    ACTIVITY The project aims to increase the involvement of our local schoolchildren (5-11 year olds) in the island's nature and landscapes by raising their awareness of the diverse habitats and species to be found here. Under expert guidance from NTS…
  • ARRAN COASTAL PATH

    ACTIVITY The Arran Trust was delighted to recently award £3000 to the Arran Access Trust towards the development of the Arran Coastal Way. This fantastic project will bring the Arran Coastal Way up to the standard required to achieve Scotlands’ Great Trails…
  • FAIRY DELL PATH

    ACTIVITY The Fairy Dell path joins up with the Arran Coastal way to create a popular cirular route. However the path itself was very overgrown and in need of repair. The Arran Trust is delighted to offer support to Lochranza and Catacol Village Committee who…
  • Arran Healthy Outdoors Tree Nursery

    ACTIVITY Arran Healthy Outdoors volunteers meet up weekly, working together to assist in the care and maintenance of the NTS’s most iconic country park at Brodick. All the activities, like vegetation clearing, help improve the fitness (both physical and…
  • Arran High School Mountain Bike Club

    ACTIVITY Arran High School wishes to introduce MTB into the curriculum but needs skills trails with which to do so. At present the island does not have much in the way of facilities or MTB specific trails with which to compete with the more established and…
  • Arran Access Walking Leaflets

    Activity The popular Arran Access Trust booklet “Access on Arran” has been produced for some ten years and the Arran Access Trust now require a further supply of 5,000 to meet expected demand this coming spring and summer. This publication gives an excellent…
  • COAST Mobile marine interpretation vehicle

    ACTIVITY COAST already works closely with the Arran community, local schools and visitors to Arran and this project is designed to engage those audiences further, helping them realise what fascinating sights lie along our shore and under our coastal waters…
  • High Corrie to Goatfell footpath

    ACTIVITY By upgrading this stretch of footpath, we intend to stop further deterioration of this important and well used route, resulting in better walker experience and reduced damage and impact on the surrounding landscape. Funding from Arran Trust will…
  • Kildonan Hall Access

    ACTIVITY Kildonan Hall continues its 100yr celebrations with improved access and installation of a fully accessible toilet. The Arran Trust were delighted to visit Kildonan Hall last week to present a cheque for £5000 to the Hall Committee. This grant was…
  • Arran Coastal Rowing

    ACTIVITY Rowing in coastal skiffs has seen a dramatic rise around Scotland in recent years and around Arran there are already a significant number of clubs rowing both for pleasure and in competition. Arran Junior Sailing currently teaches sailing to the…
  • Whiting Bay John Muir Group

    ACTIVITY The project is founded upon the principles of the John Muir Award: discover, explore, conserve and share wilderness places and by working on this project pupils of P6/7 will: Engender within young people a love and connection with Arran’s Wild…
  • Goatfell Gate

    ACTIVITY The gate in the deer fence on the main Goatfell path is no longer shutting properly despite many repairs & so is not deer-proof. This is part of the cross-island deer fence so it is important it remains deer-proof. Since this gate gets a lot of use,…
  • Carn Ban Path

    ACTIVITY Carn Ban is a scheduled ancient monument in the care of Historic Scotland and is a ‘Clyde’ cairn, a type of long cairn unique to the Clyde and south-west Scotland. The path to it has been difficult due to windblow or clearfelling for many years.…
  • Arran Coastal Way - Cordon to Kingscross

    ACTIVITY The Arran Access Trust aims to provide, maintain and improve access opportunities on Arran, which will allow both visitors and residents to enjoy access on Arran, whilst avoiding damage to the environment At present the stunning section of coastline…
  • Duke of Edinburgh Kayaking and Seabird Survey

    ACTIVITY Six young people are attemtping to circumnavigate the island in kayaks over 2 x 3 days in June/July 2016. In those times they will complete a practice and an assessed kayak expedition. They will also complete a survey of seabirds in their breeding…
  • The Parks Disc Golf Course

    ACTIVITY There is a community will to create a disc golf course on Arran. Nine businesses have agreed to sponsor holes and kind permission from Lady Jean Fforde, Arran Estates, NAC, Arran Sports Association and The Ormidale Hotel has been granted for the use…
  • Isle of Arran Heritage Museum

    ACTIVITY The Isle of Arran's Heritage Museums archive and store room have reached the stage where they urgently need to expand to enable them to continue to recieve artefacts, identify and collect items which have a definable connection with the islands…
  • Arran Land Community Orchard

    ACTIVITY Arran Community Land Initiative are planning to create a community orchard and memorial tree garden, planted with Arran Whitebeams on a disused piece of farmland. This will result in the landscape becoming more attractive, local fruit being produced,…
  • Roots of Arran Community Woodland

    ACTIVITY A 2 km path is needed to access the North-East side of the side which is still impenetrable on foot due to clearfell debris, deadwood and deep holes/bogs Opening up this part of the site will form a large loop which would mean we could continue to…
  • Virtual Hive and Childrens Beesuits

    ACTIVITY To place a virtual bee-hive with all other beehive parts at the Arran Bee Group's apiary at the Brodick castle Ranger Centre tree nursery and to be able to have 2 suits for children and gloves available for practical experience in actual hives. This…
  • BRODICK BEACH GROYNES

    ACTIVITY The beach is in a state of disrepair, and the Brodick Improvements Committee (BIC) have been working to reinstate this iconic setting for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. The project involves the community of Brodick, who have been most…
  • Operation Knotweed

    ACTIVITY The Arran Team Knotweed Busters and Lamlash Improvements hope to eradicate Japanese Knotweed from Cordon to Clauchlands Point, Lamlash using the stem injection method which has proven to be more succesful than spraying. The group are very grateful to…
  • String Road Waterfall

    ACTIVITYThis waterfall was historically a very popular spot with a lay-by to allow visitors and locals, who to stop and admire the scenery and take pictures etc. Unfortunately it has become overgrown and requires clearing to open up the site. Shiskine Valley…
  • Isle of Arran Geopark Development

    ACTIVITYSetting up of a Geopark on Arran which would not only celebrate the fantastic geology that our island boasts but also to stimulate tourism, bringing economic benefits for island based businesses and service providers. Our overall aim of increasing…
  • Preachers Cave Walk Blackwaterfoot

     ACTIVITY To develop access to and from Preachers’ Cave, and to keep access on one pathway, thereby protecting the wider environment, eg seabirds nesting,bog plants, etc. A group of local people have have been trained by the Arran Coastal Way's Footpath Team,…
  • COMMUNITY OF ARRAN SEABED TRUST (COAST)

    ACTIVITYTo purchase interpetation panels and travelling resources as well as online information, with the aim of informing, engaging and exciting residents and visitors alike. This will help to improve ocean literacy and stewardship as well as public…
  • eXXpedition Round Britain

    ACTIVITY eXXpedition Round Britain is a 30 day circumnavigation of the British Isles, researching the presence of plastics, microplastics and toxics in the seas around Britain. We sail from Plymouth and into all four UK capital cities, as well as Lamlash Bay…
  • 21st Ayrshire Cub Scouts Lend a Hand on Arran

    ACTIVITY The cubs will work with the Rangers up at NTS Brodick Castle in cutting back Rhododendron bushes and clear the undergrowth. This will in turn allow the regeneration of the flora and fauna. The cubs will also carry out other work if and as required by…
  • Lochranza Pontoon

    ACTIVITYLochranza and Catacol Sea Society will replace original (and worn) hinges to the main pontoon with new connectionsOUTCOMEThe Lochranza Pontoon has become an established asset to the Island as a whole and the village in particular. The help from the…
  • Eco Savvy, Water Refills and an Arran Green Welcome

    ACTIVITYTo convert a winning schools competition design, to a printed clear vinyl A5 window sticker, which shows where water bottles can be refilled. The stickers will be displayed around Arran by all participating businesses, local communities, public…
The Arran Trust
Visit Arran
The Pier
Brodick, Isle of Arran
KA27 8AU
Tel: 01770 302043
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registered Charity No. 392051 | Charitable Trust SCO42312

© 2019 The Arran Trust. All Rights Reserved
ARRAN TRUST LOGO

Designed on the Isle of Arran by Eyespace Digital