The Impact of Covid-19 on the Arran Economy

New report shows Isle of Arran requires national support to combat ‘long-term scarring’ of Covid-19.

A new report commissioned by North Ayrshire Council, highlights the need for continued support to island communities which have been hit disproportionately by the economic impact of Covid-19.

The independent report by the Fraser of Allander Institute shows the significant contribution of Arran in economic terms – with Arran GVA (Gross Value Added) estimated to be over £77m in 2018. With a third of Arran’s economy reliant on the tourism and hospitality sector, the loss of visitors and reduced ferry capacity, the report warns that there could be “long-term scarring effects in the local labour market”.

Click below to download and view the full report’s findings.


Ferry Booking – Medical Appointments

June 29, 2020

Patient receives appointment either by telephone, letter or email for mainland medical appointment.

Patient goes on line to book ferry for appointment including return journey.

If patient is unable to book outward and return journey they contact local Calmac office to sort out.

If unable to do this, contact Arran Medical Group about it, the reception team will  pass to the Practice Manager who will contact the Port Manager.

Arran, Covid Recovery & Beyond Follow-on Survey

October 28, 2020

The ARG survey aims to canvas local opinion to strengthen the Arran community voice and help us understand the best way forward. You may also be aware that the Arran Development Trust is focussing on the need for more affordable housing on the island. The ADT would respectfully ask you, if you still agree, to ensure you highlight affordable housing as a priority within the survey(Q11).

The link to complete the Community Survey is here:

This is also available on the DiscoverArran website and through social media. The deadline is 30th of October and the survey will only take 5-10 mins to complete.