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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.

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