This category on the Stories From a Scottish Island website highlights business people and the businesses that are active on the island of Arran.
Caledonian MacBrayne’s Man From Iran To Arran It’s fair to say that Caledonian MacBrayne, or Calmac as it’s commonly referred to is a huge part of island life. The ferries that dock in Arran from the mainland of Scotland not only bring visitors which has a huge positive economic impact, but also crucial supplies that
Japanese Design & Arran Potter Simon Thorburn Can there be anything more hypnotic than watching a potter at work at the potter’s wheel? Simon Thorburn has been working as a potter since the 1980’s on Arran. His work is known around the world. Not only due to his incredible artistry, but also the phenomenal interest
Keeping Arran’s Baking Tradition Alive and Kicking Although not originally from Arran, Lindsay Keir has spent decades on the island bringing up a family and building a business that is known not only in Arran and across Scotland, but also in Europe. The company also exports their delicious oatcakes and baking goods to as far
Entrepreneurial Spirit With Scotland’s Larder Alastair Dobson is Arran through and through having actually been born on the island he left at aged sixteen only to return and continue the work of his parents building up their milk and dairy business. Alastair was one of the driving forces being the formation of “Taste of Arran”,
Business, Human Rights and Suzanne Vega Fred Shortland lives in Lochranza, one of the most beautiful parts of the island of Arran. Having visited the Holy Isle just off Arran, Fred and his wife then looked at Arran as a potential place to retire. Although “retired” Fred is still very busy with his business which he