Services

All you need

The island of Arran has everything you will possibly need during your stay with us. Here's a note of some essentials for visitors and residents.

Estate Agents

Arran Estate Agents is the longest established estate agent on the Isle of Arran and has been owned and run by Bob Brass since 1990. Complimented by a friendly team of highly experienced professionals who live and work on the island, their wealth of local knowledge, coupled with an extremely friendly approach, ensures clients receive the very best advice and support at all times.

News

Arran Banner is our local paper and the best way to find out what’s going on around the island. You can subscribe online or buy a copy each Friday.

Laundry

The Old Post Office at Brodick for all your washing needs! Catering for all your laundry needs The Old Post Office offers offer great service and also a collection and drop off service if you can't make it through to Brodick on any given week. Pick up and drop off times are listed on their Facebook page - Tuesday - Blackwaterfoot/Shiskine/Machrie/Pirnmill; Wednesday - Lamlash/Whiting Bay; Thursday - Kildonan/Kilmory; Friday - Corrie/Sannox/Lochranza/Cataco

Left Luggage

The Old Post Office also manages Left Luggage. Want to enjoy the last, or first, day of your holiday before heading to or after getting off the boat? But can't because "somebody" needed to bring their golf clubs or vanity case ... Well last, or first, day saved..., because now you can come and drop them off until you are ready to leave or indeed start your adventures.

Garages

Bay Garage Whiting Bay situated at Sandbraes next to Bay Kitchen & Stores.

Blackwaterfoot Garage – situated as you enter the village opposite Blackwaterfoot Lodge.

Petrol

Pier Garage, Brodick right at Brodick Pier

Bay Garage Whiting Bay – at Sandbraes

Blackwaterfoot Garage – as you enter from the String.

Car Hire

Arran Rent-a-Car – situated at Brodick pier, so handy for pick-up and drop-off. Best to always book in advance

 

Taxis

Arran Taxi – a variety of vehicles, disabled access taxi, private hires and 9-seater mini-buses.

Vet

Arran Vets is a very mixed veterinary practice, committed to providing a caring, personal and up to date veterinary service for all creatures great and small on the Isle of Arran. With a surgery in the centre of Brodick Arran Vets are as central as is possible for the whole island and close to the ferry terminal.

Haulage

Arran Haulage Services offers a First-class Haulage Service to and from Arran. We are also the largest suppliers of Building Materials, Coal and Animal Feed on the Island as well as the main distributor of Calor Gas.

Radio

Arran Sound – this is Arran’s own community radio station.

Construction

Armitage Groundworks - The company was started in 1994 offering builders, public/private sector businesses and services in civil engineering projects, foundations, drainage and concreting.  Over the years Armitage has developed services which now include house builds and renovations, providing a strong and successful portfolio of new build projects ranging from individual houses to medical centres.

Quirky Island Fact

#3 - Arran has eight schools in total
There are seven primary schools around Arran, in Brodick, Lamlash, Whiting Bay, Kilmory, Shiskine, Pirnmill and Corrie. All feed in to one secondary school in Lamlash (Arran High). There’s also an Argyll College in the same campus as the high school, and this is part of the University of the Highlands & Islands, so islanders can study to degree level without ever leaving Arran!

Quirky Island Fact

#3 - Arran has eight schools in total
There are seven primary schools around Arran, in Brodick, Lamlash, Whiting Bay, Kilmory, Shiskine, Pirnmill and Corrie. All feed in to one secondary school in Lamlash (Arran High). There’s also an Argyll College in the same campus as the high school, and this is part of the University of the Highlands & Islands, so islanders can study to degree level without ever leaving Arran!

Quirky Island Fact

#3 - Arran has eight schools in total
There are seven primary schools around Arran, in Brodick, Lamlash, Whiting Bay, Kilmory, Shiskine, Pirnmill and Corrie. All feed in to one secondary school in Lamlash (Arran High). There’s also an Argyll College in the same campus as the high school, and this is part of the University of the Highlands & Islands, so islanders can study to degree level without ever leaving Arran!