About Us

We brought our family to the Isle of Arran in Easter 2013 - just as the biggest snow storms in a generation hit the island leaving us without power for a week! Luckily we were moving into a semi-derilict house - so we weren't expecting much in the way of facilities. Having got the renovations to the former manse (rectory) well under way we have turned our attention to the adjoining paddocks and the creation of the Runach Arrain glamping site.
 
We have located the site on former glebe lands that used to belong to the parish of Kilmory. The site is adjacent to the former manse which dates from the mid 1600s and is reputed to be the oldest inhabited manse in Scotland.
 
Development of the Yurt glamping site started in the Spring of 2015 and the site opened in November 2015. We currently provide three Yurts and hope to grow the site over time to encompass up to five Yurts. The Yurts are built for us by Paul at Highland Yurts.
 
We also hope to develop some of the land into a forest garden as part of a permaculture site (Permaculture Association).
 
The site is very peaceful with views over Kilmory woods. Buzzards, swallows and bats are regular visitors along with our own chickens, ducks, geese and honey bees.

Finding Us

Runach Arainn is on South end of the Isle of Arran. The Isle of Arran sits in the Firth of Clyde to the West of Glasgow. It is accessed via ferry from the port of Ardrossan in North Ayrshire. For details of the ferry see Calmac Ferries

The ferry berths in the port of Brodick, where you can pick up supplies in the local Co-op. We are 18 miles (35 minutes drive) from the ferry port. Follow the coast road South around the Island. As you enter the village of Kilmory you will see the Creamery on your left, take the next right turn and follow the road to the Church - Runach Arainn is just beyond the Church.