Runach Arainn

Luxury Glamping Yurts on The Isle of Arran, Scotland

Runach Arainn ('Secret or Beloved Arran' in Gaelic) is a small, intimate glamping (glamorous camping) site on the south end of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. We offer self-catering glamping accommodation in luxury yurts accompanied by private bathrooms. We are an ideal holiday destination for families and couples looking for a short break or a longer vacation. With our proper double beds, wood burning stoves, firepits and sofas we are definitely at the glamorous end of camping!
Our site is set in a small orchard near the village of Kilmory where we have three Scottish made yurts. Each yurt comes fully equipped with all you will need for your holiday including bedding, towels, crockery and cooking utensils. Two yurts can sleep up to six people and the third can accommodate up to four people. Each is ideal for a romantic break or as a base for an adventurous family holiday. In addition we provide free site-wide WiFi.
For more details about the accommodation please see Our Yurts, or to enquire about prices and availability go to Bookings. To find out more about us and Runach Arainn go to About Us. Or find out what's been going on recently via our Facebook page at Runach Arainn Facebook
For different viewpoints, we hosted a young Scottish artist, Ellis O'Connor, during her stay on Arran. Read her account of her trip at Glamping on Arran.


Availability and Booking of our Yurts

To plan your self-catering glamping break with us and secure your booking please select your preferred dates and party size using the calendar below to see your yurt options and the price for your dates. Our Yurts are available February to November inclusive and prices start from £85 per night per yurt.

Latest Blog Posts

Foraging & Making Fruit Liqueurs
- posted 2nd September 2023

Autumn is a great time for picking fruit and foraging. There’s lots to make with gathered fruit, from pies to crumbles, jams to jellies, but one fun way to use the fruit is to make you own liqueurs.
This year has been a really good year for hedgerow fruit and we’re making sloe gin, blackberry brandy, crab apple whisky and a mixed hedgerow brandy with crab apples, blackberries and hawthorn berries.
The basic process is to mix the fruit with your chosen spirit and a small amount of sugar in a large jar with a lid, shake regularly and infuse for 2-3 months. Then, strain and add more sugar to taste, bottle in sterile bottles, label and enjoy! Lots of recipes are available on line and it is good to experiment to find your favourite.
Fun to make and great for gifts and a warming winter tipple – give it a go this autumn.
NOTE check you know what fruit you are picking to ensure it is edible and wash before use.
#foraging #fruitliqueur #makeyourown

Take a break from tech
- posted 15th July 2023

Explore new horizons and relax on a beautiful beach. Here on Arran our local beach (just 15 mins walk away) has the most amazing views, looking across to mainland Scotland, Ailsa Craig, the Kintyre Peninsula and on a clear day over to Northern Ireland. Great for swimming, playing beach games on the sand or just relaxing and enjoying the view.
Ailsa Craig, for those who don’t know, is a volcanic island about 10 miles off the south coast of Arran, now cared for by the RSPB as a home for seas birds, including gannets and puffins. In between Scotland and Ireland, it has been called Paddy’s Milestone, is the inspiration in cultural history including legends and a John Keats poem and today is the source of the granite used in curling stones!
#ailsacraig #rspb #johnkeats #curling

Nature Based Solutions
- posted 1st May 2023

Choose a green holiday and there’s no need to compromise on comfort.
With climate change and biodiversity loss worrying us all, make a positive change and choose a green holiday, where sustainability is built in and nature and wildlife is valued. Enjoy our wild flower meadow, woodland walks, beautiful beaches and wildlife all around, from red squirrels and amazing birds to seals and seas birds galore.
Here alongside our green glamping site, we have a food forest and tours are available if you would like to learn more about sustainable solutions, regenerative agriculture and permaculture.
With luxury and relaxation built in too, you can have a refreshing break, enjoy a private bathroom, crisp cotton bed linen, fabulous facilities and your own fire pit to sit around on an evening with a drink for some star gazing.
#forestgardening #greentourism #naturebasedsolutions

About The Isle of Arran, Scotland

Activities & Adventure

Arran boasts activities for all tastes. To the north you can walk in the mountains of the Goatfell range. In the south you can bike around forest tracks, or walk along miles of peacful beaches or visit cascading waterfalls. You can get out onto the sea by kayak or join a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) tour. If your preference is for something calmer Arran hosts seven golf courses - each with stunning views. Find out more about activities on Arran...

Eating Out & Shopping

There are numerous restaurants and cafes all around the island and whether you are looking for a romantic meal for two or a pub lunch for six there will be somewhere to cater for your needs! Similarly you will find the opportunity to shop all across the island. Find out more about shops and eateries...


Arran boast all of Scotland's Big 5 - the red squirrel, the red deer, the harbour seal, the otter and the golden eagle - as well as a host of other beautiful and rare plants and animals. Find out more about Arran's wildlife..

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