Shortening supply chains on Arran

Shortening supply chains on Arran

Name of organisation/business: 
£4,304.82 - Community Led local Development - Ayrshire Rural and Islands Ambition (ARIA) Main Fund Grant (2022/23)
Scottish Rural Development Programme priority: 
Supporting rural communities
Contact details: 
Phone: 01770 302043 Email: Postal Address: VisitArran, Unit 5 - Douglas Centre, Brodick, Isle of Arran KA27 8AU




VisitArran is Arran’s main business association. They identified that many Arran based businesses would like to be more ‘green’ but were unsure where to start. There was a gap in respect of where to go for support and guidance and so the idea of a dedicated Business Sustainability & Resilience Advisor (BSRA) evolved. 

Funded through Community Led Local development (CLLD), the BSRA supported businesses to work together and maximise local networks to facilitate small changes, which produced positive impacts.

In this case study, Katie Murchie of VisitArran shares details of the BSRA role, project development and the lessons learned here