The economy of Arran is heavily weighted towards micro-businesses with less than 5 employees.
These businesses make up 56% of Arran’s total business number.

WORKING ON ARRAN

Businesses on Arran are more outward looking than businesses in mainland North Ayrshire. With 66% of Arran businesses measuring they had sold goods or services to other UK countries compared to a Scottish average of 44%.
When it comes to exporting out with the UK, 49% of Arran businesses had traded overseas compared to 16% across Scotland as a whole.

Business Innovation

 According to a recent business survey, Arran businesses are more innovative than their mainland counterparts with over double the Scottish average of businesses having undertaken a major re-engineering or developmental innovation in the last three years.

BUSINESS ON ARRAN

Having Your Own Business

Businesses on Arran are more outward looking than businesses in mainland North Ayrshire. With 66% of Arran businesses measuring they had sold goods or services to other UK countries compared to a Scottish average of 44%. When it comes to exporting out with the UK, 49% of Arran businesses had traded overseas compared to 16% across Scotland as a whole.

Arran is home to many successful businesses across a wide range of sectors.  

Business Gateway Arran & Cumbrae supports existing businesses on the island,  helping them to grow and also works with individuals interested in starting a business. For more details visit the Business Gateway website.

WORKING ON ARRAN

Employment

There are many full/part-time and seasonal job opportunities on Arran which feature within the main sectors of Education, Health & Social Care, Hospitality, Construction and Leisure Services.
For further details please see the Jobs area of this website for contact details.

A list of some of the current vacancies available on the island can be found on the Jobs Board. 

 

CONNECTED ARRAN

Digital Infrastructure
90% of Arran has access to Superfast Broadband and there has been a 43% take up of the technology so far. There is also 4G connectivity in Brodick and Lamlash with further upgrades planned over the next year (3G in most of the rest of the island).
Whitespace technology is also available (satellite) in various areas of Arran where the topography is more challenging and connection is available through Arran Broadband, a new company specifically set up by islanders to ensure as many residents as possible have access.
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