ARRAN Sense of Scotland Partners with the Arran Trust to safeguard the future of the Isle of Arran

Kevin Meechan (CEO ARRAN Sense of Scotland) and Sheila Gilmore (CEO Arran Trust and VisitArran)

ONE of Scotland’s best-loved personal care and wellbeing brands, ARRAN Sense of Scotland (formerly Arran Aromatics), has announced a new partnership with the Arran Trust.

ARRAN recently launched its new Naturals Collection – an environmentally conscious range with wellbeing at its heart – and are donating 5% of all ARRAN Naturals sales from their Home Farm store on the Isle of Arran to the trust. This will work out at approximately £1 per bottle sold that will be given back for continued conservation of the brand’s island home.

The new collection includes three expressions, Calm, Mindful and Awaken, with the focus being on functional fragrance, offering both mental and emotional benefit alongside 100% natural fragrance. It’s sustainable with 100% recyclable packaging including aluminium bottles, recycled bottle tops and cardboard.

The Arran Trust is the Isle of Arran’s visitor gifting scheme and funds projects which look after the beautiful landscapes and environment, working alongside businesses and community groups to improve sustainable practices and safeguard the island’s future.

Since 2010 The Arran Trust has supported projects conserving, educating and revealing the stories of this special place. It is an independent Scottish Charity and relies on the support of friends and supporters to continue its work, which includes funding for conservation and environmental works, community projects and research into the impact of tourism along with solutions, sustainable tourism training and advice.

The Arran Trust was set up with five initial businesses on board and has steadily grown, with nearly forty businesses now on board. The beautiful island is very dependent on tourism, so it makes sense to preserve all the places that attract visitors in order to sustain its future.

Kevin Meechan, CEO of ARRAN Sense of Scotland said:
“We are delighted to be working with the Arran Trust to preserve everything that is special about our island home, the Isle of Arran, which is our inspiration and at the heart of our brand. Sustainability is a priority for our business and this partnership is another step in that journey. We will be donating £1 for every Naturals product sold through our Home Farm store to the Arran Trust, so that they can continue their amazing work across the island.”

A brand with corporate social responsibility at its core, ARRAN Sense of Scotland is no stranger to helping the wider community. Most recently in May 2022, it gifted hard working members of the NHS who were nominated by its employees with a ‘personal thank you from the people of ARRAN’.

The charity partnership with the Arran Trust is the latest move in a raft of measures the company has been introducing to reduce its environmental impact.

Alongside the aluminium packaging of the new ARRAN Naturals range, all of the company’s remaining 300ml bottles are now made using 100% PCR (post-consumer recycled) materials, eliminating the use of virgin plastics. Alongside this, the company’s online warehouse is now fully carbon neutral, and it has reduced packaging and zero plastic in all orders being placed on the web shop.

Continuing along the theme of reducing waste, all the company’s gift boxes are made with 80% recycled paper, which is fully recyclable or can be re-used as storage. The company has committed to ensuring that all ARRAN Sense of Scotland bottles will be made of 100% PCR (post-consumer recycled) material hence eliminating the use of virgin plastic by the end of 2022.

Find out more about ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s sustainable promise here: 

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