Arran Online was originally developed as a community portal back in 2005.
With the arrival of Facebook, activity on the Arran Online website petered out, and the site was mothballed, though some functionality continued to run, such as the free island availability calendars for bed & breakfast and self-catering establishments.
Fast forward to today, and ArranOnline has been relaunched as the go-to website and companion App for information about where to stay, eat and shop on the Isle of Arran, along with information about all the best things to see and do during your visit.
As before, all islanders are able to add their listings free of charge to the website and companion App, and the App itself is free to download.
ArranOnline is run by a small but dedicated team:
With a media career dating back to 1969, Chris has been promoting Arran businesses since relocating to the island in 1997. On Arran, he has been involved with accommodation, catering, media, wellbeing and taxi businesses, and served on numerous committees. He is committed to promoting island produce and services and to ensuring visitors enjoy what Arran offers.
Building websites since 1996, Graeme has had a varied career in online development including a five year stint as the Web Manager for the Scottish Qualifications Authority, and heavily involved in building the award-winning Tesco Compare insurance comparison website. More recently, Graeme has partnered with Colin Abercrombie to build affordable websites and apps on their centralised Peroosh administration hub.
Colin has been involved with many high-end web design and development projects over his 10 years at Learning Teaching Scotland (now Education Scotland) and worked his way up to a senior front-end designer role, managing a team in the department. Prior to setting up Peroosh in 2017 with Graeme, Colin had built up a large portfolio of happy clients including NHS Scotland, Skills Development Scotland, Young Enterprise Scotland and Business for Scotland, while also having clients overseas in America and South Africa.
Including local businesses, places to stay, places to eat, things to see and do. Both website and companion app directs users to their destination using convenient maps and can allow ratings and reviews for all businesses! Island residents will be able to access local trades, while visitors will be able to book their accommodation directly with local hotels and B&Bs.
Isle of Arran