Dubbed "Scotland in miniature", Arran would seem to contain all that we most like to celebrate about the nation as a whole – from the granite heights of Goat Fell to the island's sandy beaches by way of its history, wildlife, golfing and whisky.
Dubbed \"Scotland in miniature\", Arran would seem to contain all that we most like to celebrate about the nation as a whole – from the granite heights of Goat Fell to the island's sandy beaches by way of its history, wildlife, golfing and whisky.
HAVEN-SCENT: Arran may appear idyllic to the visitor, but it suffers from problems that affect other parts of rural Scotland, including a lack of affordable housing for rent. Picture: Colin Mearns
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Laurence Wareing on an Arran scheme to sell empty properties to fund social housing
But to that tourist-friendly list of attractions need to be added other, less desirable features. They include a chronic shortage of affordable homes, a problem that Arran shares with the rest of the country and which is a contributing factor to homelessness in rural and urban communities right across Scotland.
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