About Us

The Arran Community Land Initiative (‘ACLI’) was established in 2012 as a Scottish Charitable Incorpoarated Organisation (SCIO) to purchase an 80acre area of disused farmland above Whiting Bay on Arran. The charity’s main objectives-as per our constitution-are to foster participation in land-based education, recreation and sport. 

In addition to a community garden, allotments, polytunnels and apiary we run an extensive tree planting programme and have constructed paths for all to enjoy the wider site.

The Benefits of a Community Space

Build a sense of community

Get active & improve physical and mental health

Educate about gardening, nature & cooking



Nick Burgess - Chair

Jo Godwin - Treasurer

Jill Wilkinson - Membership Secretary

Rob Cowieson - Secretary

Jim Parks - Trustee