Lochranza Campsite - We're Green

We are green


Lochranza Campsite received a Green Tourism Gold Award in 2017, and we know that you care as much about Arran as we do. To protect the island’s beauty and precious biodiversity, here’s what we can all do:

  • Be mindful of water and electricity usage
  • Consider parking up and using the buses. Take a look at Rail and Sail with Calmac Ferries (www.calmac.co.uk/railandsail/arran) to enjoy a relaxing holiday using rail, sail and island bus
  • Place unwrapped food waste in the green cone biodigesters
  • Place recycling in the blue bin
  • Minimise general waste in the grey bin by avoiding buying packaged food if possible (it has to be shipped off the island)
  • Leave in-date food in Basecamp (orange box) for others to benefit
  • Take home for disposal large unwanted items you don’t want e.g. tents. If the item is in good condition, please donate to the Arcas charity shop at Brodick Pier
  • Buy local if possible
  • Donate to the Arran Trust, which works to look after Arran’s beautiful environment, by buying one of the second-hand books in our Basecamp
  • Pop down to the Arran Eco Savvy shop in Whiting Bay, or visit their Zero Waste Café
  • Learn about Arran’s precious coastline on a workshop with COAST or visit their discovery centre in Lamlash

"Lochranza Campsite does well securing the GOLD award at first grading attempt. Kathryn and Nigel have clearly put in a lot of effort to reduce some of the bigger potential impacts of the site, engage with other island organisations/charities, and also give a really green experience to guests."

Stuart Park, Assessor, Green Tourism Business Scheme, May 2017


At Lochranza Campsite we actively support and encourage the use of electric vehicles, and have personally invested in an electric car and a PHEV for towing our caravan.

We have also installed a dedicated charging point (7.2Kw) on site, ready for the 2023 season. Donations are asked for which will go to the Arran Access Trust.

NOTE:- Please do not charge your vehicle using the caravan hook-ups without first talking to us, as some parts of our onsite electricity distribution system are not suitable for charging of electric vehicles and could result in damage to our infrastructure.

Alternatively, if you have a caravan, you could bring a charger that limits the current to 6/8 amps, and connect your charger to your unit, not directly to our outlets. We will not charge an additional fee in this case.


Between the facilities block and the pods, near the grey water point, you will find a trio of dark green Dalek-like structures: meet our green cones. These solar-powered food waste digesters efficiently dispose of all food waste including cooked food, meat, fish and dairy. Please feed them your food waste to prevent it ending up in landfill - because did you know that 50% of Britain's carbon emissions come from food waste? 

YES: Fish, meat, poultry, all bones, bread, fruit (including peelings), vegetables (including peelings), dairy products, raw and cooked food scraps, crushed egg shells and coffee grounds (but not coffee filters).

NO: Food wrappings or packaging, plastic, metal, wood, glass, paper, straw, bulk oil, disinfectant, bleaches, grass cuttings, hedge clippings, tea bags