Runach Arainn

Luxury Glamping Yurts on The Isle of Arran, Scotland

Winner AA Glamping Site of the Year 2018

Runach Arainn ('Secret or Beloved Arran' in Gaelic) is a small, intimate glamping (glamorous camping) site on the south end of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. We offer self-catering glamping accommodation in luxury yurts accompanied by private bathrooms. We are an ideal holiday destination for families and couples looking for a short break or a longer vacation. With our proper double beds, wood burning stoves, firepits and sofas we are definitely at the glamorous end of camping!
Our site is set in a small orchard near the village of Kilmory where we have three Scottish made yurts. Each yurt comes fully equipped with all you will need for your holiday including bedding, towels, crockery and cooking utensils. Two yurts can sleep up to six people and the third can accommodate up to four people. Each is ideal for a romantic break or as a base for an adventurous family holiday. In addition we provide free site-wide WiFi.
For more details about the accommodation please see Our Yurts, or to enquire about prices and availability go to Bookings. To find out more about us and Runach Arainn go to About Us. Or find out what's been going on recently via our Facebook page at Runach Arainn Facebook
Earlier in the year we hosted a young Scottish artist, Ellis O'Connor, during her stay on Arran. Read her account of her trip at Glamping on Arran.
We've also had a visit from Scottish blogger Tristan Cameron-Harper who produced some wonderful images of Arran during his stay. You can read his blog about his trip to Arran at North Blog - Runach Arainn

Availability and Booking of our Yurts

To plan your self-catering glamping break with us and secure your booking please select your preferred dates and party size using the calendar below. The booking system is provided to us by Cool Camping. Our Yurts are available all year round and prices start from £70 per night. We offer a 10% discount for stays of 4 nights or more (see our Booking page for more details on discounts).

Latest Blog Posts

Forest Gardening and Climate Change
- posted 19th March 2019

Our forest garden is now 2 years old and just starting to take shape. This short film by one of the UK’s best known forest gardeners, Martin Crawford, explains beautifully the role forest gardening can play in helping us create a sustainable future.
Just plant a tree. Get started...
We can all make a difference, even when worries about the future of our planet - for ourselves and our children - are so grave. Small steps, new directions and group effort - together we can make big change. Here at Runach Arainn we are developing a forest garden, growing food in a layered forest structure. Low maintenance, high productivity and great for stemming climate change – these spaces sequester carbon in the soil and trees and lower your carbon food footprint. And they are beautiful spaces that are great for wildlife too. We'd be happy to give you a tour during your stay.
For a more ‘ganster gardener’ approach this TED talk is also brilliant. We Loved it - 'gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the inner city. Plus you get strawberries' and ‘if kids grow kale, kids eat kale’. If you have a few minutes, Ron Finley is truly inspirational.
Ron Finley TED Talk

Our Tea Garden Is Coming
- posted 30th November 2018

The tea plants have arrived and we have prepared the bed ready to make our very own little tea garden in the spring. Tea (Camellia Sinensis ) is an evergreen, glossy, dark-green leaved member of the camellia family which surprisingly grows well in Scotland. In fact there are already a number of Scottish, commercial tea producers who sell luxury brand tea to the likes of Fortnum and Mason! We plan to have a small tea garden for demonstrations, tastings and a small crop. The plants will over winter under cover and then be planted out in the spring. The tea garden will add to the other food crops grown on site – along with a bit of an adventure into growing something completely different.
For more information on some of the current tea producing activity in Scotland go to Tea Gardens of Scotland or Wee Tea Company

Permaculture Forest Garden
- posted 14th November 2018

Here at Runach Arainn, alongside the yurt field, we are developing a Permaculture Forest Garden. Basically a mini food forest, this is a beautiful food growing space with permanent plants in many layers and shapes to provide an easy to keep (always handy!), beautiful and amazingly productive food growing area. Now in its fourth year, our fruit trees are getting bigger and the lower layers are being filled with soft fruits, herbs and other food plants. Crops this year have included apples, medlars, plums, elder berries, rhubarb, black currants, gooseberries, jostaberries, quinces, wild garlic and herbs. Visitors here are very welcome to a tour.
For more information on permaculture and forest gardening go to Forest Gardening or Permaculture

About The Isle of Arran, Scotland

Activities & Adventure

Arran boasts activities for all tastes. To the north you can walk in the mountains of the Goatfell range. In the south you can bike around forest tracks, or walk along miles of peacful beaches or visit cascading waterfalls. You can get out onto the sea by kayak or join a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) tour. If your preference is for something calmer Arran hosts seven golf courses - each with stunning views. Find out more about activities on Arran...

Eating Out & Shopping

There are numerous restaurants and cafes all around the island and whether you are looking for a romantic meal for two or a pub lunch for six there will be somewhere to cater for your needs! Similarly you will find the opportunity to shop all across the island. Find out more about shops and eateries...


Arran boast all of Scotland's Big 5 - the red squirrel, the red deer, the harbour seal, the otter and the golden eagle - as well as a host of other beautiful and rare plants and animals. Find out more about Arran's wildlife..
Otter picture by Lucy Wallace.

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