Pinta boost for projects on Arran

Katie Murchie of Tigheanfraoch Farm and Matthew Dobson of Arran Dairies with a cheque that has been donated to the Arran Trust.

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A generous donation from the Arran Milk Partnership has provided Arran Trust with a healthy boost which will help to support environmental projects on Arran.

The Arran Milk Partnership – an alliance between Arran Dairies, Bellevue Cheese Company and the Murchie family at Tigheanfraoch Farm in Blackwaterfoot – donated £1,240.60 to the Arran Trust thanks to the sale of 24,812 litres of Arran milk in 2021.

The partnership was formed to help retain dairy farming on Arran and to allow Arran Dairies and Bellevue Cheese Company access to milk produced on Arran for their manufactured products. This has also allowed Arran milk to be made available to the community through milk dispensing machines with 10 machines now providing milk from Arran cows.

Five pence from every litre of Arran milk sold through vending machines is donated to the Arran Trust which provides grants to local organisations to deliver conservation, environmental and heritage projects that benefit the Arran community.

Sheila Gilmore, chief executive of the Arran Trust, said: ‘A huge thank you must go to the retail outlets supporting Arran Milk and to everyone who purchased Arran milk last year – good for you, good for the planet and good for Arran!’

Groups can apply for funding through the Arran Trust website – – or by contacting with any queries.’


Katie Murchie of Tigheanfraoch Farm and Matthew Dobson of Arran Dairies with the cheque donated to the Arran Trust. No_B04milk01