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Care Packages For Jura Residents


A Scottish company famed for its luxurious bath and body care products is gifting 200 care packages to the remote Isle of Jura to help support the local community and provide local residents with sanitiser and soap free of charge while travel restrictions are in place.

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Care Packages For Jura Residents


"This is our way of saying thank you for their hard work and dedication to keeping these secluded spaces safe."
Kevin Meechan



One of the least densely populated islands of the Inner Hebrides, Jura has just 212 inhabitants and has been closed to visitors since lockdown measures were announced in Scotland at the beginning of March. 

While it has been necessary to protect these remote communities, easing the pressure on essential health services, travel restrictions mean there are limited opportunities for islanders to shop for necessities like toiletries.  

ARRAN Sense of Scotland has teamed up with the Jura Distillery to distribute 200 care packages on Jura. Each contains the following products:

  • 5 x 25g Formulas Grapefruit & Shea Butter Soaps
  • 1 x 50ml Hand Cleansing Gel
  • 1 x 50ml Formulas Mandarin & Mint Body Lotion

Kevin Meechan, CEO from ARRAN Sense of Scotland, said:

“Arran and Jura are well known for their community spirit. We understand the challenges that lockdown restrictions are posing for some of the more isolated communities, which is why we’ve teamed up with community champions and our partners at the Jura Distillery to distribute over 200 care packages. These items will be gifted to the local community as well as the key people leading the front-line effort to keep the coronavirus at bay. This is our way of saying thank you for their hard work and dedication to keeping these secluded spaces safe.”  

ARRAN Sense of Scotland has already donated over 15,000 free soaps to residents on the Isle of Arran as well as providing shower gel, hand soap and body lotion to homeless people on the mainland via the Simon Community Scotland’s #GiveHope appeal. 

It recently announced a charitable initiative that will see 20% of sales of its ‘personalised care packages’ donated to Age Scotland in a bid to help the wider community during the pandemic. Visit https://arran.com/pages/product-bundles-seasonal and choose any items to be sent to cheer up a friend or loved one, with a minimum value of £40, and 20% of the final cost will be donated direct to the charity.

Throughout the coronavirus crisis ARRAN Sense of Scotland continues to search for ways to support local communities and key workers. Further announcements on charitable initiatives will be made in the coming weeks.

ARRAN Sense of Scotland (formerly ARRAN Aromatics) is a family-run business based on the isle of ARRAN. 

For three decades, it has been creating vibrant, evocative scents from its Home Farm factory, an old dairy farm for the historic Brodick Castle. The company has grown significantly since it began as a small, family soap business, yet it has held true to its island heritage. Crafting the aroma is at the heart of each and everything ARRAN Sense of Scotland creates – from fine fragrance to bespoke body care, they all start with the subtle art of perfumery. 

Find out more at arran.com.

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