In March 2022 we will be launching our mobile Zero Waste Cafe pilot which will be bringing sustainable food to locations around the island


In March 2022 we are launching our Zero Waste Cafe pilot. This is the result of a community food access survey, designed in conjunction with North Ayrshire Council, to determine whether our access to affordable and healthy food could be improved here on Arran.

The survey identified that the Arran community was interested in having more packaging-free food and locally grown produce available. As well as more options to access food in the different villages on the island.

This information was used to design a pilot project, a mobile zero-waste café. We received funding from the Rural Communities Ideas into Action fund and the National Lottery Together for Our Planet fund. Funds will be used to purchase infrastructure for the cafe and to run the pilot.

The café will incorporate food from the food share, provide bulk goods in zero-waste dispensers, locally grown fresh produce and also offer an affordable hot meal and refreshments. In time we will have sustainable food workshops as part of the cafes. The mobile nature of the café will allow us to reach folk on the island who do not have these facilities close by.


We will be piloting the Zero Waste Cafe in two locations

St Molios Church, Shiskine

Wednesday 9th March,11am-1pm

Wednesday 23rd March,11am-1pm

Lochranza Village Hall

Tuesday 15th March 11am-1pm

Tuesday 29th March 11am-1pm


We need your input

What would you like to see stocked in the cafe? Which workshops would you like to participate in? We're currently looking for input from the Arran community and would be grateful for your ideas.
Please complete our survey

If you would like to volunteer at the cafe please visit Volunteer With Us to register your interest

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