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Meet our in store team

Whether you’re a visitor in store or shopping with us remotely we know it’s great to put a face to a name (especially during COVID). We have a great team in store who are full of local knowledge and able to offer specialist advice on products or activities. Check out our current team below and feel free to get in touch if you’re after some specific advice.


Andrew

Andrew

MD & Owner

The official 'big cheese' - when it comes to Arran Active only one person knows it inside out...our owner and MD: Andrew. You'll normally find Andrew working hard to bring you the latest and greatest equipment but don't be surprised to find him mucking in around the store.

Best Arran Walk: North Glen Sannox, Cìr Mhòr & Glen Rosa

Top Product this Year: Montane Mens Dragon Pull-On

Specialist Area: Everything - he's the boss!

Richard

Richard

Operations Director

If you can prize Richard away from the sea, you’ll often find him working on our next big ‘thing’. Putting Andrew’s plans into action he’s our go to man for getting things done in the business. Outside of the business Richard can normally be found walking or diving around the island.

Best Arran Walk: Loch Tanna, via Catacol

Top Product this Year: Red Paddle Co - Pro Change Jacket Evo

Specialist Area: Watersports | PADI Pro | Arran Lifeboat Crew

Lisa

Lisa

Store Manager

If you’ve ever visited our store there’s no escaping Lisa, she’s the one singing and zipping around! Right at home leading the team to land all the great products we have to offer. Outside of work, you’ll find her spending time with family and friends, walking, cycling, and getting outdoors.

Best Arran Walk: Loch na Leirg, via Whiting Bay

Top Product this Year: Paramo Womens Velez Smock

Specialist Area: Womenswear

Tom

Tom

Office Manager

Our man behind the scenes; when Tom’s not chest deep in spreadsheets you’ll find him lifting rocks, out rucking with the dog or preparing for his next strong man competition. Tom loves the vibe of being in store and you’ll often find him out on the shop floor over the weekends.

Best Arran Walk: The Cock of Arran, via Lochranza

Top Product this Year: All things 'Montane'

Specialist Area: Footwear | Navigation and Survival

Pete

Pete

Team Leader & Footwear Specialist

Our legend that is Pete – if you haven’t bought shoes from Pete then you haven’t lived! Outside of work you’ll find Pete working on his fitness, weight training and spending time with his family. Currently doing up his property Pete is a man always on the go.

Best Arran Walk: Glen Rosa & Goatfell, via Brodick

Top Product this Year: Trespass Tableypipe Jacket

Specialist Area: Footwear

George

George

Team Member

The captain of our warehouse and all round star that is George. You’ll normally find him surrounded by boxes in the warehouse but outside of work George is a keen runner, paddle sport fanatic, mountain biker and reader. Infact George has pretty much every base covered!

Best Arran Walk: Glenashdale / Giants Graves, via Whiting Bay

Top Product this Year: Petzl Actik Core headtorch

Specialist Area: Watersports | British Canoeing / SCA Coach and Leader - Multi Discipline | Orienteering Leader

Charlotte

Charlotte

Team Member

Our can do, go to person for pretty much everything around the store. Charlotte has a vast knowledge of our gear and loves having a laugh with our customers. A keen yoga enthusiast, serial socialiser, and travel fanatic you’ll find lots to talk about with Charlotte in store.

Best Arran Walk: Dun Fionn, via Brodick

Top Product this Year: Passenger New Forest Sweatshirt

Specialist Area: Watersports - Kayaking | Land Mapping

Marion

Marion

Team Member

One of our longest serving team members Marion is the heart and soul of what we do; with product knowledge second to none Marion loves meeting new customers and exploring our latest ranges. Outside of work Marion can be found walking, running, and eating out.

Best Arran Walk: Cìr Mhòr & Caisteal Abhail, Corrie

Top Product this Year: Paramo Womens Velez Smock

Specialist Area: Womenswear

Lewis

Lewis

Team Member

The man behind the keyboard and our data specialist; Lewis does most of our website and stock management work and will often be the person you speak to online. When not grappling with new stock you’ll find Lewis trying out new recipes in the kitchen, gaming or dabbling in photography.

Best Arran Walk: Dun Fionn

Top Product this Year: Craghoppers Mens Dynamic Jacket

Specialist Area: Web and eComm

Maggie

Maggie

Team Member

When not out walking with her westie, Millie, you’ll find Maggie around the store helping our customers with their next favourite purchase. Maggie loves spending time in the garden, reading and even being challenged by a cryptic crossword or two.

Best Arran Walk: Glen Catacol

Top Product this Year: Sprayway Iona Walking Shoes

Specialist Area: Womenswear

Ella

Ella

Team Member

Our global traveller is back just in time for the season! An experienced team member in store Ella is on hand to help out with any advice you need. With a love for the outdoors and spending time with the family we’re delighted to have her back on board.

Best Arran Walk: Caisteal Abhail, via North Glen Sannox

Top Product this Year: Scarpa Trek High Volume GTX Hiking Boots

Specialist Area: Menswear and Womenswear

Rita

Rita

Team Member

Rita never fails to surprise us with new routes and adventures from across Arran. On her days off you’ll likely find her running or climbing some distant peak around the island. When not out on an adventure she will be cuddling her cute cats, and during work hours Rita heads up our warehouse operation.

Best Arran Walk:Caisteal Abhail - Cìr Mhòr - Glen Rosa

Top Product this Year: Scarpa Ribelle Run Trail Shoes

Specialist Area: Climbing | Walking

Charlie

Charlie

Team Member

Meet one of our newest members of the team; a lover of football and golf you’ll find Charlie learning all about our new products and working hard around the store. He’ll be heading off to uni later this year to study civil engineering.

Best Arran Walk: Glen Rosa, via Brodick

Top Product this Year: Rab Nexus Midlayer

Specialist Area: Still Learning

Willow

Willow

Team Member

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Top Product this Year: Everything

Specialist Area: Coming Soon

Andy

Andy

Team Member

Our adventurer of the store who is rapidly becoming an expert both on land and the water. An expert when it comes to footwear and able to turn his hand to anything. When not studying Andy can be found kayaking, hiking, climbing and trail running. Currently doing his BC Paddlesport Leader

Best Arran Walk: Glen Rosa horseshoe, via Brodick

Top Product this Year: Keela Talus Jacket

Specialist Area: Footwear | Watersports | BC Core Coach L2 | FSRT Paddlesport

Pauline

Pauline

Team Member

Team member by day and book keeper by night; Pauline loves advising our customers and helping keep our finances in order. When she’s not in store you’ll find her out playing hockey (she’s even a field umpire with SHU!) , hill walking or travelling overseas.

Best Arran Walk: Glen Rosa to the Blue Pools, via Brodick

Top Product this Year: Everything

Specialist Area: Sports Gear and Finance

Abbie

Margaret

Team Member

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Top Product this Year: Everything

Specialist Area: Coming Soon

Archie

Archie

Team Member

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Top Product this Year: Everything

Specialist Area: Coming Soon

Carter

Carter

Team Member

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Top Product this Year: Everything

Specialist Area: Coming Soon

Ellen

Ellen

Team Member

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Top Product this Year: Everything

Specialist Area: Coming Soon

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