Welcome to the Arran podcast, sponsored by Arran Sense of Scotland.
Kim McAllister interviews islanders and some well-known visitors to discuss the positive contribution to mental well-being made by island life.
Rachel shares stories of a childhood spent holidaying in Whiting Bay, sprinting up waterfall paths with her brother and getting lost in the hills with her uncle.
She tries to describe the feeling of waking up that first morning on the island and the sense of peace she finds there.
Award-winning folk musician Gillian Frame plays us out with a track from her album The Pendulum: The Lass o Glenshee.
The Arran Podcast is a Connect production connectcommunications.co.uk
Editor and Producer Kim McAllister
Executive Producer Andrew Russell
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