A MAP has been launched showing the diverse and eco-friendly diversity of the Isle of Arran.

The brainchild of graphic designer Simon Ross-Gill, the Arran Green Map is based on three key values of being local, sustainable and of small scale.

The map has been made to show locals and visitors alike all the initiatives on the island who are doing their bit.

Just last week the Herald highlighted Think About Plastic on the island and how the community became the first in Scotland to be awarded the ‘Plastic Free Community’ status.

Simon explained: “As a graphic designer who has been inspired by Arran his whole life, I want to do everything I can to help to protect our island’s beautiful natural environment and regenerate biodiversity here. Since moving back two years ago after living in Peru, it has been inspiring to see so many organisations, businesses and individuals who are contributing towards similar goals.

“I created the Arran Green Map to showcase this diversity, to point the island’s many visitors towards these great initiatives, and to hopefully inspire more people to travel and move here to help us build a sustainable local economy.”

To view the map and find out more or to support it, visit www.arrangreenmap.co.uk or email arrangreenmap@gmail.com