Arran Cancer Support Trust

ArCaS is a Scottish Charity Incorporated Organisation, No SC 027348.

Helping Cancer Patients on Arran since 1989 with Transport to and from the ferry to hospitals on Arran and the mainland.

We assist with:

  • Ferry tickets for patient and a companion
  • Counselling
  • Complementary Therapy

All of these services are provided free and in strict confidentiality.


Arcas was brought into being 25years ago by Mrs Harwood, Mrs Goldsbrough and Mrs Cook, two of the ladies through personal experience discovered that getting to and from mainland treatment centres was very difficult and expensive. Together they started selling second hand goods from Mrs Harwood's back room, set up a committee and the charity ArCaS. using one volunteer driver on the mainland known to one of the ladies i.e. Charlie Woods.

The shop moved around Brodick in free empty premises, until the present premises were purchased in 2001.

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