26 March-2nd April 2023
My name is Rachel (Rach to my friends!) and I am a Yorkshire lady who moved to the beautiful Isle of Arran in 2023.
I am married to the long suffering Chris and we have 2 wonderful grown up sons. Chris and I got engaged in Scotland and spent our honeymoon touring Scotland. We have visited Arran as a family for decades and during lockdown, Chris was asked to work from home. Home could be anywhere…
On holiday in Arran in October 2022, Chris suggested moving to Arran. I knew I loved Arran but wasn’t sure if I could make the move from the home we had built in West Yorkshire. The thought of leaving friends and family and moving to an island where we knew nobody was terrifying. But if you don’t move forwards, you end up staying still so we sold up, said our goodbyes and moved to Arran just less than a year later.
Chris now works from home overlooking the sea and I teach on the island. We have a beautiful black rescue dog called Blek who loves playing ball on the beach and a gorgeous black rescue cat called KC who has yet to bring home a seal or an otter. It can only be a matter of time though!
I love gardening, reading and good food and drink. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience of island life.