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About us

Emma and Tom

Hello! We are Tom and Emma Jessop, owners of Arran Alpacas and Balmichael Glamping. At the end of 2019 we left behind the hustle and bustle of work on the mainland and relocated, with our three young kids to the beautiful Isle of Arran.

Whilst planning our glamping adventure, we came across an alpaca herd and were instantly smitten. Little did we know we were to become obsessed and soon become alpaca farmers!

We set about learning all we could about these adorable animals and Arran Alpacas was born! Our herd of boys travelled to the Isle of Arran in March 2020 - and we just keep adding to the gang!!

Like alpaca nature, treks are laid-back and gentle; a complimentary addition to our new pace of life as well as our natural and rustic glamping site. We love to provide happy experiences ensuring our visitors leave with a smile.


christmas emma and tom tom and his boys our helpers


Arran Alpacas is based on our little small-holding where we run Balmichael Glamping, a 15 minute journey from Brodick. We have put our heart and soul into revamping this abandoned site and are reinstating former glory back into the beautiful courtyard of buildings we have.

And despite a global pandemic affecting our beginnings, we have kept positive and our family has since grown to include a puppy, chicken, ducks, alpacas, sheep and a llama so what's not to love!?! Plus our animals always keep everyone smiling with their latest antics!!

Please look around our website, which will hopefully answer your questions, if you would like any further information please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.