Young couples and older workers alike face housing insecurity on island where tourism is booming

Jennifer and Andrew Earle’s new home arrived on the ferry to Arran last Tuesday, a static caravan just about large enough for the couple and their four daughters, the youngest six months old.

It was towed by tractor to Andrew’s parents’ house near the southern tip of Arran, where Andrew and his father will pack its walls and roof with extra insulation against the island’s bitter winters, and build a playroom extension for the four girls.

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