Arran Community Land Initiative

Happy Christmas and all the best for 2018! A big thanks to everyone who has supported the Community Land in Whiting Bay this year including our trustees, staff, partners, members of the community and funders. We have made huge progress on site with infrastructure and growing projects and involved over 1000 people since April in …

Flora Mckinnon Gibson (Drummond) (1878-1949) A Leading Suffragette with a connection with Arran.

By Jim Henderson The 7th of January marks sixty-nine years since the death of ‘The General’, Flora McKinnon Drummond, suffragette. Flora’s mother Sarah Cook was married to Francis Gibson a tailor who went south to find work in Manchester. Flora was born in Manchester on the 4th August 1878, shortly afterwards within a year or …

Poem for January

A Man’s a Man for a’That  by Robert Burns   Is there for honest Poverty That hings his head, an’ a’ that; The coward-slave, we pass him by, We dare be poor for a’ that! For a’ that, an a’ that. Our toils obscure an a’ that, The rank is but the guinea’s stamp, The …

Unready Scotland

      Unready Scotland A report by David Mackenzie and Jane Tallents for Nukewatch UK has highlighted the lack of preparation by Scottish public authorities for an incident involving the transport of nuclear weapons materials across the country. Such transport convoys travel between the Aldermaston and Burghfield atomic weapons plants in Berkshire and Coulport …

Bird Ringing at Brodick Castle

On the 25th of November licensed ringer Terry Southall and his colleagues held a bird-ringing workshop at the Ranger Centre at the Castle, for members of the Arran Natural History Society. Over the space of about three hours Terry and colleagues caught upwards of sixty birds in the special mist nets they had erected. Each …

COAST News

COAST is on the move! Our new address is: Old Pavilion, Lamlash, Isle of Arran, KA27 8LS Pop by and say hello next time you are passing! Coastal Communities Network NEW website COAST is excited and proud to be part of this fantastic network of coastal communities accross Scotland who are all working hard to …