Sir Kenneth Calman at Brodick Library

Sir Kenneth Calman, ex-Chief Medical Officer of Scotland, England and Wales, Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, and from 2008 to 2009, convener of the Calman Commission on Scottish devolution, was at Brodick Library on the 22nd November with his wife Ann, to read some selections from his new book of poetry, Afterthoughts. David Underdown …

Corrie Film Club for December

Corrie Film Club for December On the 10th December at 6.30pm Corrie Film Club has its special Christmas programme. This will begin with  Dinner For One (1963, Germany, directed by Heinz Dunkhase, 18mins), a traditional Christmas short comedy. Then there will be two critically acclaimed animated feature films, starting withThe Red Turtle (Japan, Ghibli Studios …

Poem for December

From ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’by Robert Browning   At the first shrill notes of the pipe, I heard a noise as of scraping tripe, And putting apples, wondrous ripe, Into a cider-press’s gripe; And a moving away of pickle-tub boards, And a leaving ajar of conserve-cupboards, And a drawing of corks of train-oil-flasks, And …

Worse Climate Change in the Offing

Worse climate change in the offing The prospect of the Earth overheating dangerously has come closer, with scientists warning that worse climate change will soon affect the planet, according to Alex Kirby of the Climate News Network. The world has been given a stark warning by some of its leading scientists: there is much worse …

And finally

The respected scientific journal Bioscience has in its November issue published a letter signed by 15,364 scientist signatories from 184 countries, headed “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice“. 25 years ago concerned professionals called on humankind to curtail environmental destruction and cautioned that “a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and …

COAST begins its series of public meetings about the proposed salmon farm expansion

COAST has begun to hold public meeting around the island to discuss the proposed expansion of the Lamlash Bay fish farm. The photo was taken at the well-attended Kildonan Hall meeting on the 19th October. The audience discussed the environmental damage caused by this form of open cage aquaculture, where toxic chemicals and excrement pollute …

Corrie Film Club

Corrie Film Club The film for the 12th November at 8pm will be Still The Water (Japan. 2014. Director Naomi Kawasi. Cert. 15. 114 mins). Set on the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, during the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko will …