Tribute to Alison

Alison Prince, writer and artist and much loved Arran resident, died on Saturday 12th October. Her funeral was held on Friday 18th in Whiting Bay Church. By Jim Henderson On October 18th we shared Alison Prince’s last journey on Arran fulfilling a long eventful journey in her 88 years. Alison came to live on Arran …

Milestones for Sustainable Island Life

Milestones for Sustainable Island Life Arran residents have supported Eco Savvy’s Sustainable Island Life Project with some exciting milestones being reached! Travel & Transport Eco Savvy currently has 10 ebikes in use with Arran organisations for their Arran Eco Ebike Challenge – a scheme where Arran businesses can borrow ebikes for their staff to use …

Eco Savvy events in November

Eco Savvy events in November Sustainable Arran Sustainable Arran Idea Generator, Ormidale Pavilion, 11th November 5pm What if we were isolated from the mainland? How could we cope with an extreme weather event? Or an influx of extra terrestrial tourists? … with 10 million pounds to spend…. you have a role to play, what would …

Brexit and Scotland’s Future

In this report, Arran and Ayrshire MP Patricia Gibson gives us her views on the political happenings in Westminster over the last few months. With the Brexit deadline extended again and an impending general election, the Voice for Arran wondered what our MP’s perspective is on all that is going on at this very unusual …

Scottish Government urged to double funding for energy efficient homes to meet climate targets

By Caitlin Logan, originally published in online news forum Common Space, 24th October 2019. A NEW analysis published last week (24th October) recommends that the Scottish Government invest half a billion pounds per year in renewable heating and home energy efficiency to meet its emissions targets. The report, ‘Delivering on net zero: next steps for …

Bagel Baking Workshop

Imagine homemade bagels, warm from the oven and served just the way you like them. Sound good? At a recent event on Arran, a guest said he was excited about the homemade bagels and wished they were easier to find here. When he was told they were actually simple to make, several people asked for …

The annual report from Arran Community Council

The Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday October 29th 2019. The following is the Chairman’s report, listing the committee achievements and contacts during the past year. All of the existing officers were re-appointed unanimously. Secretary J.Henderson. Arran Community Council: Chairman’s report October 2019 Time has come for another annual report which will be the …