Arran’s first VegFest coming in March

ARRAN VEGFEST 2020 Arran High School Lamlash, 10am to 5pm, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March 2020 We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to Arran’s first ever celebration of all things vegan and plant-based over the weekend of 14th and 15th March! Entry to both days is by voluntary donation (which includes seven talks, two …

A History of the Vikings in four parts

A history of the Vikings By Jim Henderson In the first part of a four part series, Jim Henderson considers the reasons for the Vikings’ roving way of life, and introduces some of the Longships that they developed to assist with their excursions and conquests. Over the series we will learn about their journeys from …

Chinstrap Penguins and Turtles: Two animals at risk due to climate change and human activities

By Sally Campbell The world’s oceans take up more than a quarter of the carbon humans are emitting into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, partially mitigating the greenhouse effect of that carbon. The Southern Ocean accounts for nearly 40 percent of this marine carbon absorption, even though it makes up only one-fifth of Earth’s ocean …

Citizen science helps to protect dolphins and whales in Scotland

Record numbers take part in citizen science to protect whales and dolphins off Scotland’s west coast By Morven Summers, 21 February 2020, published by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust. Feature image shows a common dolphin in waters near the Summer Isles. Copyright to HWDT. Record numbers of volunteers took part in research expeditions organised …