McLellan Festival Fiddle Workshop

On Thursday 6th September there will be a fiddle workshop at the High school at 2.00pm, with renowned fiddler Paul Anderson. If there are any fiddlers out there, this sounds like a workshop not to be missed! It is open to both young people at the High school and adults. Paul is one of the most …

National Chamber Music Day in Arran

September 15th is National Chamber Music Day, and Enterprise Music Scotland along with Music Arran and Coast, are running an ‘Eco music’ themed day in Lamlash. The organisers at Enterprise Music Scotland write: On the 15th of September, Enterprise Music Scotland (EMS) will host National Chamber Music Day 2018, the event which celebrates chamber music …

The Politics of Jam

by Sue Weaver Stirring the jam saucepan, I reflect how far I’ve come, full circle in fact, ending up exactly like my mother, stirring the jam saucepan. She left school at 14, worked through the war in the blitz, then like so many others, returned to hearth and home, a housewife, a mother, a jam …

The Torchlight Challenge 2018

A message from the Arran Ranger Service: Are you a keen hillwalker? Are you looking for a unique and magical experience you’ll never forget? Register now for the Torchlight Challenge at Goatfell on Sat 15th Sep. Join our experienced mountain rangers on a night walk to the top, where we’ll shine a beacon back to …

Marine News

By John Kinsman, St Monans Coastwatch, Fife. PASSENGERS STRANDED ON WAVERLY Hundred of passengers on the paddle steamer Waverly were left high and dry when the vessel broke down in the middle of the Firth of Clyde. The Waverly was stuck between Helensburgh and Greenock for several hours but later made it in to Greenock. Waverly …

Music Arran concert – Rose Room

Rose Room will be playing at Whiting Bay Hall on Friday 28th September at 7.30pm Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by the Gypsy Jazz genre. Sharing a love of Swing music and the style of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their “vigorous and vivacious” …

Corrie Film Club

Insyriated (Belgium/France. 2017. Directed by Philppe Van Leeuw. 85 min. Cert 15.) will be showing at Corrie film club on Sunday 16th September at 8 pm. A brutally tough drama from writer-director Philippe Van Leeuw. The scene is a crowded apartment in the Syrian capital Damascus, in which a family is barricaded, effectively imprisoned by …