Suitable for non-vegans too

VEGAN GINGERBREAD Makes 16 portions INGREDIENTS 12oz Self-raising flour 3 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground cloves 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 4½ oz sunflower or olive spread 4½ oz black treacle 4½ oz golden syrup 4½ oz dark brown sugar 9 oz apple puree 3 tsp ginger paste METHOD 1. …

Brodick’s new ferry terminal

The new ferry terminal in Brodick opened on Tuesday 20th March with the 11:05 sailing. We bring you a pictorial record of the progress of the construction from drilling the seabed core samples to the first scheduled arrival of the Caledonian Isles the pier.   You might also like to view this video by Positive …

Marine News

by John Kinsman – Marine Correspondent New counter terrorism ship named A new counter terrorist Royal Navy ship has been officially named. The River class offshore patrol vessel was given the title HMS Trent by its sponsor Pamela Potts. She released a bottle  of gin from the Nelson Gin Distillery and Gin School in Stafford against …

Letters to the Editor

WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR ARRAN’S MARINE ENVIRONMENT? Recently The Arran Banner headlined “Early Chance to bag first taste of Lagg. Arran Distillery Ltd hopes to raise £4.2million boost from whisky sale” and residents and visitors of Arran are encouraged to purchase casks at £6000 each of heavily malted malt whisky from the new distillery. …

Mary Reid Concert – Music Arran

Mary Reid, the internationally distinguished harpist, is coming to Arran next month. Her concert for Music Arran is at 7.30 on Saturday, 17th March, in Brodick Hall. Mary grew up in Edinburgh, and began learning the clarsach here, but as a teenager she moved with her family to America, and continued her musical studies there …

An Intuitive Start to the Year

Our first craft club of the new year was very well attended and we welcomed lots of new members. The session was devoted to intuitive art journaling and led by Fiona Doubleday. This school of journaling draws on both art and meditation and members were set two ‘intuitive’ exercises to complete in two hours. It …

Brodick Quartet

They’re back! A year after their hugely successful concert in Brodick last year, the four young players of this charming and talented group are paying another visit to the island. Their concert is in Brodick Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Saturday, 17th February. As before the Quartet consists of Ben Norris and Katrina Lee …