Poem for September

Caterpillar He stands on the suckers under his tail, stretches forward and puts down his six legs. Then he brings up the sucker under his tail, making a beautiful loop. That’s his way of walking. He makes a row of upside-down U’s along the rib of a leaf. He is as green as it. The …

The Critical Path to Global Ocean Protection

“The Critical Path to Global Ocean Protection” Greenpeace’s strategy for Protecting 30% of our oceans by 2030 A report from Sally Campbell With all the focus on the sustainability of salmon fish farming off Arran’s spectacular coastline and questioning over its environmental impacts there is some encouraging news about our seas. After decades of industrial …

COAST Film Night – Vitamin Sea

Tuesday 10th September. 7.15pm, Arran Community Theatre, Lamlash. Vitamin Sea documents the journey of one woman; Cal Major. In the summer of 2018, Cal completed a world record stand up paddle board expedition from Land’s End to John O’Groats – the whole length of the UK! This 80-minute film focuses on community action around plastic …

Day at the Dump with Eco Savvy

In this piece, project coordinator at Eco Savvy, Ruth, tells us all about what actually goes on at the Household Waste Recycling Centre and waste transfer station in Brodick, Arran. Last Wednesday saw a lucky group of us attend the Eco Savvy “Day @ the Dump” info tour around the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) …

The Lochranza Summer Concert

Contributed by Alice Maxwell Lochranza church hosted its hugely popular annual summer concert on 22nd August. The church was packed with locals and visitors who were treated to a varied evening of entertainment by resident and guest performers. The evening began with the rousing hymn Guide Me O Thy Great Jehovah, accompanied by Arco, Arran’s …

Eco Savvy travel and transport event

A message from Emma Tracey, one of Eco Savvy’s new sustainable transport coordinators We are really excited about our upcoming event Arran in 10 Years – Travel + Transport, which will take place on Tuesday the 1st of October at Brodick Hall. Eco Savvy will be hosting the public consultation designed to challenge the public …