Root and Branch

Writer and rewilding campaigner, Gordon Eaglesham, explores the astonishing natural history of the magical oak tree. First published in the November issue of Think Like A Mountain. For more information see Scotland: The Big Picture Few species demonstrate the inter-connectedness of nature better than the oak. A single tree can create and support an entire …

Glen Rosa Woodland Revival

The National Trust for Scotland are hosting a volunteer tree planting day next week on Thursday 5th December, to help with our landscape scale woodland revival project in Glen Rosa. Their aim for the week – to plant 1,000 trees in one of Scotland’s most dramatic landscapes; Glen Rosa on the Isle of Arran. Generously …

A statement on Brexit from the Scottish Creel Fisherman’s Federation

Brexit Situation Statement ‘Seas Of Opportunity’. Only for the few. Those who stand to gain most from exiting the EU are wringing their hands in delight at the prospect. But let us consider those within Coastal Communities who stand to lose most; many with the real prospect of losing their markets and livelihoods. Scotland’s inshore …

The Climate Emergency

Environmental campaigner, marine ecologist and Arran resident, Sally Campbell, assesses here the lack of funding currently being invested in tackling the climate emergency and suggests that after the election next month, whoever is in government will need to start making extensive but in no way unimaginable changes in public expenditure and to the country’s tax …

Draught proof your home with secondary glazing

Glaze & Save are magnetic secondary glazing and draught proofing specialists – “Our award-winning flagship bespoke magnetic secondary glazing InvisiTherm® is an innovative polycarbonate secondary glazing that turns single glazing into double glazing, eliminating the need to replace windows.” On 15th November, Dr Tanya Ewing, inventor and businesswoman, came to talk about her company’s secondary …

Growing Scotland’s Circular Economy – the Cumbernauld Tool Library

TOOL libraries function on a membership basis, but allow access to a range of tools (and sports equipment, games, and craft equipment) to be borrowed and shared. With Eco Savvy currently planning exciting future projects, including development of circular economies on Arran, a tool library could definitely be an option to increase recycling, and the …