Corrie Film Club

The film to be shown on the 13th August at 8pm in Corrie and Sannox Village Hall is Rosetta (1999, France/Belgium, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 94 mins, Cert 15). This is the Dardenne brothers’ unflinching study of a young woman’s struggle to escape poverty, which unanimously won the Palme d’Or and the Best …

Arran Open Studios Weekend

The Open Studios Weekend, now in its sixth year will once again feature many local artists, working in a wide variety of disciplines including painting, drawing, etching, sculpture, pottery, needlework, jewellery and furniture. This year’s dates are: Friday 11th – Monday 14th August 2017 You can find more details and the full event brochure here. This year …

McLellan’s Legacy Goes International

This year’s McLellan Poetry Competition has now closed for entries and, if all goes to plan, by the time you read this Maura Dooley, this year’s the judge, will have completed her adjudication and the prizewinners will have been notified. Once again, after a slow start, interest built up to a frenzy during the final …

Tim Pomeroy at work

Running maintenance to the Sillar memorial seat on Kildonan shore (erected 2008). For those who don’t know it, the inscription from Kahlil Gibran reads ‘does the song of the sea end on the shore or in the hearts of those who listen?’ Tim, man of many talents, is also organising a poetry reading at Altachorvie, …

Eco Savvy news

All round the island the Eco Savvy Village Hubs are getting up and running; Lochranza, Pirnmill, Corrie, Kilmory, Lamlash and others. Here are the details of Kilmory: The Kilmory Eco Savvy Hub has new regular opening hours. It will be open on Mondays and Fridays from 12-3pm in the main hall at Kilmory Haven. Do …

New Veggie Box scheme on Arran

Andy and Jenny Macdonald of Kildonan have announced the launch of their new vegetable box scheme. Their fruit and vegetable boxes can be delivered either to drop off points or direct to your door weekly. Go to www.woodsidearran.com for details. They describe Woodside as the beginnings of a local food network for the Island of …

Jan Inglis Art Show

A date for the diary Friday 25 – Monday 28 August, 11-6 in Corrie Hall. Come and see Jan’s wonderful seascapes! Jan says that “earth, sea & sky are influenced by light. In painting I am attempting to express this fluid complexity. The most important considerations I have when working are the presence of light and …

Land Matters

Weather, poor soils and altitude are all often quoted as factors that prevent trees and other natural vegetation growing across large parts of the Highlands and Islands. This image of a wooded island in Assynt, a wild place but largely bereft of its natural vegetation cover, suggests that trees are perfectly capable of growing when …