COAST News: Continued salmon farm expansion in Arran’s MPA

COAST News Following the recent withdrawal by the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) of their application to expand their farm within our Marine Protected Area at Lamlash Bay, the Jersey-registered, banker-owned, Oslo-traded company, have almost immediately announced that they will be reapplying to expand the farm further and put in place newer and larger open cage …

Corrie Film Club

Corrie Film Club Please note that, due to a clash with the McLellan Festival, the date of this film has changed to Sunday September 17th. The film on 10th 17th September is American Honey (2016, UK, directed by Andrea Arnold, 150 mins, Cert 15). Star, a teenage girl with nothing to lose, joins a travelling …

Young Talent From Arran

On Saturday 23rd September, Arran residents and visitors alike will have an opportunity to enjoy the talents of an array of young musicians nurtured by the island in recent years. It is an opportunity not to be missed. The concert, under the auspices of the Isle of Arran Music Society, will be headlined by the …

Eco Savvy’s Reuse Micro Hubs

A New Message from Eco Savvy Arran Eco Savvy is delighted to welcome Judith King. Judith is Eco Savvy’s Reuse Micro-hubs project manager. Micro-hub managers  have now been employed  as part time managers for our villages. Eco-Savvy’s new project is  Arran Eco Savvy Reuse Micro-hubs, which aims to create an island wide network of reuse …

The Song of the Sea Dragon

The Song of the Sea Dragon By Sue Weaver I’ve been here a long, long time, swimming deep, shimmering and swirling, taking shape – if you can call it that – from light and fire, star radiance, azure pearliness and moonshine. My Sea Dragon home is the ocean, all of it, that vast, never ending …

Denier-in-Chief Trump Should Read NOAA’s Frightening New Climate Report

Denier-in-Chief Trump Should Read NOAA’s Frightening New Climate Report; with “highest concentration of CO2 in the air in 800,000 years,” how much more proof does president need? By Jake Johnson, staff writer at Common Dreams With a climate denier in the Oval Office, a “fossil fuel puppet” heading the Environmental Protection Agency, and Big Oil …

Crofting Federation welcomes government commitment to continue crofting legislation reform

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has welcomed the Scottish Government commitment to continue the process reforming crofting legislation within this parliamentary session, as indicated by the consultation launched this week. “This is another stage in the long process of crofting law reform,” said Russell Smith, Chair of the SCF, “and we are pleased that the …

The new pier in Brodick

Everyone in Arran has watched the development of the new ferry terminal in Brodick over the last two years. The logistics of keeping the ferry terminal open whilst building a new one around it have been extremely complex and the whole project has been well managed by CMAL and George Leslie. Until now! The main …