COAST begins its series of public meetings about the proposed salmon farm expansion

COAST has begun to hold public meeting around the island to discuss the proposed expansion of the Lamlash Bay fish farm. The photo was taken at the well-attended Kildonan Hall meeting on the 19th October. The audience discussed the environmental damage caused by this form of open cage aquaculture, where toxic chemicals and excrement pollute …

South Arran MPA – Explained

Following on from my previous article of the South Arran MPA and more specifically the No Creel Zone (NCZ) off Kildonan it has become clear to me that there are some who disregard the existence of the NCZ as it is an inconvenience to them and when asked about their creeling activities reply with obfuscation …

Corrie Film Club

Corrie Film Club The film for the 12th November at 8pm will be Still The Water (Japan. 2014. Director Naomi Kawasi. Cert. 15. 114 mins). Set on the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, during the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko will …

Music Arran

An Evening of Jazz Music Arran have an exciting evening in store for jazz fans on Saturday 18th November – and not only for confirmed jazz fans, as the concert is sure to be a pleasure for all comers. New Focus, started by saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski and pianist Euan Stevenson, has been described as one …

A Plastic Voyage

The film of Sea Dragon’s voyage around the UK, sampling the seas for plastic and raising awareness of this major issue, is now available to watch on YouTube. eXXpedition Round Britain was co-led by Sue Weaver of Kildonan and called in to Lamlash Bay during its circumnavigation. Find out more about Exxpedition here.  

Scottish CND Branch on Arran

Despite dreadful weather, 24 people attended an interesting meeting at the Ormidale Pavilion in Brodick about nuclear disarmament. The meeting heard from the Rev. John Webster about the history of CND and the long standing policy of the Church of Scotland in favour of nuclear disarmament. Elsa Rodeck and Isla Blair of Arran Women in …

Measuring the Potholes

As the cold weather starts to set in, more and more potholes may start to appear on roads – a dreaded issue for both drivers and local councils. New research presented in a scrolling animation reveals just how deep Scotland’s pothole problem goes, and it is far worse than it appears on the surface. A …

Suitable for Non-Vegans

As the long hot summer draws to an end the days are getting wetter windier and cooler and the nights are drawing in my thoughts are turned to a nice hearty autumnal dish. This is a variation of the traditional Greek bean stew fassolada. It is warming, rich – very moreish and entirely suitable for …