Arran’s Plastic Free Mission

With the Sunnyside’s school #NaeStrawAtAw Campaign gathering pace, and their Ocean Defenders visiting Arran early on last month, February was a month of action concerning Arran’s plastic free status and the campaigns around it. After the Sunnyside school visit, there was an evening at COAST hosted by Sue Weaver and Deborah Maw, both crew on …

News from COAST

Coastal communities turning the tide SEPA’s CEO Terry A’Hearn and Aquaculture Specialist Mike Montague accepted our public invitation on social media to visit COAST this month. During a full day of discussion there were many straight questions from members of our community about SEPA’s regulatory role and the proposed expansion of Lamlash Bay Salmon Farm. …

Mary Reid Concert – Music Arran

Mary Reid, the internationally distinguished harpist, is coming to Arran next month. Her concert for Music Arran is at 7.30 on Saturday, 17th March, in Brodick Hall. Mary grew up in Edinburgh, and began learning the clarsach here, but as a teenager she moved with her family to America, and continued her musical studies there …

Arran’s weekend of Drama

Arran’s annual one act drama festival took place this weekend, presenting 5 plays from Lamlash, Whiting Bay and Shiskine drama groups. The Lamlash Juniors presented the hilarious and bizarre Platform Party in which Shannon Galbraith won best actor for her part as Madge Davenport. This was followed by Happy Deathday which won best play and …

Film-making Workshop at COAST

‘Shore: How We See The Sea’ Free Weekend Film-making Workshop in Lamlash Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th March 2018 The Old Tennis Pavilion in Lamlash will be open to everyone for a free two-day film-making workshop on 3-4 March 2018. Professional community artist/filmmaker Ed Webb-Ingall is sending an open invitation across Arran and the Firth …

Crafts and Company February meeting

Time to make some cushions with Fiona Doubleday Crafts and company continue their crafting year with their February craft club where members made cushions. Dividing into beginners and more experienced sewers allowed everyone to work at their own level. Beginners worked with Coral Smith and learnt how to measure fabric, cut it to size and sewing …