A Report from the Arran Civic Trust

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ON THE ISLE OF ARRAN The Arran Civic Trust has a remit to conserve and promote the built and natural environments on Arran. We note with interest the efforts being made by the Arran Economic Group to develop the island in various ways and strongly support the proposals for more affordable housing with appropriate provision, …

24th Arran Folk Festival

Here is a message about the forth coming Arran Folk Festival, from organisers, Arran Events: Welcome to this year’s programme! Our Festival this year runs from 8th to 10th June. There will, of course, be free afternoon sessions in the wonderful Douglas Hotel, hosted by Uncle Keith. As always, feel free to bring an instrument …

Island Porcelain

The Voice went to visit the newly re-opened Island Porcelain, now settled in its Lamlash home at Studio 4. Since its opening on Easter weekend, and the launch of the website last week, business owner, artist and now miniature figure maker, Tracy Gibson, has had her hands full, and not just with puffins and guillemots! …

Corrie Film Club

The Levelling The film shown at Corrie Film club on Sunday 13th May will be The Levelling (British 2016 Directed by Hope Dickson Leach. 1 hour 23 mins Cert.15) Somerset, England. Trainee veterinarian Clover Catto (Ellie Kendrick) returns to the farm where she grew up after hearing news that her brother Harry has died in …

Concert – The Kelvin Ensemble

The Kelvin Ensemble is coming to Arran on Saturday 2nd June. The Kelvin Ensemble is a student-run symphony orchestra based at the University of Glasgow and conducted by the very talented John Grant. They recently celebrated their 25th anniversary as an ensemble where they performed a truly outstanding Russian themed concert including Tchaikovsky’s epic 1812 …

TAP – Arran

An update on TAP Arran, and Albatross film showing Think About Plastics – Arran (TAP) took shape at the Coast screening of A Plastic Voyage in February. A steering group was formed there to help gain Arran Plastic Free Coastline status under Surfers Against Sewage guidelines. This website  gives more information about plastic free status and …

Marine News from John Kinsman

Sent by John Kinsman, Marine Correspondent  Nancy Glen Wreck Bodies Moved The bodies of Two Scottish fishermen killed when their trawler capsized have been recovered from the doomed trawler. Salvage experts removed the remains of the Nancy Glen’s skipper Duncan MacDougal 46, and crewman Przemek Krawczyk 38, to a barge on Loch Fyne. A spokesman …