Meet Arran Author Alison Page

Author and Arran resident Alison Page took time out of her very busy schedule to talk to the Voice and tell us about her new book The Westie Fest! Hi Alison. Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your new book The Westie Fest. Hi Elsa. I am married to John and we …

The Healing Quality of Sound

On the recommendation of several people, last month the Voice went along to one of The Harmony Tree’s monthly Soundbaths at the Ormidale Pavillion in Brodick. Here, Jill from the Harmony Tree talks to the Voice about how she started working with Sound, how she uses it therapeutically to help people with a variety of …

News from Eco Savvy

Eco Savvy’s Energy Challenge This year Arran Eco Savvy has an even larger project ahead of themselves and have hired 3 new employees to add to the team! The overall aim of the project is to reduce the carbon emissions of the island, by providing FREE domestic energy audits and advising locals on the best …

Stories from Scotland’s Seabed Part 2 – Native Oysters

In their series Stories from Scotland’s Seabed, the campaigning organisation Open Seas look at different seafloor species and their role in underpinning the health of our sea. They focus on three particular species which (along with 70 others) have been identified as “Priority Marine Features” by the Scottish government, and are some of the most important species …

Women in Black, a reflection

Some thoughts on the Arran Women in Black group, by Sue Weaver. Arran Women in Black meet for an hour on the last Saturday of the month in Brodick, near the ferry terminal. From 1.00 till 2.00 we stand, often in silence, holding a banner that says we are standing for peace. In the silence, …