The AOS Biscuit Tin Iniaitive

Following the success of last year’s Biscuit Tin Initiative, Arran Open Studios, (AOS), is again this year distributing biscuit tins across the island. For those new to the idea, the biscuit tins, kindly donated by Patersons of Arran, will be filled with pencils, sharpeners, rubbers, blank postcards. These will be put in places where people …

Arran Open Studios Weekend 2018

The Arran Open Studios Weekend 2018 is: Friday 10th – Monday 13th August, 2018 Arran Open Studios 7th Year features 40 participating studios covering every art discipline. Watercolour, oil and acrylic painting, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics, weaving, stained glass and jewellery, and fine furniture making. Purchase, commission, or simply chat to makers in …

Mara Restaurant and Delicatessen

A review of Mara, contributed by Heather Gough Recently opened in Corrie, to the delight of locals and visitors alike, Mara is a seafood restaurant and delicatessen with a difference. Run by Kirsty and Gordon Decaestecker, assisted by Sophia Perry, it offers delicious and unusual seafood as a coffee and lunchtime spot. Local girl, Kirsty …

Poem for August

The Marine Biologist FUCK EVERYTHING BECOME A PIRATE declares my t-shirt, but I don’t mean it. Ocean invertebrates are inconceivably lovely. Each morning, I lower a bucket over the side of the ship, clank it back up on deck, then stick my hand inside the sea’s feely bag. In countless numbers, the fjord system’s summer …

Marine News by John Kinsman

Marine News from John Kinsman, St Monans Coastwatch, Fife Far East Markets Getting Taste for Fife Shellfish  East Neuk of Fife fishermen could turn Brexit to their advantage and hold the gun to the head of Europe instead of the other way around, a fisherman has claimed. The Pittenweem based businessman who asked not to …

Corrie Film Club – Lion

The film showing in Corrie hall on Sunday 12th August at 8pm is Lion (Australia. 2017. Director Garth Davis. Cert. PG. 1 hour 58mins) The true story of a five year old, Saroo, who gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from his home and family. Accompanying his older …