The Torchlight Challenge 2018

A message from the Arran Ranger Service: Are you a keen hillwalker? Are you looking for a unique and magical experience you’ll never forget? Register now for the Torchlight Challenge at Goatfell on Sat 15th Sep. Join our experienced mountain rangers on a night walk to the top, where we’ll shine a beacon back to …

Marine News

By John Kinsman, St Monans Coastwatch, Fife. PASSENGERS STRANDED ON WAVERLY Hundred of passengers on the paddle steamer Waverly were left high and dry when the vessel broke down in the middle of the Firth of Clyde. The Waverly was stuck between Helensburgh and Greenock for several hours but later made it in to Greenock. Waverly …

Music Arran concert – Rose Room

Rose Room will be playing at Whiting Bay Hall on Friday 28th September at 7.30pm Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by the Gypsy Jazz genre. Sharing a love of Swing music and the style of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their “vigorous and vivacious” …

Corrie Film Club

Insyriated (Belgium/France. 2017. Directed by Philppe Van Leeuw. 85 min. Cert 15.) will be showing at Corrie film club on Sunday 16th September at 8 pm. A brutally tough drama from writer-director Philippe Van Leeuw. The scene is a crowded apartment in the Syrian capital Damascus, in which a family is barricaded, effectively imprisoned by …

Poem for September

Nightrunning So much cold even the moon can’t swallow it or the harbour in its fishy dark. You balance your breath like a bowl of dry ice. It’s all a mistake, this body, this job, this love. Somewhere inside where the heart spins hard on its string is an animal watching. It scratches at night, …