News from the Arran Community Land

Summer 2018 has been ACLI’s most productive yet! With volunteer days held every Thursday, successful open days, and school groups visiting to help out during term time, the community gardens have been bustling with life. Below are photos which highlight the success of this summer! Visiting Groups Groups from Arran High School and Whiting Bay …

Poem for October

Rooms I remember rooms that have had their part In the steady slowing down of the heart. The room in Paris, the room at Geneva, The little damp room with the seaweed smell, And that ceaseless maddening sound of the tide — Rooms where for good or for ill — things died. But there is …

Music Arran presents Sax Ecosse

On Saturday 20th October, the saxophone quartet, Sax Ecosse will play in Brodick Hall, at 7.30pm Sax Ecosse is a vibrant saxophone quartet which has enjoyed considerable success as a chamber ensemble throughout the UK and Europe. Recent engagements range from The Edinburgh International Festival, The Usher Hall, Emerging Artist Series, Celtic Connections, and Cottiers …

Arran Geofest 2018

This year’s ARRAN GEOFEST 2018 is 12th – 14th October, hosted by Arran Geopark Come and experience Arran’s fantastic geology! Programme is as follows: Friday 12th 18:30—20:00 Talk: Introduction to Arran Geology. Tea and scones. (Heritage Centre) Saturday 13th 10:00—12:00 Walk 1: Hutton’s Unconformity (Lochranza) 11:00—16:00 Walk 2: Geology of North Arran (Lochranza) 11:00—15:00 Walk …

Marine News

Marine News from John Kinsman, at St Monans Coastguard, Fife. Boat’s Grounding Disrupts Ferry Services A damaged boat prevented ferry services operating to and from Harris. The MV Fame which was carrying fish feed ran aground near Tarbert on Sunday morning 16th September. It was later refloated and has been tied up at the Caledonian …