The ecological dimension of mental health

Following our feature last month on the allotments at the Arran Community Land Initiative, Judy Wilkinson, writer and allotments campaigner, argues that disconnection from nature breeds alienation, and looks at community growing as a mechanism for re-connecting people to the natural world. In 1995, Sarah Conn wrote in ‘Ecopsychology’ that we have cut ourselves off …

The Tragedy of the Iolaire

By Kenneth Gibson MSP  Many readers will know of the horror that befell HMS Dasher in 1943 between Ardrossan and Brodick, yet this might be the first time they have heard of the Iolaire tragedy, the worst peacetime British sea disaster since the Titanic; one that hit the Isle of Lewis and its close-knit communities …

The Garden in December

The garden is quite bare in December but Daphne Bholua “Jacqueline Postill” never fails to impress:     Also this month we bring you a selection of photographs taken in the garden at Blairbeg House during the Spring and early summer 2018:     Thanks to John Campbell for sending us these photographs.

A Celebration of Sixty Years of Scottish CND – Scotland: A Peace of History

By Mike Small The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has created a mobile exhibition featuring sixty years of the anti-nuclear movement in Scotland. Launched last month at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, Scottish CND has made a visual timeline with accompanying video testimonies from key figures in the nuclear disarmament movement. Scottish CND, which turned …