Arran, the Solar Island

A Report from Eco Savvy Sunlight is free, and many Arran households are implementing solar PV to capture this free resource, cut electricity costs and minimise fossil fuel dependence to benefit our environment. Eco Savvy is excited to report that out of the 25 households we are helping along in Solar PV projects, 4 installs …

Tonic of the Wilderness

Psychoterratica is the trauma caused by distance from nature By Ephrat Livni, published on the news website Quartz.com on February 24, 2019 You’ve got problems. Perhaps more than you know. Apart from all the usual woes—work, relationships, money, time—the civilized life may also be causing you psychological trauma. Disconnection from nature can be bad for …

Heather Lodge, Brodick

Holistic Therapy Centre Open Days Islands are often regarded as ‘special places’ both by residents and visitors, with a different atmosphere and way of life. It’s not unusual for visiting tourists to see Arran as an environment for recreation, rejuvenation and health. In older times, Arran was known to the Gaels as An t-Eilan Ubhalach, …

COAST is Recruiting!

Do you have the skills and enthusiasm to help COAST at their new Marine Activities and Learning Centre on the shores of Arran’s community-led No Take Zone and Marine Protected Area? COAST is looking to recruit two Volunteer Marine Programme Assistants for the summer. The closing date for applications is 5 pm on 17th March …

Arran CND: the year ahead

A report from Arran’s CND group, by Cheryl Burgess Arran CND has held its first meeting of the year at which there was enthusiastic planning of the year’s events. The centrepiece of the year will be the visit to Arran of the Scotland: a Peace of History exhibition celebrating sixty years of CND activism in …