The Allotments at the Arran Community Land Initiative (ACLI)

On a beautiful November afternoon, The Voice went along to the allotments at the Arran Community Land Initiative in Whiting Bay to spend a couple of hours in the company of some of the plot holders – Helen, Jim, Debbie and Woodie the dog. The 18 plots at the Community Land in Whiting Bay were …

Arran Community Land Initiative (ACLI) AGM sets out plans for coming year

By Cheryl Burgess There was a full house for the ACLI AGM, held on November 14th in Whiting Bay Village Hall. ACLI covers an area of 35 hectares of disused farmland in Whiting Bay and was the first Community Buy-out on Arran. It was purchased in December 2014 with monies from the Scottish Land Fund. …

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 …

ACLI News

What happened this month… Arran High School Green Show Brilliant eco fun was had at the beginning of March at the High School as all the pupils had the chance to join in with eco activities throughout the day. This Green Show was co-hosted by ACLI and Eco-Savvy and we also invited COAST, Arran Bee …

Arran Community Land Initiative

Happy Christmas and all the best for 2018! A big thanks to everyone who has supported the Community Land in Whiting Bay this year including our trustees, staff, partners, members of the community and funders. We have made huge progress on site with infrastructure and growing projects and involved over 1000 people since April in …

Land Matters

Weather, poor soils and altitude are all often quoted as factors that prevent trees and other natural vegetation growing across large parts of the Highlands and Islands. This image of a wooded island in Assynt, a wild place but largely bereft of its natural vegetation cover, suggests that trees are perfectly capable of growing when …