Corrie Film Club

The film to be shown on the 13th August at 8pm in Corrie and Sannox Village Hall is Rosetta (1999, France/Belgium, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 94 mins, Cert 15). This is the Dardenne brothers’ unflinching study of a young woman’s struggle to escape poverty, which unanimously won the Palme d’Or and the Best …

Arran Open Studios Weekend

The Open Studios Weekend, now in its sixth year will once again feature many local artists, working in a wide variety of disciplines including painting, drawing, etching, sculpture, pottery, needlework, jewellery and furniture. This year’s dates are: Friday 11th – Monday 14th August 2017 You can find more details and the full event brochure here. This year …

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 …

Identifying Eagles on Arran

Is it a plane? Is it a bird? Is it Superman? Many visitors to the island scan the sky for eagles, but are not sure whether they are seeing eagles or buzzards. Eagles are simply magnificent, and the assumption is that they will be easy to identify. But distant views of birds can lead to …

Crafts on Arran

It is a great time to be involved in art and crafts on the island. In recent months, a new Crafts & Company Collective has sprung to life offering a craft club, workshops and a brand new monthly Arran Crafts Fayre. These events have been very well supported and much more is planned. Coral Smith …

Sea Dragon to sail into Lamlash Bay on 17th August

by Sue Weaver of Kildonan eXXpedition Round Britain’s yacht Sea Dragon will complete the first leg of her voyage around the British Isles by sailing into Lamlash Bay on August 17th. With her all-women crew of 14 – mostly volunteers – she’s trawling for plastics and toxics in the seas around Britain, aiming to complete …