Launch of the Film “Shore” by Invisible Dust at the Screen Machine

Launch of the Film “Shore” by Invisible Dust – Free Screenings! On Friday, July 20, 2018 at 01:00 pm and Friday, July 27, 2018 at 04:00 pm Shore – an ambitious multi-arts and science project reflecting Scotland’s coastal communities’ responses to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) – will launch in Brodick on the Isle of Arran …

Arran Coastal Rowing Club set a new World Record

On Saturday the 30th June, Arran Coastal Rowing Club rowed a relay around Arran in the St Ayles skiff Seabhag. Starting in Lamlash at 5:30am and returning just before 8:25pm, there were crew changes in Kildonan, Blackwaterfoot, Dougarie, Lochranza & Sannox. Twenty two club members took part with several rowing two stages. A total of …

A Supernatural Evening in Whiting Bay – Monday 2nd July

Join author and cultural historian Lynn Holden for an informal evening of ghost stories and other-worldly tales. Lynn will read extracts from her current work-in-progress, A Cultural History of Ghost Stories. She will be exploring, in particular, ghost stories in Jewish folklore such as that of the dybbuk, as well as looking at various other …

Brodick Badgers

The Badgers at Brodick Castle by Jackie Kemp, Arran Ranger Although badgers are found throughout the United Kingdom, they are not native to the Isle of Arran. So, when did they arrive and where did they come from? Articles dating from the end of the 19th century indicate badgers were introduced to Glen Sannox around …

24th Arran Folk Festival

Here is a message about the forth coming Arran Folk Festival, from organisers, Arran Events: Welcome to this year’s programme! Our Festival this year runs from 8th to 10th June. There will, of course, be free afternoon sessions in the wonderful Douglas Hotel, hosted by Uncle Keith. As always, feel free to bring an instrument …

Arran Art Trail’s Second Year

The Arran Art Trail is heading into its second year following its launch last Easter. After the success of the Arran Open Studios’ weekends, now in its sixth year, the year round Art Trail began in April 2017. Artists on Arran wanted to provide both visitors and local people with the opportunity to visit practising …

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 …

What’s it like delivering youth work on an island?

Graeme Johnston was last year named National Youth Worker of the Year for his work with Arran Youth Foundations. He, and fellow youth worker Hollie Watkins, recently won a Mental Health Foundation Scotland award for their work with young folk in Arran. Here Graeme shares what’s special about leading youth work on the island. I …

A Call for Volunteers – Arran Youth Foundations

Arran Youth Foundations is looking for volunteers to help the charity deliver their award-winning youth work sessions. We are looking for anyone who is interested in helping local young people, ensuring they have fun opportunities to socialise and develop. AYF employs two youth workers who run up to 15 sessions a week. What we need most help with is our …

Craft and Company News

Twirling & whirling at Craft Club March craft club was, once again, very well attended and we welcomed some new members. The craft this month was paper quilling and Morag led us through the basics before we all attempted to make a flower card. I think members were surprised how accessible this craft was and …