A Celebration of Whiting Bay Past and Present

A message from the Whiting Bay Memories group… Whiting Bay Memories group have been very busy planning and organising a weekend of celebrations. The event takes place in the village hall and around the village on Saturday & Sunday May 11th & 12th. Planning has included a small group of volunteers spending many hours making …

A Celebration of Jazz

A Celebration of Jazz          Sunday 12th May 2019             The PHT, Lamlash, Arran The Pierhead Tavern (PHT) in Lamlash have organised a celebration of Jazz on Sunday 12th May for those both interested in traditional jazz standards and New Orleans Jazz. There will be an offering donation …

Events at COAST in May

Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May  Seagrass community film workshop Are you interested in filming and photographing what you see above and below the water? Are you keen to learn how to edit content and contribute to a community film at the same time? Do you enjoy snorkelling and/or being by the sea? Want to …

The NTS 2019 Torchlight Challenge

Climb one of Scotland’s iconic peaks in the company of an experienced mountain ranger with a small group of fellow walkers on Saturday 27 April 2019. The Torchlight Challenge Ben Lomond/Ben Lawers/Goat Fell, Saturday 27 April 2019, Registration Fee: £15 The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) is holding its popular Torchlight Challenge at the end …

The Ultra Tour of Arran 2019

A message from the Rat Race team about the forthcoming Ultra Tour of Arran –  Following the major success of the inaugural Ultra Tour of Arran in 2018, Rat Race Adventure Sports will again stage the audacious 100km off-road running challenge on the Isle of Arran on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April 2019. On …

Breton folk band Dremmwel comes to Arran

Celtic Cousins tour – Dremmwel play Scotland in May 2019 Arran is very fortunate to be the first stop on the Scottish Tour of the innovative Breton folk band ‘Dremmwel’, with a concert planned for 11th May at Corrie and Sannox Village Hall (7.30pm, BYOB). The name means ‘horizon’ and the band’s six albums since …

Local poet launches new collection

Making a Halo Round the Ordinary March will be an important milestone for local poet David Underdown who launches his second poetry collection in Corrie Hall on Sunday 17th. David has been living – and writing – on the island for over twenty years. He says he always had a plan to make more time …

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, …

Corrie Film Club in March

The next film showing in Corrie Village Hall on Sunday March 10th at 8 pm, is Paterson (Director Jim Jarmusch USA 2007 118 mins Cert PG ). A gentle drama starring Adam Driver as a bus driver and poet, and his wife Golshifteh Farahani who runs a cup-cake business and dreams of being a country …