A Rewilding Charter from Scotland: the Big Picture

It wasn’t so long ago that a vibrant, wild forest stretched across much of Scotland. Beavers and cranes found sanctuary in extensive wetlands, salmon and trout filled Scotland’s rivers and lynx, wolf and wild boar stalked woodland glades. Scotland has become an ecological shadow of its former self with many species extinct and habitats degraded. …

A Celebration of Sixty Years of Scottish CND – Scotland: A Peace of History

By Mike Small The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has created a mobile exhibition featuring sixty years of the anti-nuclear movement in Scotland. Launched last month at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, Scottish CND has made a visual timeline with accompanying video testimonies from key figures in the nuclear disarmament movement. Scottish CND, which turned …

How to make your own wax cloths

Contributed by Antonia Murphy, visitor to Arran, writer, and psychotherapist. Here’s a helpful and ecologically sound tip for all those left overs lurking in your fridge after the Christmas festivities. Instead of using cling film – notoriously non bio degradable – why not try this simple, wipe clean alternative. Simply cut up any old clean …

Music Arran concert Pure Brass

Pure Brass, will play an afternoon concert in Brodick Hall on Saturday 19th January at 2pm. Pure Brass, are one of the UK’s most established brass quintets. The quintet features Bede Williams, Andrew Connell- Smith and Iain Archibald on trumpets, Feargus Kerr on French Horn, Chris Mansfield on trombone and Danielle Price on Tuba. Since their …

Corrie Film Club in January

The film showing on Sunday 13th January at 8pm in Corrie Hall is Leave No Trace (Director Debra Granik USA 2017 109 mins Cert PG). Debra Granik’s follow-up to her acclaimed ‘Winter’s Bone’ follows the story of troubled US veteran Will (Ben Foster) who has opted out to live a life in the wild with …

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 …

The Reforesting Glen Rosa Project

November has seen the start of the National Trust project to reforest Glen Rosa. Earlier in the year the National Trust for Scotland unveiled an initiative to plant 32 hectares of native trees in Glen Rosa. The Trust aims to renew the natural habitat for wildlife on the island, as well as ensure the preservation …

Poetry event with an ocean theme

A message from Arran Poets and COAST… This is to invite you to a poetry gig at 7.30 pm on Thursday 6th December in the Brodick Bar. As usual we are holding our poetry celebration out of step with the rest of the country which does National Poetry Day in October. This year we are …

52 Stitched Stories Community Arts Project

52 Stitched Stories – Community arts project with Earth Threads Launch event – Friday 7th December at Coast in Whiting Bay anytime between 11 and 2pm. This project is open to all. The ambition is for everyone involved to create a textile postcard once a week during 2019. The 52 postcards are designed to reflect …

Corrie’s Christmas Art Competition

Corrie, star terrier of The Westie Fest, a lovely children’s book published this year by Arran author Alison Page, is holding a Christmas Art competition. For any Voice readers out there who know both a little one and Corrie and would like to join in, send your entries in by 5th December… Children aged 8 …