25th Arran Folk Festival 7th – 9th June 2019

Here is some news from Arran Events about the upcoming Folk Festival, with details on the exciting evening concerts. There are still tickets left, including the 2-day passes, but they are selling fast! Tickets are available to buy online from www.arranevents.com or in person from Brodick Post office. Friday 7th June Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth …

Summer snorkelling with COAST

Looking for the chance to learn to snorkel safely, build your confidence and have fun, whilst being taught by fully qualified BSAC instructors? Then join COAST for one of our snorkel taster sessions! Participants will learn how to use and fit equipment, how to snorkel safely and then be taken on a snorkelling session to …

Investing in Arran’s Mountain Biking Success

Arran’s MSP Kenneth Gibson reports on the recent further investment in mountain biking by the Scottish government. He points to how this will help expand the island’s established biking trails, support more adventure tourism, and benefit the local thriving mountain biking community. Arran is already home to an enviable network of mountain bike trails. These …

The Friday Garden Party at the Arran Community Land Initiative

Head along to the Arran Community Land on a Friday, for their weekly growing get-together’s! These mornings at the ACLI are running all the way through June and into July, and are a great way to get involved in this fantastic community organisation and to spend some time outside in a beautiful part of the …

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 …