Arran Geofest 2018

This year’s ARRAN GEOFEST 2018 is 12th – 14th October, hosted by Arran Geopark Come and experience Arran’s fantastic geology! Programme is as follows: Friday 12th 18:30—20:00 Talk: Introduction to Arran Geology. Tea and scones. (Heritage Centre) Saturday 13th 10:00—12:00 Walk 1: Hutton’s Unconformity (Lochranza) 11:00—16:00 Walk 2: Geology of North Arran (Lochranza) 11:00—15:00 Walk …

McLellan Festival Fiddle Workshop

On Thursday 6th September there will be a fiddle workshop at the High school at 2.00pm, with renowned fiddler Paul Anderson. If there are any fiddlers out there, this sounds like a workshop not to be missed! It is open to both young people at the High school and adults. Paul is one of the most …

National Chamber Music Day in Arran

September 15th is National Chamber Music Day, and Enterprise Music Scotland along with Music Arran and Coast, are running an ‘Eco music’ themed day in Lamlash. The organisers at Enterprise Music Scotland write: On the 15th of September, Enterprise Music Scotland (EMS) will host National Chamber Music Day 2018, the event which celebrates chamber music …

The Torchlight Challenge 2018

A message from the Arran Ranger Service: Are you a keen hillwalker? Are you looking for a unique and magical experience you’ll never forget? Register now for the Torchlight Challenge at Goatfell on Sat 15th Sep. Join our experienced mountain rangers on a night walk to the top, where we’ll shine a beacon back to …

Music Arran concert – Rose Room

Rose Room will be playing at Whiting Bay Hall on Friday 28th September at 7.30pm Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by the Gypsy Jazz genre. Sharing a love of Swing music and the style of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their “vigorous and vivacious” …

‘Music Arran’ Double Bill 24th and 25th August

On the weekend of 24th and 25th August, Music Arran present two concerts. On Friday night the Portuguese pianist Joana Gama and violinist Sandie Bishop will play at the High School in Lamlash, and on Saturday night the jazz group Swing 2018 will play in Whiting Bay, accompanied by vocalist Seonaid Aitken. Friday 24th August …

Meet Arran Author Alison Page

Author and Arran resident Alison Page took time out of her very busy schedule to talk to the Voice and tell us about her new book The Westie Fest! Hi Alison. Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your new book The Westie Fest. Hi Elsa. I am married to John and we …

The Healing Quality of Sound

On the recommendation of several people, last month the Voice went along to one of The Harmony Tree’s monthly Soundbaths at the Ormidale Pavillion in Brodick. Here, Jill from the Harmony Tree talks to the Voice about how she started working with Sound, how she uses it therapeutically to help people with a variety of …

100 Years of Women and the Vote art installation

A Glasgow based artist has made an installation, now on at the Rutherglen Library in Glasgow, around a banner she has created to mark the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. Christina Quarrell, who is a regular visitor to Arran told the Voice,  “The art installation came about because I wanted to create …

Hiroshima Memorial Event – Sunday 5th August Lamlash Green

Two Important Events with Arran CND Coming Up Hiroshima Commemoration Long standing Arran residents will know that there has been a tradition on the island of witnessing for peace on Hiroshima Day (6th August). There is a Peace Tree and plaque near the car park in Whiting Bay. A quiet reflection will take place at …