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 …

New Tim Pomeroy Exhibition in Edinburgh

MARBLE SLATE WOOD – NEW SCULPTURE BY TIM POMEROY Arran-based stone carver and artist, Tim Pomeroy, opens a one man exhibition at The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh on Friday 16th November. It runs until Saturday 22nd December. This is his third show with The Fine Art Society. Based on northern European archaeology, natural history …

Music Arran present AB24

The next Music Arran concert is on Saturday 17th November in Brodick Hall at 7.30pm, with music from AB24 Aberdeen Baroque. AB24 Aberdeen Baroque are a violin, piano, and cello trio, and will be playing music by Bach and Vivaldi. AB24 is a new ensemble offering a myriad of different instrumental combinations. Its three players between them …

Climate Week Scotland

Climate Week Scotland is from 1st to 5th October Climate Week is a national initiative designed to raise awareness and inspire action on climate change. There are lots of great ways to get involved and either host or attend an event. Organisations have run fantastic Climate Week events in past years. These include guided bike …

Messy Church starting in Lamlash

Messy Church sessions are starting at Lamlash Church this autumn. Messy church – is a way of being church for families involving fun is found across the world values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration

Music Arran presents Sax Ecosse

On Saturday 20th October, the saxophone quartet, Sax Ecosse will play in Brodick Hall, at 7.30pm Sax Ecosse is a vibrant saxophone quartet which has enjoyed considerable success as a chamber ensemble throughout the UK and Europe. Recent engagements range from The Edinburgh International Festival, The Usher Hall, Emerging Artist Series, Celtic Connections, and Cottiers …