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 …

Music Arran Concert with Escocia Duo

The Escocia Duo will be performing at the next Music Arran concert, on Saturday 16th March, in Brodick Hall at 7.30 pm. Newly established duo Chilean Guitarist Roberto Kuhn and Yorkshire Violinist Katrina Lee play a diverse variety of music ranging from Paganini to Piazzolla. Roberto Hernán Kuhn Versluys is a Masters student, studying at …

How to Live Sustainably on the Isle of Arran in 2019

By Simon Ross-Gill Simon Ross-Gill is a graphic designer who grew up on Arran and spent seven years living in Peru. He has worked for Woodside Arran, helped COAST set up the Octopus Centre, volunteered at Eco Savvy’s Whiting Bay shop, has been on the Think About Plastic steering committee and has volunteered at a …

TAP Arran Gains National Environmental Award

The Isle of Arran is Scotland’s first Surfers Against Sewage accredited ‘Plastic Free Community’ as it takes action on single-use plastic. The Isle of Arran has become Scotland’s first community to join a network of communities across the UK that are leading the way on tackling throw away plastic. In recognition of the islands work …

Volunteer days at the Arran Community Land Initiative

Volunteer Days How about a few hours in the fresh air, in good company, helping to undertake useful tasks for this community enterprise? The next Volunteer Day is Saturday February 9th from 10am – 3pm or just come along for as long as you can….   The main tasks will be maintenance and cleaning of …

Corrie Film Club Day in the Dark Film Festival 2019

On Saturday 2nd February, Corrie Film Club hosts its free mini film festival Day in the Dark. 10.00 Scottish Shorts and coffee 10.45 A Matter of Life and Death 12.30 – 1.00 Lunch 1.00 – 2.50 Lenny 2.50 – 4.30 The Odd Couple 4.30 Tea and cake 4.45 – 6.30 The Graduate 6.30 – 7.30 …