An evening with poet Sinead Morrissey 31st August

An evening with poet Sinead Morrissey to begin the McLellan Arts Festival This year the festival will run from 31st August to 9th September 2018. The McLellan Arts festival focuses on poetry, music, film and drama as well as providing workshops for adults and young people in these areas. The Poetry Competition has thrived and now …

The AOS Biscuit Tin Iniaitive

Following the success of last year’s Biscuit Tin Initiative, Arran Open Studios, (AOS), is again this year distributing biscuit tins across the island. For those new to the idea, the biscuit tins, kindly donated by Patersons of Arran, will be filled with pencils, sharpeners, rubbers, blank postcards. These will be put in places where people …

Arran Open Studios Weekend 2018

The Arran Open Studios Weekend 2018 is: Friday 10th – Monday 13th August, 2018 Arran Open Studios 7th Year features 40 participating studios covering every art discipline. Watercolour, oil and acrylic painting, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics, weaving, stained glass and jewellery, and fine furniture making. Purchase, commission, or simply chat to makers in …

Corrie Film Club – Lion

The film showing in Corrie hall on Sunday 12th August at 8pm is Lion (Australia. 2017. Director Garth Davis. Cert. PG. 1 hour 58mins) The true story of a five year old, Saroo, who gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from his home and family. Accompanying his older …

Launch of the Film “Shore” by Invisible Dust at the Screen Machine

Launch of the Film “Shore” by Invisible Dust – Free Screenings! On Friday, July 20, 2018 at 01:00 pm and Friday, July 27, 2018 at 04:00 pm Shore – an ambitious multi-arts and science project reflecting Scotland’s coastal communities’ responses to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) – will launch in Brodick on the Isle of Arran …

Arran Coastal Rowing Club set a new World Record

On Saturday the 30th June, Arran Coastal Rowing Club rowed a relay around Arran in the St Ayles skiff Seabhag. Starting in Lamlash at 5:30am and returning just before 8:25pm, there were crew changes in Kildonan, Blackwaterfoot, Dougarie, Lochranza & Sannox. Twenty two club members took part with several rowing two stages. A total of …

A Supernatural Evening in Whiting Bay – Monday 2nd July

Join author and cultural historian Lynn Holden for an informal evening of ghost stories and other-worldly tales. Lynn will read extracts from her current work-in-progress, A Cultural History of Ghost Stories. She will be exploring, in particular, ghost stories in Jewish folklore such as that of the dybbuk, as well as looking at various other …

Brodick Badgers

The Badgers at Brodick Castle by Jackie Kemp, Arran Ranger Although badgers are found throughout the United Kingdom, they are not native to the Isle of Arran. So, when did they arrive and where did they come from? Articles dating from the end of the 19th century indicate badgers were introduced to Glen Sannox around …

24th Arran Folk Festival

Here is a message about the forth coming Arran Folk Festival, from organisers, Arran Events: Welcome to this year’s programme! Our Festival this year runs from 8th to 10th June. There will, of course, be free afternoon sessions in the wonderful Douglas Hotel, hosted by Uncle Keith. As always, feel free to bring an instrument …