A Call for Volunteers – Arran Youth Foundations

Arran Youth Foundations is looking for volunteers to help the charity deliver their award-winning youth work sessions. We are looking for anyone who is interested in helping local young people, ensuring they have fun opportunities to socialise and develop. AYF employs two youth workers who run up to 15 sessions a week. What we need most help with is our …

Craft and Company News

Twirling & whirling at Craft Club March craft club was, once again, very well attended and we welcomed some new members. The craft this month was paper quilling and Morag led us through the basics before we all attempted to make a flower card. I think members were surprised how accessible this craft was and …

Run Scotland in two days with the new Ultra Tour of Arran

On 14 and 15 April 2018, Race Race Adventure Sports, the UK’s favourite adventure challenge event organiser, 50% of whose annual events are staged in Scotland, will add The Ultra Tour of Arran (UTA), a two day, fully supported and waymarked, off-road adventure run, packing a 100km Ultra distance route and an overall vertical gain …

Mary Reid Concert – Music Arran

Mary Reid, the internationally distinguished harpist, is coming to Arran next month. Her concert for Music Arran is at 7.30 on Saturday, 17th March, in Brodick Hall. Mary grew up in Edinburgh, and began learning the clarsach here, but as a teenager she moved with her family to America, and continued her musical studies there …

News from the Arran Community Land Initiative

Fruit Walk under way The planting of the new orchard is well under way with all our helpers from Arran High, Arran Outdoor Education Centre groups and other volunteers. There will be signage going up soon and a lovely fruit walk to explore and learn about the fruit trees, different ways to grow them, their …

An Intuitive Start to the Year

Our first craft club of the new year was very well attended and we welcomed lots of new members. The session was devoted to intuitive art journaling and led by Fiona Doubleday. This school of journaling draws on both art and meditation and members were set two ‘intuitive’ exercises to complete in two hours. It …

New year, new craft?

  Crafts and company will begin their craft club once again in 2018 with a great programme already in place. Learning a new craft or polishing up an existing one with good company and tea and cake is a lovely way to spend a few hours. During 2017 craft club grew in popularity with a …

Arran Coastal Way – a new guide

Rucksack Readers is a specialist publisher that has produced over 35 weather proof guidebooks for walkers, trekkers and cyclists since 2000. New for 2018, they have published a guide to The Arran Coastal Way which, in 2017, was recognised as one of Scotland’s Great Trails. Written by Jacquetta Megarry, it contains all you need to plan and enjoy …

Music Arran

An Evening of Jazz Music Arran have an exciting evening in store for jazz fans on Saturday 18th November – and not only for confirmed jazz fans, as the concert is sure to be a pleasure for all comers. New Focus, started by saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski and pianist Euan Stevenson, has been described as one …

Young Talent From Arran

On Saturday 23rd September, Arran residents and visitors alike will have an opportunity to enjoy the talents of an array of young musicians nurtured by the island in recent years. It is an opportunity not to be missed. The concert, under the auspices of the Isle of Arran Music Society, will be headlined by the …