Last Word

“If we lose the railways … we have forgotten how to live collectively.” Tony Judt, philosopher and historian.

Arran Open Studios Weekend

The Open Studios Weekend, now in its sixth year will once again feature many local artists, working in a wide variety of disciplines including painting, drawing, etching, sculpture, pottery, needlework, jewellery and furniture. This year’s dates are: Friday 11th – Monday 14th August 2017 You can find more details and the full event brochure here. This year …

Tim Pomeroy at work

Running maintenance to the Sillar memorial seat on Kildonan shore (erected 2008). For those who don’t know it, the inscription from Kahlil Gibran reads ‘does the song of the sea end on the shore or in the hearts of those who listen?’ Tim, man of many talents, is also organising a poetry reading at Altachorvie, …

Jan Inglis Art Show

A date for the diary Friday 25 – Monday 28 August, 11-6 in Corrie Hall. Come and see Jan’s wonderful seascapes! Jan says that “earth, sea & sky are influenced by light. In painting I am attempting to express this fluid complexity. The most important considerations I have when working are the presence of light and …

Folk for Roots

The Roots of Arran Community Woodland group held their AGM on the 15th July at The Altachorvie, followed by a musical evening hosted by Keith Robertson. An appreciative crowd listened to (and joined in with) many local musicians performing songs both traditional and modern, and the whole evening was a grand celebration of this fine …

Crafts on Arran

It is a great time to be involved in art and crafts on the island. In recent months, a new Crafts & Company Collective has sprung to life offering a craft club, workshops and a brand new monthly Arran Crafts Fayre. These events have been very well supported and much more is planned. Coral Smith …

Poem for August

Mirror In my mother’s house is the friendly mirror, the only glass in which I look and think I see myself, think, yes, that’s what I think I’m like. that’s who I am. The only glass in which I look and smile. Just as this baby smiles at the baby who always smiles at her, …