Harvey, Irma, and climate change: why they won’t change minds

Harvey, Irma, and climate change: why they won’t change minds Why it will struggle to matter: Here’s a look at why Harvey and Irma could become flashpoints in the public’s views on climate change, yet simultaneously fail to move the needle much, partly because humans have short attention spans, are too wedded to preconceived notions, …

The Marine Conservation Society and COAST welcome the bottle deposit return scheme

Deposit returns to be a reality for Scotland; system for bottles and drinks cans announced. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) welcomes the commitment to a bottle deposit return system made by Scottish Government. Catherine Gemmell, Scotland Conservation Officer said: “As a founding partner in the Have You Got The Bottle campaign, we are absolutely thrilled …

Arctic riches: A most insane discussion

As climate change rips away the icy armor of the Arctic, nations surrounding the North Pole and companies eager to exploit the area’s mineral wealth–particularly oil and natural gas–are growing giddy with anticipation, writes Kurt Cobb in Bella Caledonia. So reports the Associated Press, though the AP is by no means the first to report …

COAST News: Continued salmon farm expansion in Arran’s MPA

COAST News Following the recent withdrawal by the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) of their application to expand their farm within our Marine Protected Area at Lamlash Bay, the Jersey-registered, banker-owned, Oslo-traded company, have almost immediately announced that they will be reapplying to expand the farm further and put in place newer and larger open cage …

Eco Savvy’s Reuse Micro Hubs

A New Message from Eco Savvy Arran Eco Savvy is delighted to welcome Judith King. Judith is Eco Savvy’s Reuse Micro-hubs project manager. Micro-hub managers  have now been employed  as part time managers for our villages. Eco-Savvy’s new project is  Arran Eco Savvy Reuse Micro-hubs, which aims to create an island wide network of reuse …

The Song of the Sea Dragon

The Song of the Sea Dragon By Sue Weaver I’ve been here a long, long time, swimming deep, shimmering and swirling, taking shape – if you can call it that – from light and fire, star radiance, azure pearliness and moonshine. My Sea Dragon home is the ocean, all of it, that vast, never ending …

Denier-in-Chief Trump Should Read NOAA’s Frightening New Climate Report

Denier-in-Chief Trump Should Read NOAA’s Frightening New Climate Report; with “highest concentration of CO2 in the air in 800,000 years,” how much more proof does president need? By Jake Johnson, staff writer at Common Dreams With a climate denier in the Oval Office, a “fossil fuel puppet” heading the Environmental Protection Agency, and Big Oil …

Arran Coast News

And COAST now reports that the first set of 2017 surveys in Lamlash Bay no-take Marine Reserve are complete. Highest lobster numbers ever!

Eco Savvy news

All round the island the Eco Savvy Village Hubs are getting up and running; Lochranza, Pirnmill, Corrie, Kilmory, Lamlash and others. Here are the details of Kilmory: The Kilmory Eco Savvy Hub has new regular opening hours. It will be open on Mondays and Fridays from 12-3pm in the main hall at Kilmory Haven. Do …

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 …