Arran Geopark

Since the middle of last year a team of rangers and footpath workers have been busy working to realise Arran’s bid to become a UNESCO Global Geopark. The idea was formed in 2016 with some key personnel from the Lochranza Centre CiC, the National Trust, and the Arran Access Trust, along with several leading Scottish …

Greenpeace Research on Microplastics in Scottish Seas Published

Scientific microplastic survey of Scottish coastal waters confirms contamination The results from Greenpeace’s 2017 ship tour of Scotland have been published at the beginning of March. The scientists on the Greenpeace ship the Beluga utilised a number of different methodologies to gather more data on plastic pollution in Scottish waters than any previously published survey. …

Arran’s Plastic Free Mission

With the Sunnyside’s school #NaeStrawAtAw Campaign gathering pace, and their Ocean Defenders visiting Arran early on last month, February was a month of action concerning Arran’s plastic free status and the campaigns around it. After the Sunnyside school visit, there was an evening at COAST hosted by Sue Weaver and Deborah Maw, both crew on …

Cheap renewables undercut nuclear power

Cheap renewables undercut nuclear power by Paul Brown of the Climate News Network The technology advances and plunging costs of cheap renewables make base load nuclear power redundant, and cheap renewables are mounting a serious challenge to nuclear power, which in 2017 has had a difficult year. Key projects have been abandoned, costs are rising, …

Arran Community Land Initiative

Happy Christmas and all the best for 2018! A big thanks to everyone who has supported the Community Land in Whiting Bay this year including our trustees, staff, partners, members of the community and funders. We have made huge progress on site with infrastructure and growing projects and involved over 1000 people since April in …