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 …

Best ways to cut climate change are overlooked

Governments and schools are failing to help people to recognise the best ways to cut climate change, researchers say. by Alex Kirby Teachers and policymakers are missing a golden opportunity to show people the best ways to cut climate change and reduce their carbon footprint, a study says. It identifies four ways of behaving that …

Cruise ships can emit as much particulate matter as a million cars every day

Cruise ships can emit as much particulate matter as a million cars every day and the air quality on deck can be as bad as the world’s most polluted cities, according to a new investigation. An undercover investigation by the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 television station has revealed the shocking levels of pollution found on …

The cost of Scottish Marine Protected Areas, a year down the line

Phil Taylor is campaigns manager at Open Seas. Following on from Stephen Brown’s article above, readers of the Voice may be interested to see the results of research conducted by Phil Taylor of Open Seas. The full article can be found here but the conclusion is that “across the majority of ports studied, the establishment …