Corrie Food Festival 2019

…Announcing the next Corrie Food Festival on SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER in Corrie Village Hall. Profits will go towards the legal costs incurred by Lizanne Zeitsman’s visa refusal and to charities which help those in similar situations without the support network which Arran provides. The festival starts at 12pm and goes on until 5pm, and you’ll …

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

A highly successful Macmillan Coffee Morning took place at the end of September, at the Trust Housing, McKelvie Road in Lamlash, organised by Julia Le Masurier. Words by Alice Maxwell, photos by Mairi Simpson. Julia was inspired to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support after seeing the invaluable help the Macmillan nurses gave her sister …

News from the Eco Savvy Food Programme

Jess Wallace, sustainable food coordinator at Eco Savvy, updates us on the latest events to take place on the new Food Programme. It’s been an exciting start to the Eco Savvy Food Programme! A few weeks back we had our ‘Fermentation station’ workshop. This was a well attended evening where participants learnt the basics of …

Arran Gin in the news

For anyone who missed it, this wee piece on the Arran Gin company was in the article That’s the spirit: discover the Scottish gin distillers making waves in 2019 on 21st June in The Herald. Arran Gin – the story of an island shopkeeper and artisanal baker, coming together to create a genuinely unique liquid …

Arran Supper Club Recipe

East Asian Tofu Recipe  A vegan recipe contributed from the Arran Supper Club, which proved very popular at the East Asian evening they held at the start of February: 3tbsp soy sauce 1tbsp Mirin (Or honey/ agave syrup) 1tsp sesame oil 2tsp finely grated ginger 1tbsp neutral flavoured oil (canola or rapeseed are good) 1.5tbsp …

Corrie Food Festival

The first ever Corrie Food Festival was held in the Village hall last Saturday, 27th October, and by the large numbers filling the hall (people were apparently queuing to get in before the event opened at 12), it got off to a thriving start. By 2.30pm the hall was so crowded it was hard to …

Mara Restaurant and Delicatessen

A review of Mara, contributed by Heather Gough Recently opened in Corrie, to the delight of locals and visitors alike, Mara is a seafood restaurant and delicatessen with a difference. Run by Kirsty and Gordon Decaestecker, assisted by Sophia Perry, it offers delicious and unusual seafood as a coffee and lunchtime spot. Local girl, Kirsty …

The Real Food Shop

We spoke to Andy who was in the van on a beautiful May morning at its weekly Brodick stop. Andy and Jenny McDonald, of Woodside Farm in Kildonan, are the organic growers, and brains, behind the Real Food Shop. Andy had been up and ‘cropping’ salad and herbs for the shop that morning at 7 …