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 …

The Co-operative’s Food Share Initiative

It has been estimated that homes across the UK throw away approximately 6.7 million tonnes of food each year. Most ends up in landfill sites, where its decomposition releases the greenhouse gas methane. When talking about food waste, the most frequently given figure puts the amount at one third. So for example one third of …

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 …

The Arran Gin Company and Blackwater Bakehouse

The Voice went to visit George Grassie and his team at the Blackwater Bakehouse where they have been baking amazing bread (and other delicious things) for some years now. More recently George, along with Stuart Fraser from the Bay Stores in Whiting Bay, has established the Arran Gin company. An hour spent amongst the floury …