Milestones for Sustainable Island Life

Milestones for Sustainable Island Life Arran residents have supported Eco Savvy’s Sustainable Island Life Project with some exciting milestones being reached! Travel & Transport Eco Savvy currently has 10 ebikes in use with Arran organisations for their Arran Eco Ebike Challenge – a scheme where Arran businesses can borrow ebikes for their staff to use …

Bagel Baking Workshop

Imagine homemade bagels, warm from the oven and served just the way you like them. Sound good? At a recent event on Arran, a guest said he was excited about the homemade bagels and wished they were easier to find here. When he was told they were actually simple to make, several people asked for …

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 …