The ecological dimension of mental health

Following our feature last month on the allotments at the Arran Community Land Initiative, Judy Wilkinson, writer and allotments campaigner, argues that disconnection from nature breeds alienation, and looks at community growing as a mechanism for re-connecting people to the natural world. In 1995, Sarah Conn wrote in ‘Ecopsychology’ that we have cut ourselves off …

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 …

New Veggie Box scheme on Arran

Andy and Jenny Macdonald of Kildonan have announced the launch of their new vegetable box scheme. Their fruit and vegetable boxes can be delivered either to drop off points or direct to your door weekly. Go to www.woodsidearran.com for details. They describe Woodside as the beginnings of a local food network for the Island of …