Messy Church starting in Lamlash

Messy Church sessions are starting at Lamlash Church this autumn. Messy church – is a way of being church for families involving fun is found across the world values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration

Hiroshima Memorial Event – Sunday 5th August Lamlash Green

Two Important Events with Arran CND Coming Up Hiroshima Commemoration Long standing Arran residents will know that there has been a tradition on the island of witnessing for peace on Hiroshima Day (6th August). There is a Peace Tree and plaque near the car park in Whiting Bay. A quiet reflection will take place at …

Island Porcelain

The Voice went to visit the newly re-opened Island Porcelain, now settled in its Lamlash home at Studio 4. Since its opening on Easter weekend, and the launch of the website last week, business owner, artist and now miniature figure maker, Tracy Gibson, has had her hands full, and not just with puffins and guillemots! …

News from COAST

Coastal communities turning the tide SEPA’s CEO Terry A’Hearn and Aquaculture Specialist Mike Montague accepted our public invitation on social media to visit COAST this month. During a full day of discussion there were many straight questions from members of our community about SEPA’s regulatory role and the proposed expansion of Lamlash Bay Salmon Farm. …

Arran’s weekend of Drama

Arran’s annual one act drama festival took place this weekend, presenting 5 plays from Lamlash, Whiting Bay and Shiskine drama groups. The Lamlash Juniors presented the hilarious and bizarre Platform Party in which Shannon Galbraith won best actor for her part as Madge Davenport. This was followed by Happy Deathday which won best play and …

COAST News

Are we pleased that Lamlash Bay Community Marine Reserve has been featured in Greenpeace International’s campaign video showcasing three marine reserves that work on our planet! Why ocean sanctuaries are so important When we create marine sanctuaries, we help restore the oceans for wildlife to thrive.Make history by helping to create the biggest protected area …

Food Review – the Drift Inn

Our first expedition for the Voice was to visit the Drift Inn, which was fortunately bought last year and open for business again at the end of October. Previous managers Euan and Amy Henderson are back at the helm, and running the place as if they have never been away. As a rare pub-frequenter, this …

COAST’s New Year wish list

2017 has been a great year for COAST, with more community members than ever joining us and renovating Arran’s new marine hub on Lamlash Bay. From this centre we explore, research, educate and campaign for sustainable coastal and marine activities in our Marine Protected Area. Last week we were surprised to see budget cuts for …

Lamlash Fish Farm: A Message from COAST

Thanks to everyone who attended the COAST public meetings where we discussed and explored our community’s opinions on the Scottish Salmon Company’s (SSC) proposal to double the production of salmon in the waters of Lamlash Bay and potential development at other sites. As promised, we’d like to share with you: How you can help A …