News from the Arran Community Land Initiative

Fruit Walk under way The planting of the new orchard is well under way with all our helpers from Arran High, Arran Outdoor Education Centre groups and other volunteers. There will be signage going up soon and a lovely fruit walk to explore and learn about the fruit trees, different ways to grow them, their …

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 …

Land Matters

Weather, poor soils and altitude are all often quoted as factors that prevent trees and other natural vegetation growing across large parts of the Highlands and Islands. This image of a wooded island in Assynt, a wild place but largely bereft of its natural vegetation cover, suggests that trees are perfectly capable of growing when …