How islands force us to face plastic

How islands force us to face plastic I recently heard from a friend staying on Eigg to write up her PhD and she asked me an interesting question about how we handle our plastic waste here on Arran. On Eigg, she’s meeting the people who organise the beach cleans and hearing of their frustration at …

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 …

Unready Scotland

      Unready Scotland A report by David Mackenzie and Jane Tallents for Nukewatch UK has highlighted the lack of preparation by Scottish public authorities for an incident involving the transport of nuclear weapons materials across the country. Such transport convoys travel between the Aldermaston and Burghfield atomic weapons plants in Berkshire and Coulport …

And finally

The respected scientific journal Bioscience has in its November issue published a letter signed by 15,364 scientist signatories from 184 countries, headed “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice“. 25 years ago concerned professionals called on humankind to curtail environmental destruction and cautioned that “a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and …

COAST begins its series of public meetings about the proposed salmon farm expansion

COAST has begun to hold public meeting around the island to discuss the proposed expansion of the Lamlash Bay fish farm. The photo was taken at the well-attended Kildonan Hall meeting on the 19th October. The audience discussed the environmental damage caused by this form of open cage aquaculture, where toxic chemicals and excrement pollute …

A Plastic Voyage

The film of Sea Dragon’s voyage around the UK, sampling the seas for plastic and raising awareness of this major issue, is now available to watch on YouTube. eXXpedition Round Britain was co-led by Sue Weaver of Kildonan and called in to Lamlash Bay during its circumnavigation. Find out more about Exxpedition here.  

SSC Full Consultation. Really?

Following the letter published by Craig Anderson CEO of SSC in The Arran Banner (7 Oct 2017) I felt compelled to debunk some myths that he is perpetuating and expose his deliberate lack of detail (some might say honesty) and unsubstantiated claims and promises.I have highlighted 8 of the most obvious and dealt with these …

Fish Farm-ageddon

With the announcement by Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) that it intends to submit an even more expansive planning proposal for its fish farm in Lamlash Bay the community of Arran finds itself in another battle to save its sea from the harm caused by an expanded fish farm. The community of Arran had thought it …

Scottish Ministers are caught out!

Scottish Ministers tried unlawfully to protect the worst-performing fish farms from public scrutiny. Scottish Ministers have been ordered to disclose the names of Scotland’s ‘liciest’ salmon farms to Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland. The Scottish Information Commissioner has decided that Scottish Ministers tried unlawfully to protect the worst-performing fish farms from public scrutiny. The Scottish …

A message from eXXpedition

We can’t believe it but exxpeditionroundbritain is completed! A full update is coming, but we want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us on this journey, come along to our events and helped us spread the word about eXXpedition, plastic pollution and toxics in our seas.