So what happens next? Arran and the Pandemic

So What Happens Next? Arran and the Pandemic By Sally Campbell Arran residents, especially the parents of the diaspora of Arranites, especially of those younger generation, who are all around the world…Australia, New Zealand, China, America, Europe, are known for their travelling…nothing better than to head off after a busy season or in the depth …

Coronavirus is a ‘sliding doors’ moment. What we do now could change the Earth’s trajectory

Coronavirus is a ‘sliding doors’ moment. What we do now could change Earth’s trajectory. Originally published in The Conversation, May 19, 2020 The numbers of people cycling and walking in public spaces during COVID-19 has skyrocketed. Cities from Bogota to Berlin and Vancouver have expanded bike lanes and public paths to accommodate the extra cycling …

Poems from lockdown

This month we bring you the last of the poems we received during April and May, in an email exchange that coincided with the start of lockdown. The poems have kept coming over the past few weeks, and capture a lovely glimpse into people’s moments of reflection during this period. Some people have been inspired …

£75 million boost for Scottish universities

Local MSP, Kenneth Gibson, reports on the £75 million  boost for Scottish universities announced by the Scottish government to help with their recovery after Covid-19. The COVID-19 crisis has had a huge impact on people, institutions and society. Scottish university income has been significantly affected by the pandemic, particularly the loss of international student income, …

Marine News

Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Face visors and face masks Coastwatch St Monans station received a donation of seven face visors and face masks from a local lady who made them for the NHS, local chemist shops and other volunteer organisations. Coastwatch St Monans operations manager John …