An Update from Scottish CND in Arran

by John Page A meeting of Scottish CND members on Arran was held on Saturday 26th May in Lamlash Church Hall. Three main areas were discussed: proposals for a Hiroshima Commemoration event in Lamlash on 5th August, attendance at the major demonstration planned for 22 September at Faslane and the success of the on-going book …

The End of the Line for Salmon Aquaculture?

Salmon aquaculture in Scotland: is it coming to the end of the line? by Sally Campbell 2018 has been the year, so far, when the Scottish Parliament has taken a long hard look at salmon aquaculture in the sea lochs of western Scotland. First the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee (ECCLR) took evidence …

Marine News

from John Kinsman, Coastwatch St Monans POLICE TO INVESTIGATE NANCY GLEN SINKING A criminal investigation is being held into the sinking of a fishing vessel in which two fishermen died. The Nancy Glen went down in Loch Fyne, near Tarbert on January 18 2018. Duncan MacDougal 46, and Przemek Krawczyk 38 who lived in the …

A Poem for June

Poem by Charles Simic Every morning I forget how it is. I watch the smoke mount In great strides above the city. I belong to no one. Then, I remember my shoes, How I have to put them on, How bending over to tie them up I will look into the earth. This poem is …

A Report from the Arran Civic Trust

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ON THE ISLE OF ARRAN The Arran Civic Trust has a remit to conserve and promote the built and natural environments on Arran. We note with interest the efforts being made by the Arran Economic Group to develop the island in various ways and strongly support the proposals for more affordable housing with appropriate provision, …

24th Arran Folk Festival

Here is a message about the forth coming Arran Folk Festival, from organisers, Arran Events: Welcome to this year’s programme! Our Festival this year runs from 8th to 10th June. There will, of course, be free afternoon sessions in the wonderful Douglas Hotel, hosted by Uncle Keith. As always, feel free to bring an instrument …

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! …