Arran Open Studios 2nd – 5th August

A message from the team behind the Arran Open Studios Arran Open Studios builds up more head of steam than a Clyde Puffer as it ploughs into its eighth year. 2019 boasts 41 movers and makers on this iconic isle in Scotland’s Firth of Clyde. This is a unique opportunity to visit artists and makers …

Music Arran concert Hungrytown

On Saturday 10th August at 7.30pm, American Folk duo Hungrytown will be playing in Whiting Bay Hall. Music Arran writes, “Hungrytown are doing a UK tour in July and August, so we are very honoured that they have chosen to come to Arran. Bring a bottle and your friends and family to enjoy a fun …

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemorations

Hiroshima Day event in Arran, August 6th 2019 Arran CND group are planning a short reflective gathering at the Peace Tree in the main square (opposite MBS) in Whiting Bay at 6pm on Tuesday August 6th. Please join us if you would like to spare a few minutes to commemorate this shocking event and the …

Harnessing the Power of Music in Dementia Care

In this article, local MSP Kenneth Gibson reports on the work of the charity Playlist for Life, and tells of the effect music has on people living with dementia as well as on their carers. Music is everywhere and an important part of our lives. The charity Playlist for Life is the country’s leading music …

End of Life Doula Training at Heather Lodge

End of Life Doula Course • Hosted by the Red Tent Doula Preparation at Heather Lodge, Brodick Monday 9th – Friday 13th September 2019 This is a 5 day special training which merges our 3 day training and 2 days of workshops into one place; the price below does not include accommodation or food, our …

Strengthening Links between Scotland and Ireland

By Kenneth Gibson, MSP With the UK on the brink of leaving the EU, Scotland’s role as a welcoming and open country is more vital than ever. While Brexit threatens our ability to connect and prosper, the SNP Government has taken ever increasing action to build and strengthen links with our European neighbours. In May, …

Corrie Film Club

The film showing at 8 pm on Sunday 11th August is The Florida Project (Director Sean Baker. USA 2017 111 mins. Cert 15). Set over one summer, the film follows six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the …

MP Patricia Gibson reports on the return of EU funding

UK Tory Government returns funding allocated by the EU to tackle Child Poverty Patricia Gibson MP has slated the “staggering incompetence” of the UK Tory Government after it was revealed that EU money allocated to the UK has already been clawed back because it has not been spent. The UK received more than £3.5 million …

Marine News

By John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. RNLI Warning A suggestion for a mass search for the Loch Ness monster later this year has gone viral on social media and caused concern for the RNLI. On Facebook about 18,000 people say they are going to the Storm Loch Ness event, with …

Poem for August

Peaches A mouthful of language to swallow: stretches of beach, sweet clinches, breaches in walls, bleached branches; britches hauled over haunches; hunched leeches, wrenched teachers. What English can do: the warmth that chuckles beneath fuzzed surfaces, smooth velvet richness, plashy juices. I beseech you, peach, clench me into the sweetness of your reaches. By Peter …