The Big Climate Conversation

By Ruth McLaren, project coordinator at Eco Savvy, with some additional notes from one of the participants Elsa Rodeck. For Ruth’s full report go to the full write up. On Thursday 19th September Eco Savvy held a Big Climate Conversation in Brodick. This event was held on behalf of the Scottish Government in order to …

Food miles and the carbon footprint of food production

FOOD MILES, CARBON FOOTPRINTS OF FOOD PRODUCTION AND OTHER FACTORS TO CONSIDER IN CLIMATE CHANGE It was back in 2000 that I first gained an interest in food miles. That interest was reawakened in the last few weeks with a focus on salmon farmers claims regarding carbon footprint and food miles. Recent fears, even last …

Author James Robertson to visit Arran

The Saltire Society is delighted that our next guest speaker will be James Robertson, one of Scotland’s best-loved writers. He is the author of five novels, The Professor of Truth, And the Land Lay Still, The Testament of Gideon Mack, Joseph Knight and The Fanatic. The Testament of Gideon Mack was longlisted for the 2006 …

The 30th September milestone for Millstone point

The deadline for objections, or support, to the Scottish Salmon Company fish farm to be located at Millstone point was end of business on Monday 30th September. The past week or ten days has produced interesting aspects from both the objectors and the Scottish Salmon Company, who have used questionable tactics. Much support for the …

Paul Tinto to star in a new production of The Panopticon

The Panopticon – A National Theatre of Scotland Production  Written by Jenni Fagan, directed by Debbie Hannan The Panopticon is at Easterhouse Platform, Glasgow, 4th October, and then at The Traverse, Edinburgh, 11th – 19th October. Paul Tinto, who was born in Arran and grew up in Lamlash, told the Voice about his new play, …

Scotland and Canada Launch Creative Talent Funding

Kenneth Gibson MSP for Cunninghame North, writes here about a new fund to support creative partnerships between Scotland and Canada. TV and film producers across Scotland are being encouraged to apply for a new fund. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has teamed up with the Canada Media Fund (CMF) to offer £200,000 of funding in …

Corrie Food Festival 2019

…Announcing the next Corrie Food Festival on SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER in Corrie Village Hall. Profits will go towards the legal costs incurred by Lizanne Zeitsman’s visa refusal and to charities which help those in similar situations without the support network which Arran provides. The festival starts at 12pm and goes on until 5pm, and you’ll …

The Mandolinquents concert

Music Arran presents The Mandolinquents Saturday 19th October in Brodick Hall at 7.30 pm Britain’s first modern mandolin quartet are coming to Arran and will be playing everything from Chopin, Vivaldi, Grieg, to traditional Irish airs and Brazilian folk tunes. Tickets £10 from Arran Events, in advance from Inspirations of Arran in Brodick or on …