An Update from Arran CND and News from Faslane Peace Camp

An update from Arran CND group Notes from the meeting in Brodick on Saturday 28th September 2019 There was discussion about the recent news of Scottish CND joining up with XR Peace https://xrpeace.org/ (a coalition of organisations for peace and justice, including CND). The forthcoming rally at the MoD in London was mentioned, which some …

Islands tour will make sure recycling scheme works for all of Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland has begun a series of events to present Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme to island communities across the country. The events will give islands-based drinks producers, retailers, hospitality businesses, community representatives and other interested parties the chance to learn more about the recycling scheme for drinks cans and bottles, and to present an …

Arctic Connections: Scotland’s Arctic policy framework

Local MSP Kenneth Gibson reports on a new Arctic Policy Framework that the SNP government have launched which aims to build on the historical links that Scotland has with the Arctic region and develop opportunities to progress work on environmental and climate change issues. Last month, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, …

Pianist Santa Ignace to play in Arran

Music Arran present pianist Santa Ignace Saturday 16th November at Arran High school, 7.30 pm Award winning Concert pianist Santa Ignace began her piano studies at the age of six, with her father as her first teacher. She was inspired by her father’s mastery, and unique interpretations of a wide repertoire of jazz, including all …

Christmas at the Castle

Some information from NTS about their month long Christmas at the Castle event – Make the most of the festive fun this Christmas season at Brodick Castle at our special holiday event: Christmas at the Castle! Running from Friday 22nd November to Sunday 22nd December, experience Brodick Castle as you’ve never seen it before. Holiday …

Corrie Film Club – Before Night Falls

The film showing at 8 pm on Sunday 10th November in the Corrie and Sannox village hall is Before Night Falls (Director Julian Schnabel. UK 2000. 133 mins Cert 15) An impressionistic biopic about the troubled life of the gay Cuban poet and novelist Reynaldo Arenas. Javier Bardem puts in a strong performance in the …

Poem for November

I have chosen a poetic passage from ‘Charles I’, a play by Percy Bysshe Shelley, which he began writing in 1820 but did not finish. He was, I believe, a revolutionary and socialist poet and the poems are still relevant now. I found Shelley nearly 30 years ago, when I was given the book ‘Red …

Marine News

Marine News from John Kinsman at Coastwatch St Monans, East Fife Busy time for Coastwatch St Monans October was a busy month for Coastwatch St Monans. They were paged by Aberdeen Coastguard operations room after reports from a member of the public of a seal injured on rocks between St Monans and Pittenweem. The Coastwatch …

Pumpkin Cake Recipe

Soft Vegan Pumpkin Cake with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream Frosting YIELD: ONE 9X9-INCH PAN, 9 TO 12 GENEROUS PIECES TOTAL TIME:1 HOUR, FOR COOLING TIME PREP TIME:10 MINUTES COOK TIME:ABOUT 27 MINUTES INGREDIENTS: Cake 3/4 cup pumpkin puree 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1/3 cup coconut oil, in melted state (vegetable or …