Arran Theatre and Arts Trust are recruiting

Arran Theatre and Arts Trust are looking for three project workers to help develop a new Arts Heritage Trail for the island. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new project that aims to celebrate the many artists who have lived or visited Arran and been inspired by the island. There are …

Gaia Duo to play in Arran

Music Arran concert – Gaia Duo Saturday 15th February, Brodick Hall, 7.30pm Tickets £10 from Arran Events, in advance from Inspirations of Arran in Brodick or on the door. Free to under 18s. See here for more info. Gaia Duo are Alice Allen, cello, and Katrina Lee, violin, and have been awarded the Enterprise Music …

Stories from the Holocaust event

Stories from the Holocaust event on 11th February 2020 in the Arran Library The generation who lived through the Holocaust is fast disappearing, but it is essential to keep alive the memory of what happened. As George Santayana said (and Churchill misquoted), “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.” (The Life …

A review of John Inglis’ book Finvola

Finvola, a review by Heather Gough. In his novella, Finvola, John Inglis has created an entirely believable heroine of Scottish clan society in the sixteenth century during the reign of James VI. That credibility comes about partly as a result of painstaking and impressive research alongside considerable existing knowledge of Scottish history and Hebridean culture; …

The House of Mirth – film for February

On Sunday February 9th, The House of Mirth (UK. 2007. Terence Davies. Cert.12. 134 mins) will be showing at 8 pm. Stunning adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel about a woman’s quest to find a wealthy husband, set against a background of wealth and social hypocrisy in turn of the century New York. The story of …

Coastal Futures 2020

A report by Sally Campbell on the Coastal Futures Conference in London, January 2020 The annual Conference covered many aspects of the marine environment. It was day One which provided a wake-up call to us all as it covered Climate Change and the marine environment. The Climate Emergency 2019 may well go down as the …

A recent visit to Norway

The First Minister Visits Norway by Kenneth Gibson MSP On 08 January, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP travelled to Oslo to address Norwegian business leaders at the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise conference. During her speech, the First Minister highlighted offshore wind and carbon capture and storage as sectors where the two countries are at the …

Free cancer course comes to Ayrshire

A leading cancer charity is hosting a free support course in Ayrshire for people with cancer and their close supporter. Penny Brohn UK’s two-day Living Well will be offered at the recently opened Health and Wellbeing Centre at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire. The event will take place on Saturday 7th March and Saturday 14th March …

Marine News

Sent in by John Kinsman, Operations Manager at St Monans Coastwatch, east Fife. Atlantic race oarsman missed home comforts A Fife submariner said he was looking forward to decent food and a good sleep after completing a 3,000 mile race across the Atlantic. Matthew Harvey from Kirkcaldy, Fife, and his team mates aboard the 28 …