The 91st Isle of Arran Music Festival

91st Isle of Arran Music Festival 2020 incorporating LAMLASH BURNS CLUB SCHOOLS BURNS VERSE SPEAKING COMPETITION WHITING BAY HALL -18th to 20th March For updates see the festival Facebook page A link to the full syllabus can be seen here (PDF)

The Need for a Scottish Visa

A report by Kenneth Gibson, MSP  The SNP Government has unveiled proposals for a new Scottish Visa to address depopulation and the growing risk of a skills gap. The proposals have been designed to work under devolution but the principles and practical measures proposed could be adapted for an independent Scotland. Under the current constitutional …

A new strategy to protect Scotland’s environment

This article was originally published by Scottish Environment on 25th February 2020. Feature image: Suilven, image credit Sandra Graham. Scotland’s leading environment charities have welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement today of a vision and outcomes for an environment strategy, applauding the government’s commitment to restore nature and end Scotland’s contribution to climate change. They have …

Students seek to take Climate Education into their own hands

Written by Frances Rankin, originally published in DeSmog 26.02.20 Students last week took their education into their own hands and launched a climate emergency education bill in parliament, to call for rapid education reform and with the hopes of gaining support from MPs. Their calls contrast starkly with similar bills introduced by Conservative MP Christopher …

Music Arran concert – ADlibitum

Music Arran present ADlibitum Saturday 21st March Brodick Hall, 7.30pm ADLibitum are violin and accordion duo, Andrea and Djordje Gajic.  Both extremely proficient artists in their own solo careers, together they perform an exciting repertoire and have given concerts in Scotland, England, Serbia, and at the Victoria International Arts Festival in Gozo, Malta. In March 2018 …

Providing 1,000 Computers for Malawi

A report by Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North. The SNP Government has provided 1,000 used computers to African trainee teachers and students through its latest donation in partnership with the Turing Trust. The computers are no longer suitable for corporate use and will be sent to educational projects in Malawi. This is the second …

Marine News

By John Kinsman, station guard at St Monans Coastwatch, east Fife. Car park seal released into wild A seal that managed to navigate its way up through a harbour and into a car park has been released back into the wild in the River Tay. The young pup was found near Stewart Street in Greenock …

Corrie film club in March

The film showing on Sunday March 8th at 8pm is The Guilty (Denmark 2018. Gustav Moller. Cert 15. 85 mins). Gustav Möller’s nerve-jangling thriller about an emergency police dispatcher and one fateful call uses minimal ingredients to devastating effect. Asger is a police officer who enters a race against time when he answers an emergency …