Degrowth: new roots for the economy

As long as our economy is dependent on growth, a recession will be devastating. Instead we need a planned, sustainable, and equitable downscaling of the economy. A letter from the Degrowth New Roots Collective, published in openDemocracy 13 May 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic has already taken countless lives and it is uncertain how it will …

A Food Revolution Starts with Seed

The following article (below) was linked on the Eco Savvy Food Forum Facebook page a wonderful resource with lots of information and ideas for sustainable food, growing and eating practices. As part of Eco Savvy’s Sustainable Food Programme, Jess is looking to put together an inventory of seeds that people have had success growing and …

For the Love of Soil

For the love of soil – reflections on gardening – by Alice Maxwell For those of us blessed with a garden or allotment, the motto Stay Safe Stay Home has given us time to enjoy and nurture our plots – lawns across the country are being dug up to make way for flowers and vegetables, …

Some Environmental news

Here is a report from marine scientist and Lamlash resident Sally Campbell, with some recent news on various environmental issues… COP26: a new date is set for Glasgow November 2021, delayed from November 2020. For the first time, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish …

Eco Savvy’s Growing on Arran podcast

Eco Savvy have recorded their first podcast answering the questions residents had about growing on Arran! Jess at Eco Savvy writes, “Since the lockdown began we have been running a series on growing your own food on Arran and sharing content about how to get started in the garden. We also asked whether people in …

Home schooling activities with COAST’s MerPack

Planning your home schooling week and looking for something a little different? Delve into COAST’s MerPack for a fascinating alternative to the usual home school routine. The Marine Education Resource pack is free to download and is full of fun ideas and activities. There are five sections, each with a different focus, including information on …

A history of the Vikings part four

THE BATTLE OF LARGS OCTOBER 1263 In the concluding part of Jim Henderson’s history of the Vikings, we hear how both the Scots and Norwegian fleets congregated, with a huge group of Viking longships gathering in Loch an Eilean (Lamlash Bay) before the fated battle which began on 2nd October 1263, just slightly further north …

The Future of Brodick Castle

Written by Kenneth Gibson, MSP On 11 May, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), the country’s largest and oldest conservation charity, announced a series of emergency actions designed to ensure its survival during the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. Unfortunately, this announcement included placing 429 staff from its permanent workforce of 751 at risk of …