Letter to America

By Alice Maxwell Every two weeks or so I take a walk to the post box in Murray Crescent and post a letter to America. I try to include a funny anecdote, a silly poem (Spike Milligan perhaps), or a photo of my garden along with a bit of British history. I want to give …

COP26 Glasgow – Climate Change and Climate Justice

COP26 GLASGOW CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLIMATE JUSTICE ARRAN’S RALLY SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2021 1pm The COP26 Coalition is calling for a Global Day of Action (GDA) on Saturday 6th November, during the middle weekend of the talks in Glasgow. It is crucial that we get people and voices out on the streets to show unity …

How can I get involved in COP26?

There are lots of ways to engage with the Climate Conference both here in Arran (in person or online) or if you are heading to the mainland. Here is a list of some of the events taking place over the next two weeks: Saturday 6th November – Global Day of Action for Climate Justice  March …

COP26 Green Zone programme of events

GREEN ZONE PROGRAMME OF EVENTS From 1-12 November the COP26 Green Zone in Glasgow is open to the public to shine a light on the amazing and diverse world of climate action. For people in Arran who may wish to be involved but not able to travel to Glasgow, the following information and links give …

Climate Cafes – what are they?

“Great changes can start from small conversations.” Climate cafes are so important as they provide a space to support and encourage us to have these conversations regarding – What can I do? What can my community do? What can my local authority do? What can the Scottish Government do? And what can we do globally? …

Activists due to arrive at COP26 on the Rainbow Warrior

The following press release from Greenpeace published on 31st October, recounts the journey and arrival of the Rainbow Warrior in the Clyde, with reports that the boat was due to pass Arran on it’s way to Glasgow in the afternoon or early on 1st. (According to the shipping website North Channel AIS, she had passed …

COAST featured on BBC Radio Scotland

COAST were featured on BBC Radio Scotland on Friday 29 October where Jenny Stark was interviewed about the work COAST do and the success of the No Take Zone. Well worth a listen! Please share it with others (links below). In the interview Jenny also mentioned about her talk on blue carbon at COP26, which …

The Dead Guillemot Society

By George Gunn, published on 29th September 2021 at Bella Caledonia Dunnet Beach is the most northerly beach on the Scottish mainland. It stretches for roughly three miles in a North-North-Easterly direction from the village of Castletown at one end and across to my own native village of Dunnet at the other. It is a …

Local food plan consultation workshop

Join Arran Eco Savvy and Arran’s Food Journey for a workshop on a local food plan for Arran: Wednesday November 17th at 5.30pm at the Ormidale Pavilion The Scottish Government is currently consulting on their future plan for local food, Local Food for Everyone, but what does ‘local food’ mean to you and how can …