‘Music Arran’ Double Bill 24th and 25th August

On the weekend of 24th and 25th August, Music Arran present two concerts. On Friday night the Portuguese pianist Joana Gama and violinist Sandie Bishop will play at the High School in Lamlash, and on Saturday night the jazz group Swing 2018 will play in Whiting Bay, accompanied by vocalist Seonaid Aitken. Friday 24th August …

Meet Arran Author Alison Page

Author and Arran resident Alison Page took time out of her very busy schedule to talk to the Voice and tell us about her new book The Westie Fest! Hi Alison. Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your new book The Westie Fest. Hi Elsa. I am married to John and we …

The Healing Quality of Sound

On the recommendation of several people, last month the Voice went along to one of The Harmony Tree’s monthly Soundbaths at the Ormidale Pavillion in Brodick. Here, Jill from the Harmony Tree talks to the Voice about how she started working with Sound, how she uses it therapeutically to help people with a variety of …

News from Eco Savvy

Eco Savvy’s Energy Challenge This year Arran Eco Savvy has an even larger project ahead of themselves and have hired 3 new employees to add to the team! The overall aim of the project is to reduce the carbon emissions of the island, by providing FREE domestic energy audits and advising locals on the best …

Stories from Scotland’s Seabed Part 2 – Native Oysters

In their series Stories from Scotland’s Seabed, the campaigning organisation Open Seas look at different seafloor species and their role in underpinning the health of our sea. They focus on three particular species which (along with 70 others) have been identified as “Priority Marine Features” by the Scottish government, and are some of the most important species …

A Report on Untreated Waste in the Kilbrannan Sound

Dr Sally Campbell, local resident and marine scientist, reports on the plans by Marine Harvest to establish a new salmon farm and the problem of untreated waste going into the Kilbrannan Sound. It must be nearly ten years ago since Arran defeated a Marine Harvest proposal for a huge 2500 tonnes max biomass fish farm …

100 Years of Women and the Vote art installation

A Glasgow based artist has made an installation, now on at the Rutherglen Library in Glasgow, around a banner she has created to mark the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. Christina Quarrell, who is a regular visitor to Arran told the Voice,  “The art installation came about because I wanted to create …

Women in Black, a reflection

Some thoughts on the Arran Women in Black group, by Sue Weaver. Arran Women in Black meet for an hour on the last Saturday of the month in Brodick, near the ferry terminal. From 1.00 till 2.00 we stand, often in silence, holding a banner that says we are standing for peace. In the silence, …