How to make your own wax cloths

Contributed by Antonia Murphy, visitor to Arran, writer, and psychotherapist. Here’s a helpful and ecologically sound tip for all those left overs lurking in your fridge after the Christmas festivities. Instead of using cling film – notoriously non bio degradable – why not try this simple, wipe clean alternative. Simply cut up any old clean …

Music Arran concert Pure Brass

Pure Brass, will play an afternoon concert in Brodick Hall on Saturday 19th January at 2pm. Pure Brass, are one of the UK’s most established brass quintets. The quintet features Bede Williams, Andrew Connell- Smith and Iain Archibald on trumpets, Feargus Kerr on French Horn, Chris Mansfield on trombone and Danielle Price on Tuba. Since their …

Corrie Film Club in January

The film showing on Sunday 13th January at 8pm in Corrie Hall is Leave No Trace (Director Debra Granik USA 2017 109 mins Cert PG). Debra Granik’s follow-up to her acclaimed ‘Winter’s Bone’ follows the story of troubled US veteran Will (Ben Foster) who has opted out to live a life in the wild with …

Marine News

From John Kinsman, St Monans Coastwatch, East Fife FERGUSON MARINE SAYS IT WILL LOSE £40 MILLION ON NEW FERRIES The shipbuilder with the contract to build the two new Cal Mac ferries has said it will lose £39.5m on the deal. The latest accounts for Ferguson Marine show the Inverclyde yard made a loss of …

Aquafaba Mayonnaise Recipe

You may have heard of aquafaba. If you are vegan then you most probably will have. A few years ago it became the next big thing to sweep across the vegan nation. Those of you less familiar with legume brine, aquafaba is a posh name for ‘bean water’, and which has mostly always been regarded …

Poem for January

Nest by Char March to snuggle to coorie doon to snoodle. a half-world of care. a gowpen of shoogling eggs roofed by warm breast. a weaving of twigs. eaves studded with river-mud huts. a precariousness in wind. a responsibility of worms, sand eels, gnats. a rock ledge with fifty thousand screams. the heart of a …