The History of Earth Day

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Setting the stage for the first earth day The height of counterculture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” War raged in …

Join COAST’s North Arran Salmon Farm Campaign – meeting 2nd April

An update from COAST on the recent news that the Scottish Salmon Company are now proposing a new salmon farm in the north east of Arran. The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) continue to target the seas around Arran and the wider Clyde Region. Their current target is beautiful north east Arran with a plan to …

Scottish Salmon Company proposals for the NE of Arran

SCOTTISH SALMON COMPANY FISH FARM PROPOSAL AT NORTH SANNOX: SCOPING 19/00182/EIA AND OTHER ISSUES IN THE CLYDE I consider this proposed development as totally unsuitable for North Arran, and indeed the Clyde. This is a particularly important area of Arran, from archaeology, with old Clachans, geology with the coastline, both significant for studies. But much …

Extinction Rebellion ‘Begins at Home’

By Catherine Early Climate change campaigners are gearing up for action on an international day of protest on 15th April by encouraging activists to hold talks in their homes. Small venues are just as good as big for educating and enlisting new members, according to Extinction Rebellion (XR). Ahead of a planned international day of …

The London March, 23 March 2019

A report and pictures from Arran resident Sally Campbell who joined the one million rally last weekend in London, calling on the government to end the Brexit deadlock with a People’s Vote. Enjoy the placards! A million plus walked (or shuffled, progress very slow due to density of the crowd). So why go? • To …

Local MP speaks out as UK government suffers third Brexit defeat

Patricia Gibson, MP for North Ayrshire and Arran, has spoken out after yet another shambolic week of chaos at Westminster over the UK Government’s Brexit plans. Any last semblance of government control vanished, as MPs voted to take charge of the parliamentary timetable, undertaking a series of ‘indicative votes’ on our future relationship with the …

Eco Savvy Energy Challenge Awards

By Alice Maxwell Eco Savvy hosted a wonderful evening at the Little Rock in Brodick on 28th March to present their Energy Challenge Awards and talk about their successes over the past year. The evening began with a short video of the Swedish activist, 16 year old Greta Thunberg, giving a moving and urgent talk …

An afternoon with poet David Underdown

Launch of David Underdown’s second poetry collection: A Sense of North. 17th March, Corrie and Sannox hall. If you didn’t make it to the launch, you can still read the book. It’s not like a party where if you missed it, you missed the whole shebang. Having said that, it was a very enjoyable afternoon …

Company of Wolves theatre co brings Achilles to Arran

Company of Wolves presents Achilles On Saturday 4th May, at 7.30pm, in Brodick Hall. Tickets £12 (young people at school free) www.arranevents.com or on the door. Following a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, this heart-stopping solo, a fusion of storytelling, dance and song which re-imagines the Greek myth, heads out on tour across the UK. Created …