New woodland and wader scrapes

News from the Arran Community Land Initiative February 2021 The challenges of living with a pandemic has affected us all deeply. The trustees have had to consider what we can contribute to the island effort, however small. We also need to prioritise, given the limited resources we have. Maintaining and improving the site for educational …

Arran Community Land Initiative’s response to the virus

In this update from ACLI we hear about what the Land Initiative’s response to the virus has been –  In common with everyone else, the Land Initiative had to radically alter its plans for the year as a result of the Covid 19 virus. We quickly decided to increase our production of fruit and vegetables …

January’s Get Growing workshop

This event was hosted by the Arran Horticultural Society, with Eco Savvy, at the Arran Community Land Initiative. By Jess Wallace, sustainable food coordinator at Eco Savvy On Saturday the 4th of January the Arran Horticultural Society hosted a ‘Get Growing’ workshop organised in conjunction with Eco Savvy at the Arran Community Land Initiative. An …

Arran Community Land Initiative plans for 2020

A message from the Arran Community Land Initiative about some of their plans for 2020 – We are currently working on a number of funding applications in support of our management of the area for educational and recreational purposes. These are being progressed as we finalise our work with Scottish agricultural consultants on a plan …

News from the Arran Community Land Initiative

Arran community land Initiative held a harvest open day on Saturday the 28th of September. Around 60 adults and children came out on a beautiful day to take part in a number of activities. Jo had children enthralled with pebble painting, Mandy had Pizza dough for children to make their own Pizzas, Keith and Nicola …

News from the Arran Community Land Initiative

Arran Community Land Initiative – The Friday Garden Party Earlier this year Arran Community Land Initiative benefited from a small amount of money to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of working in the natural environment. You may have seen the posters in various places around Arran and the recent advert in the Arran Banner. …

The Friday Garden Party at the Arran Community Land Initiative

Head along to the Arran Community Land on a Friday, for their weekly growing get-together’s! These mornings at the ACLI are running all the way through June and into July, and are a great way to get involved in this fantastic community organisation and to spend some time outside in a beautiful part of the …

News from the Arran Community Land Initiative

Arran Community Land Initiative – opportunities to get involved! Through the winter we held volunteer days on the second Saturday of each month; these involved fencing, polytunnel clearance, and other vital maintenance tasks. Many thanks to all who came along! We also obtained 450 native trees from the Woodland Trust which volunteers and children from …

The Allotments at the Arran Community Land Initiative (ACLI)

On a beautiful November afternoon, The Voice went along to the allotments at the Arran Community Land Initiative in Whiting Bay to spend a couple of hours in the company of some of the plot holders – Helen, Jim, Debbie and Woodie the dog. The 18 plots at the Community Land in Whiting Bay were …

Arran Community Land Initiative (ACLI) AGM sets out plans for coming year

By Cheryl Burgess There was a full house for the ACLI AGM, held on November 14th in Whiting Bay Village Hall. ACLI covers an area of 35 hectares of disused farmland in Whiting Bay and was the first Community Buy-out on Arran. It was purchased in December 2014 with monies from the Scottish Land Fund. …