OurSeas Marine Hustings 2021

The OurSeas Marine Hustings 2021 Thursday 8th April 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm In the lead up to the Scottish Elections the OurSeas coalition is hosting Marine Hustings to hear parties’ approaches to Marine Conservation. The OurSeas coalition comprises over 100 organisations campaigning for better protection of the marine environment, including COAST and Eco Savvy …

Join the Arran Natural History Society’s March online talk

“The world came to a halt” is a phrase that is often used when we look back on the beginning of 2020, but there’s comfort to be found in the fact that, actually, it didn’t. Our usual routines may have been put on hold, but wildlife was carrying on as normal – and people noticed …

Share your West Coast Stories

“The Coast that Shaped the World” is a new, three-year project that is being led by the University of the Highlands and Islands, funded by NatureScot’s Natural and Cultural Heritage Fund with match funding from UHI and Calmac. This project will honour the diverse geography of the area and the cultural impact the coastline has …

Savvy Film Club – The Troublemaker

On Tuesday 9th March at 7pm Eco Savvy will be holding an online film screening of The Troublemaker. The film will be followed by a Q&A session on Zoom with the film’s Director and a representative from Extinction Rebellion (XR). The film (57 mins) follows Extinction Rebellion co-founder, Roger Hallam, who explains his beginnings as …

News from Eco Savvy

Despite the current lockdown the team at Eco Savvy are still keeping busy. They have just received four new eBikes for keyworkers on Arran and have organised a brilliant programme of online events for the coming weeks to help keep us connected with all things eco! eBike fleet expansion! 2021’s savvy travel quest has had …

Observing Scotland’s Climate Assembly

Observing Scotland’s Climate Assembly How should Scotland change to tackle the climate emergency in an effective and fair way? A report by Pauline Robinson On the Weekend of 12th and 13th December I had the opportunity to be an observer at the second weekend of Scotland’s Climate Assembly. The assembly process has brought together a …

Peace Maps of Edinburgh and Scotland

Project in Progress: Peace Maps of Edinburgh and Scotland By Elena (Lane) Deamant For many of us, the pandemic has made us pause in our daily lives and pay closer attention to what uplifts us, strengthens us, and inspires us. Community spaces – both virtual and physical – are even more important in the midst …

No such thing as bad weather…

By Kenneth Gibson MSP  As you may have heard from hillwalker Alfred Wainwright, or – depending on your circle – from Billy Connolly, there’s no such thing as bad weather. There is simply the wrong clothing! When many of us think of the great outdoors, our minds go straight to summer. Sheltering from unexpected showers, …

Arran Arboretum, let the trees continue the clapping!

In this article Mhairi Aileen Smeir, tells us about plans for an Arran Arboretum and ways you can get involved. Many of you may remember the launch of The Isle of Arran’s first U3A group on January the 28th 2020 in Brodick Church hall which was so busy folk had to sit in the balcony. …

Eco Savvy events and ARG news

Eco Savvy Events in September and an update on the ARG recovery draft plan On Tuesday 8th September from 6 – 8 pm there is a Black Lives & Climate Justice Workshop – The Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) are holding this interactive workshop and therefore we will be taking a break from our …