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, …

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 …

The Octopus Centre reopens

….and COAST re-instate the Lamlash Putting Green! After a decade of being closed due to poor drainage, COAST have worked hard to re-instate the Lamlash Putting Green. It is a far cry from your traditional putting green – the course is very rough and ready – but all participation money will be reinvested to allow …

Eco learning with Eco Savvy

Eco Savvy are in the process of expanding access to eco learning by developing short modules and worksheets http://arranecosavvy.org.uk/eco-learning/  for children and young people to do at home. The aim is to provide a tool for learning about issues that affect the environment and to help start conversations on a range of topics around climate …

Eco Savvy’s Growing on Arran podcast

Eco Savvy have recorded their first podcast answering the questions residents had about growing on Arran! Jess at Eco Savvy writes, “Since the lockdown began we have been running a series on growing your own food on Arran and sharing content about how to get started in the garden. We also asked whether people in …

Facemasks for Arran: A personal essay

Facemasks for Arran: A Personal Essay by Barb Taub Our group of local volunteers, Facemasks for Arran, has made and distributed over 500 free facemasks for Arran residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. But we still hear the question: “Why should I wear a facemask?” A cloth facemask will slow down or trap airborne respiratory particles …

The Arran Arts Heritage Trail

Arran Theatre and Arts Trust have exciting news about the Arts Heritage Trail they are developing and are looking for people to help see this new project come to life. (Featured image shows a painting by Thomas Dudgeon, of Brodick castle from the waterfront 1878).  Arran Theatre and Arts Trust has received initial support from …