McLellan Arts Festival week 2

News from the McLellan Arts team, as we go into week two of the festival: Last Thursday and Friday saw the McLellan Arts Festival start with a bang with outstanding performances of Cicely Gill’s play Sail or Stay playing to packed enthusiastic audiences. They seemed to be thrilled by the set, characters and incidents as …

Wee Mac Arran

Arran’s first Children’s Book Festival With Arran Theatre and Arts Trust Wee Mac Arran Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September 2022 A line up of nationally acclaimed authors, poets and illustrators will be performing live over the two days. Friday is focusing on Island schools and nurseries, with public events in Arran Library. Saturday is …

Pick your own lunch at Woodside Farm

In association with the Arran Festival of Food and Drink Saturday 24th September 2022, from 12.00 – 15.30 Pick your own lunch at Woodside Farm, Kildonan, Isle of Arran Come to Woodside Farm to learn about our truly unique project. Your day will start with a tour of the farm and its market garden and …

Arran Festival of Food and Drink

Arran’s first ever Festival of Food is taking place from 14th – 25th September! Here is an update from Arran’s Food Journey on all we can look forward to: The Isle of Arran welcomes visitors and locals to attend its inaugural Arran Festival of Food and Drink from the 14th – 25th September 2022. Hosting 24 foodie …

Climate Fringe Festival launches

In the run up to COP26, during September, a Climate Fringe Festival became the focus for hundreds of climate based events which were being organised across Scotland. Mirroring Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe, an amazingly eclectic mix of events, performances and climate actions were promoted through the Climate Fringe website. The Climate Fringe Festival is happening again …

Arran Geopark summer news

We have an update from Arran Geopark on some of their activities over the summer. Ranger Jamie Barrow has been busy both with clearing up after campers, as well as holding regular (usually weekly) volunteer meets. Arran Geopark are always keen to welcome new volunteers, so check their website for more details of these sessions …

Arran Visual Arts workshop in September

Saturday 3rd September, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Landscape/Seascape in Oils or Acrylic With artist and tutor Ed Hunter at the Ranger Centre, Brodick Castle Ed studied art part time at G.S.A. and has been painting full time for 30 years. He has exhibited in the R.S.A., the R.G.I., Paisley Art Institute, where he was …

Summer ceilidhs in Whiting Bay

Family Ceilidhs Whiting Bay Hall Thursday 14th & 21st July Thursday 4th, 11th, 18th August BYOB 7.30pm £10 adult, £5 child, £25 family ticket (up to 4 children)

Arran Tennis Open

  ARRAN TENNIS OPEN  Lamlash Tennis Courts, COAST  Sunday 3rd July, 11am   Open to everyone over 16. Singles and Doubles. Entry £5 (free for those who pay tennis annual fees) to be paid on the day. All proceeds go to COAST. Short sets format. Prizes for winners.     If interested, send your name …

Arran Visual Arts 2022 Summer Exhibition

The Arran Visual Arts summer exhibition will be held on Saturday 23rd July to Thursday 28th July 2022, in the Lochranza and Catacol Village Hall 10.30 am to 4.30 pm each day. AVA was founded in December 2001 by an enthusiastic group of amateur and professional artists. It has flourished ever since and now has …