The Arran Repair Cafe

A few people have been quietly collecting tools over the last few months with a view to making Arran’s first Repair Café. The main ideas behind the Arran Repair Café are to keep items in use longer through repair, reducing waste, upcycling items (reusing items for a different purpose), lending equipment, preventing excess produce as …

The Big Seaweed Search

This month COAST has been focusing on kelp and other seaweeds in their series which looks at the habitats and species that are found under the waves in the South Arran Marine Protected area. In some of their posts on social media they have highlighted The Big Seaweed Search , a citizen science project that …

Arran Geopark guided walks

Arran Geopark is holding a series of guided walks in June… Our guided walks are back! We’ve got a range of geology and wildlife walks coming up around the island – to find out more about each walk and to book your tickets click here Exploring deep time Learn about James Hutton, the ‘father of …

Qigong on Lamlash Green

Free Qigong classes on Lamlash Green on Saturday mornings with Essence of Soul Yoga What is Qigong? A qigong practice Qi Gong literally translates as ‘energy cultivation’ and is a harmonious, cleansing practice for vitality and balance: invigorating joints and muscles through slow, considered movement. It first appeared in 500BC and forms the basis for …

Arran Well-Being Cafes – dates in June

The Arran Well-Being Cafes are being held indoors and our thanks go to ACVS for the use of the gazebo and COAST, Shiskine Golf and Tennis Club and Ormidale park for allowing us to use their facilities. The Cafes are now being held in the following venues from 2.00 to 4.00pm: Lamlash Church Hall on …

ArranSound writing competition

Arran’s community radio station, ArranSound.com is holding a writing competition this month in conjunction with author Barb Taub. For more details see below. Arransound.com has been broadcasting Barb Taub’s hilarious and informative books over the last month and listeners have told us how much they are enjoying Barb’s readings. We thought that as some of …

The new Arran Arts Heritage Trail is launched

Last month saw the launch of the new Arran Arts Heritage Trail, a project initiated by the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust and which has taken shape over the last year through the research and development of an Arts Heritage Trail project team, with the help of many other individuals both island and non-island based. …

International Dawn Chorus Day 2nd May

Set your alarm and celebrate the dawn chorus, one of nature’s most uplifting wonders The Wildlife Trust is here to tell us about International Dawn Chorus Day on Sunday and the birds you can listen out for, with links to their song. A celebration of nature’s symphony Taking place on the first Sunday of May, …

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 …