Tree Planting in January at ACLI

Over the past two years at the Arran Community Land Initiative we have planted thousands of native deciduous trees on the slopes, primarily Oak and Aspen plus others including Bird Cherry, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel, Goat Willow. We have another 500 to plant this winter. This will gradually create a wooded landscape on the slope and …

Aladdin comes to Whiting Bay Hall

The Whiting Bay club for drama and music present the long awaited Christmas panto Aladdin. Music is provided by The Arran Ceilidh Band. Come to the panto!!! It’s panto time in Whiting Bay Come along, enjoy the play Enter the genie loud and clear And Madam Twanky – a daft old dear Her son Aladdin, …

Festive Farmers’ Market Sunday 5th December

Bellevue Farm, supported by Arran Eco Savvy and Arrans food journey, are holding their second farmers market this Sunday 5th December from 12-3pm. Come along and have a chance to speak to local producers, learn more about how they make their delicious products and to enjoy some hot food and drinks. There are over 20 …

Online book launch with James Kelman

Between Thought and Expression: A Conversation between James Kelman and Noam Chomsky A Radical Guide, Anthropology and Social Change, PM Press, and Working Class History invite you to join us on Monday, December 6th at (1pm ET, 10am PT, 6pm UK) for a live, online conversation between James Kelman and Noam Chomsky, moderated by Working …

Last of the Joan Eardley centenary exhibitions

Over the past year a series of exhibitions and events have been taking place to mark the centenary of Eardley’s birth, including some held by the Arran Arts Heritage Trail . Eardley spent many summers on Arran drawing and painting, staying in a little bothy in Corrie called the Tabernacle. Here are details of the last …

A New Ceilidh Band is Born

There will be a Family Ceilidh in Whiting Bay Hall on 15th October, courtesy of the recently formed Arran Ceilidh Band. The Band is available for private bookings such as birthdays, weddings and parties. Introducing the band: On fiddles are Alice Maxwell and Rhodri Herapath. Alice played with the String Road Potholes ceilidh band for …

Help craft an Ogham Alphabet with Arran Geopark

An Arran Geopark Event: Volunteer Day! Crafting the Gaelic Tree Alphabet in Lochranza Saturday, 9th October 2021, 10 – 4pm The Ogham alphabet is sometimes called the ‘Gaelic Tree Alphabet’ or ‘Celtic Tree Alphabet’ as each letter is assigned a tree or plant name. We love it so much that we want to proudly display …

Arran Visual Arts workshops

Arran Visual Arts is back with a Workshop programme to end 2021 On Saturday 23rd October Arran artist Heather McLeod will lead a workshop on Silk Painting. Held at the Ranger Centre, Brodick Castle, the workshop will run from 10 – 4 pm. No previous experience is necessary. For information on how to book please …

Peace Cranes exhibition extended

Peace and Justice Scotland launched the exhibition Peace Cranes in early August to coincide with Hiroshima Day, and have now raised funds to keep the installation open until 14th November. If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, it is a truly remarkable piece of art based on the dedication of dozens of volunteers over …