The Arranology films and an archaeological dig

An update from the Arran Geopark:   Our Arranology films are out!  During Spring 2021 we gathered three film crews together with many enthusiastic Arran experts to create three films focussed on the geology, archaeology and ecology of our island. The films seek to bring together these distinct “ologies” and thus the concept of “Arranology” was …

The “Arranology” Project

The Arranology Project is a new initiative that has evolved through the collaboration between several of the island’s community organisations and ‘–ology’ experts. It brings together their knowledge and love for the different aspects of the island‘s natural and social history – geology, archaeology and ecology, in an accessible form for both visitors and residents. …

Bogs are unique records of history – here’s why

First published in the online journal, The Conversation. Peat bogs, which cover 3% of the world’s land surface, are special places. While historically often considered as worthless morasses, today they are recognised as beautiful habitats providing environmental benefits from biodiversity to climate regulation. However, they are threatened by drainage, land reclamation for agriculture and peat …