Guided walk with Arran Geopark and Arran Arts Heritage Trail

Join the Arran Geopark and Arran Arts Heritage Trail to explore some of the new Arran Arts Heritage Trail artists and locations. They will be guiding a walk around the Kingscross point on Thursday 15th July 2021 from 10am – 1pm A stroll from Whiting Bay to Kingscross point to discover how artist’s have been influenced …

Joan Eardley – Formative years on Arran

By Sandra Murphy, published on the Arran Arts Heritage Trail website May 2021 Joan Eardley – Formative years on Arran How did her time in Corrie on the Isle of Arran influence her later work? In the early 1940s, a small boy of about five years old noticed a young woman standing by the tiny, picturesque …

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. …

Arran Arts Heritage Trail online symposium

The Arran Arts Heritage Trail, in partnership with Paisley Museum and the School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow, will be hosting an online symposium on 29th April 2021 celebrating and exploring the Isle of Arran’s rich and varied visual story. The symposium will mark the launch of the Arran Arts Heritage …

Facilitating the Arran Arts Heritage Trail

A blog by Simon Ross-Gill, facilitator of the Arran Arts Heritage Trail project When I first applied for the job of Facilitator in January 2020, it looked set to be a most intriguing role. Setting up meetings at village halls around the island, face to face conversations with members of the community, handshakes, cups of …

Arran’s West Coast Paintings

Some of Arran’s West Coast Paintings By Katy Penn, writing for the Arran Arts Heritage Trail website When I heard that the Arran Arts Heritage Trail project were looking for members of the local community to search out, celebrate and document the story of artists and crafts people who have lived and worked on the …

The Paton Family – Artists on Arran

This wonderful article by Rowan Paton recounts the Paton family’s history on Arran, and was first published at the Arran Arts Heritage Trail website. It is reprinted here with kind permission from the author and the Arran Arts Heritage Trail team. Featured image shows Windows in the West by Avril Paton. I grew up looking …

Reconnecting with Arran’s Artistic Heritage

In the last issue of the Voice we published a blog by one of the Arran Arts Heritage Trail researchers on the work of the project and how this new trail is developing. In this piece we hear from local artist Ann Hume, who gives some insight into where the idea for the trail first …

News from the Arran Arts Heritage Trail

The project begins – Arran, Art and the challenges of 2020 Article originally posted on the Arran Arts Heritage Trail Project (AAHT) website by Alex Boyd. The Isle of Arran, often referred to as ‘Scotland in Miniature’ offers much to visitors, from the ancient standing stones of Machrie Moor, to the towering mountains at the …