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 …

Language in the Landscape walks with Arran Geopark

Arran Geopark are running a series of “Language in the Landscape” walks throughout the season. The walks explore the influence of Gaelic culture and language on the island. Language and the natural environment are very closely intertwined, and place names includes can provide unique glimpses into what Arran looked in previous centuries. No prior knowledge …

The Arran GeoPark Ecology Reading Group

An update from John Page on the the Arran GeoPark reading group: The first enjoyable short meeting took place by Zoom on 19th April. It is hoped that further monthly meetings might be able to take place in person and possible venues were discussed. Malcolm Wilkinson set the context for the group and gave background …

Arran Geopark spring walks

New, themed Gaelic in the Landscape walks with Arran Geopark are open for booking now! Monday, 4th April 2022 Gaelic Landscape Walk – Pirnmill Start | 10am Approx. duration | 3 hours Cost | £10.00 A wee wander up Allt Gobhlach, through the trees and past the waterfalls, discovering our Gaelic cultural and natural history …

Arran Geopark Reading Group

The Arran Geopark is setting up a reading group. See below for more details: Many of you will know that an application is being prepared for UNESCO accreditation for Arran’s Geopark. This will bring real benefits to Arran and will be an opportunity to highlight the great work that is being carried out by so …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …