Wee Mac Arran

Arran’s first Children’s Book Festival With Arran Theatre and Arts Trust Wee Mac Arran Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September 2022 A line up of nationally acclaimed authors, poets and illustrators will be performing live over the two days. Friday is focusing on Island schools and nurseries, with public events in Arran Library. Saturday is …

Books and Botanicals

Join The Nature Library at Arran Botanical Drinks, Cladach, Brodick Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2022 The Nature Library is excited to be part of the Climate Fringe Festival 2022, a community-led and community-organised series of events taking place across the whole of Scotland, bringing books to two new venues to highlight the importance …

The Nature Library is coming to COAST

As part of COAST’s programme of summer events, The Nature Library will be visiting the Discovery centre over the weekend of 30th and 31st July. The Nature Library is a reference library and reading space connecting people to land, sky and sea. Popping up in public spaces across Scotland, its travelling shelves hold many branches …

Mountains of the Heart

By Sue Brooks, published on Caught by the River on 8th April 2022 In the company of Robert Macfarlane and W.H. Murray, Sue Brooks traverses icy terrains of the heart and mind. In the deep midwinter of 2022, Robert Macfarlane returned to Rannoch Moor to commemorate the 75th year of the publication of a book …

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 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 …

Tim Pomeroy: a new biography

Arran-based artist Tim Pomeroy has just finished his third solo sculpture exhibition with his main gallery The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh. The successful exhibition ran between 18th November and 23rd December. The private view in November, was the first the gallery hosted since the March lockdown of 2020. It was well attended with more than …

Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022

“The story is told eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart” – Scottish Traveller Proverb 2022 is Scotland’s Year of Stories as we celebrate stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland. TRACS, Scotland’s National Network for Traditional Arts and Culture, will be supporting the year of events, and here is their …

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 …

The Legacy of Rachel Carson

The Legacy of Rachel Carson by Sally Campbell The following quotations are at the front of Silent Spring: “Modern man no longer knows how to foresee or to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth from which he and other living creatures draw their food”. Albert Schweitzer (1956) Bulletin of International Union for the …