Climate Change Message in a Bottle

Climate Change Message in a Bottle is bringing young islanders closer to environmental decision making in Scotland and across the world. By Pauline Robinson, first published 17th December on the Arran Eco Savvy website  Message in a bottle Founded by Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG), in partnership with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & …

Fairtrade, Climate Change and Climate Justice

By Sally Campbell The Fairtrade Foundation was established in 1992, almost 30 years ago, by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Traidcraft, Global Justice Now, and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. Member organisations now also include Banana Link, All We Can, National Campaigner Committee, Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, People & Planet, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, Shared Interest …

Storytelling brings dangers of climate change to life

How students can use storytelling to bring the dangers of climate change to life First published in The Conversation August 27, 2021 By Katie Parsons, Research Assistant and PhD Researcher in Energy and Environment, University of Hull; Florence Halstead, Social Researcher, University of Hull, and Lisa Jones Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Hull With …

A one-stop shop for greener homes

By Nicky Saunter published on 3rd December 2021 on the Rapid Transition Alliance website  It is about time the UK government got to grips with retrofitting existing housing to scale up home energy efficiency across the country. One way to do this would be to establish a one-stop shop on every high street; offering trusted …

Arran Climate Solidarity with COP26

Despite the downpour, there was a good turnout at the Arran climate action on Saturday 6th November in Brodick. Many people, of all ages, came along to express their support for the protests in Glasgow, and to call on leaders to commit to the meaningful action that is needed to avoid the worst of climate …

COP26 Glasgow – Climate Change and Climate Justice

COP26 GLASGOW CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLIMATE JUSTICE ARRAN’S RALLY SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2021 1pm The COP26 Coalition is calling for a Global Day of Action (GDA) on Saturday 6th November, during the middle weekend of the talks in Glasgow. It is crucial that we get people and voices out on the streets to show unity …

Climate Cafes – what are they?

“Great changes can start from small conversations.” Climate cafes are so important as they provide a space to support and encourage us to have these conversations regarding – What can I do? What can my community do? What can my local authority do? What can the Scottish Government do? And what can we do globally? …

The Dead Guillemot Society

By George Gunn, published on 29th September 2021 at Bella Caledonia Dunnet Beach is the most northerly beach on the Scottish mainland. It stretches for roughly three miles in a North-North-Easterly direction from the village of Castletown at one end and across to my own native village of Dunnet at the other. It is a …

Gathering at the Peace Tree, Whiting Bay

Over 50 people of all ages gathered at the Peace Tree in Whiting Bay last Sunday 26th September. In the run up to the forthcoming COP 26 in Glasgow there has been a renewed focus on the environment and the issue of the Weapons of Mass Destruction based in the Clyde. At the same time …

There is no Planet B

An essay by Arran High School student Louis Gray We are living on this planet as if we have a new one to move to. Mother nature can only take so much of a beating until the biosphere of this gentle planet collapses. Right now we are at an important point in history – we …