Energy help from the Green Islands Project

Get an Energy Performance Certificate and energy help for your home By Ruth McLaren, published on the Arran Eco Savvy website  Eco Savvy are delighted to have been awarded funding from the Scottish Government’s Rural Communities Ideas Into Action Fund for a Green Islands Net Zero domestic energy project. The work will try to address …

Zero Waste Cafe and Health Walk dates

Some dates for your diary in February – Visit the Zero Waste Cafe in Shiskine, Lochranza or Corrie, for some packaging free shopping and delicious soup and baking! Or join one of the Stroll with it Arran! health walks. These are popular so remember to email ahead in advance and book a spot.    

Winter events with Eco Savvy

Join Eco Savvy this month for some lovely festive activities, from a spot of Christmas shopping (online now as well as in the shop), to some gorgeous winter workshops, or a visit to one of the Zero Waste Cafes. See below for details on all there is to come: The Eco Savvy shop in Whiting …

Come to a Food Share near you!

The Food Share has resumed in collect and distribute form, and is now operating in village locations 7 nights a week! Jess at Eco Savvy tells us more below… Eco Savvy has been running the Food Share in conjunction with the Coop since November 2018. The pandemic saw us move the scheme in-store to ensure …

Consultation on Scotland’s new Agriculture Bill

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on a new Agriculture Bill, asking people to give their views on the future of farming. The Bill will consider the shape of our new farming subsidy system, and is an opportunity for both farmers and the general public to contribute to the way farming in Scotland develops now …

Stroll with It Arran! Walks in November

Here is an update from Arran Eco Savvy on the Stroll with It Arran! programme for the winter: Walking is a great way to stay healthy and get fitter as well as being good for our mental health. If you would like to be more active, walk in company and explore Arran, joining a health …

Zero Waste Cafe November dates

Save the November dates of the Arran Eco Savvy Zero Waste Cafe in your diary! St Molios Church Hall, Shiskine – Wednesday 2nd, 16th and 30th Lochranza and Catacol Village Hall – Tuesday 8th and 22nd Corrie and Sannox Village Hall – Wednesday 9th and 23rd The cafe runs from 11am-1pm at all locations. Last …

Arran Eco Savvy Eco Hub

Pop in to Arran Eco Savvy’s EcoHub at the Ormidale Pavilion any Tuesday between 11 and 3 to have a scoot about on an ebike. Find out about the e-bike loan scheme and lots more on sustainable travel! 100% of people who had an ebike trial with AES said they would recommend it to other …

Our Right to Food community research

Are you interested in the availability of fruit and veg in your community? Join us online to find out how you can become a Community Researcher! Tue, 7 June 2022, 12:00 – 13:30 BST Along with Nourish Scotland, Arran Eco Savvy are helping coordinate some exciting research and are looking for Community Researchers on Arran …

The Eco Savvy Zero Waste Cafe

Eco Savvy runs a Zero Waste Cafe every Wednesday alternating between Lochranza and Catacol Village Hall and St Molios Hall in Shiskine. Article by Ruth McLaren, Eco Savvy project coordinator. What is a “Zero Waste Cafe”? Each week there will be a small “cafe” with tea, coffee, baking and soup available. There is also a …