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 …

Green Health Week walk

Green Health Week takes place from 14th – 22th  May Green Health Week is part of NatureScot’s ‘Our Natural Health Service’ initiative highlighting that everyone, regardless of age, ability or other circumstances, should be able to access Scotland’s fantastic natural environment, and in doing so, improve their health and well-being. Across Scotland a range of …

Savvy Vintage

In this post, Zoe Hughes tells the Voice about the recent developments of the Savvy Vintage project. In March, Zoe and the Eco Savvy team held a really successful pop up Shop and Sip at Arran Botanicals (see photos below), and they have more events planned for the spring and summer months. Keep an eye …

Zero Waste Cafe launch and dates in April

Eco Savvy launch Zero Waste Cafe Wednesday 9th March saw the launch of the new Zero Waste Cafe initiative from Eco Savvy. The event took place in St Molios Church Hall in Shiskine. Tea, coffee, flapjack and some warming lentil soup was on the go to heat up the brave souls that fought through the …

Eco Savvy zero waste café pilot

News from Arran Eco Savvy about the exciting new Zero Waste Cafe: In March 2022 we will be launching our mobile Zero Waste Café pilot which will be bringing sustainable food to locations around the island. This is the result of a community food access survey, designed in conjunction with North Ayrshire Council, to determine …

Stroll with it Arran health walks – new dates!

The Stroll with it Arran are taking place again – see below for dates and information on how to take part.     Please note that pre-booking will be required as previously and people will be asked to take a lateral flow test beforehand if possible. Contact Diana on diana.ecosavvy@gmail.com or 01770 860 427 to …

Zero-waste cafe research

Arran Eco Savvy are conducting some research into the community’s views on a proposed zero-waste cafe. Read on to find out more and to take part in the survey: Back in June last year we launched a community food access survey that we designed in conjunction with North Ayrshire Council to determine whether our access …

The Stroll With It Arran health walks are back

The Stroll with It Arran! health walks began again on Tuesday 25th January. Here is the programme for the walks coming up in the next few weeks. Please note that pre-booking will be required as previously, and people will be asked to take a lateral flow test beforehand if possible. Contact Diana on diana.ecosavvy@gmail.com or …

Local food plan consultation workshop

Join Arran Eco Savvy and Arran’s Food Journey for a workshop on a local food plan for Arran: Wednesday November 17th at 5.30pm at the Ormidale Pavilion The Scottish Government is currently consulting on their future plan for local food, Local Food for Everyone, but what does ‘local food’ mean to you and how can …