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 …

We had forgotten that we are ecological beings

If farmers can learn such ways from nature what about the rest of us? An article by Patrick M. Lydon, May 2020, first published in Yes! Magazine.  Featured image: Heron #5 – Sumiyoshi Koen, Osaka, Japan. Credit Patrick M. Lydon It’s afternoon in the middle of the work week, and our local park is filled …

The “Arranology” Project

The Arranology Project is a new initiative that has evolved through the collaboration between several of the island’s community organisations and ‘–ology’ experts. It brings together their knowledge and love for the different aspects of the island‘s natural and social history – geology, archaeology and ecology, in an accessible form for both visitors and residents. …

To end the reign of the climate delayer we need to re-write our contract with nature

Scott Leatham, political ecologist, researcher and campaigner, says that natural solutions must be part of any credible strategy to address climate breakdown. Published in CommonSpace 29.04.19. As messages on climate breakdown and biodiversity loss dominate the airwaves, the emergence of a new form of denialism stalks the policy landscape: the delayer. We don’t need to …