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. …

Seaspiracy

SEASPIRACY Netflix 2hrs 20 minutes Article by Sally Campbell Featured image shows: The world’s second largest factory fishing trawler, the Lithuanian FV Margiris, was among 25 supertrawlers fishing in protected UK waters in 2020. Photograph: Greenpeace/PA Seaspiracy is a 2021 documentary film about the environmental impact of fishing, directed by and starring Ali Tabrizi, a …

Savvy Film Club – The Troublemaker

On Tuesday 9th March at 7pm Eco Savvy will be holding an online film screening of The Troublemaker. The film will be followed by a Q&A session on Zoom with the film’s Director and a representative from Extinction Rebellion (XR). The film (57 mins) follows Extinction Rebellion co-founder, Roger Hallam, who explains his beginnings as …

Film screening of The Limit

‘The Limit’ is a film about restoring the threatened connections between people and the life in our sea. It explores the impacts of drastic declines in Scotland’s fish populations and the hidden damage to our seabed. How can we bring about an urgent and fair transition towards more sustainable fishing? You are invited to the …

Film screening of The Limit, a film by the OurSeas coalition

An online evening with the Ourseas coalition, COAST and Eco Savvy On 17th November, COAST and Eco Savvy joined up with the OurSeas coalition for the screening of the The Limit. The event was part of a virtual roadshow around Scotland, to highlight the issues concerning inshore fisheries, particularly during this time when the UK …

An interview with the director James Kent

And interview with James Kent by Alice Maxwell Voice Readers from Whiting Bay may be familiar with Eddie Hutchinson, who lives quietly in Sandbraes with her bouncy dog Liffen, and her not-so-bouncy tortoise, Marilyn. Eddie’s son, James Kent, came to stay with her during lockdown. He is a film and TV director, and agreed to …

A portrait of Life in Lockdown on Mull, Iona, Ulva and Gometra

Islands in Film A Portrait of Life in Lockdown on Mull, Iona, Ulva & Gometra Islands in Film uses footage from 75 people on Mull, Iona, Ulva, and Gometra to document life under lockdown the during week of 18th to 24th of May. It offers a moment of connection so we know we’re not alone, …

The Savvy Film Club – next screening 5th May

Eco Savvy invites folks on Arran (and further afield) to join them every Tuesday night for the Savvy Film Club which offers free online film screenings to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own sofa! The film club has been running for 6 weeks now and has shown a variety of films ranging from …

The Birdman of Pollok

Birdman of Pollok: The man who inspired the original school strike And last chance to watch the documentary The Birdman of Pollok on BBC iPlayer! By Martin Hannan writing in The National, 28th December 2019 SCHOOL strikes to protest against damage to the environment are thought to be the inspirational idea of Greta Thunberg, the …

Dream Big film screening

Mel Nicholls – DREAM BIG FILM SCREENING & TALK Sunday 8th December 2019, 19:00 – 21:00 Arran High School This is the story of Handcycle Britain. Mel Nicholls’ return to Arran is in her words, “coming home to where I rediscovered my adventure, following a series of life-changing strokes”. Tickets are £5.50 and can be …