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 …

A film night with the Arran Vegan Group and upcoming events

Carol and Jules of the Stonewater House Vegan B&B in Lamlash and the Arran Vegan Group hosted a wonderful vegan film night last month, open to everyone. By Alice Maxwell. We were warmly welcomed and offered a delicious vegan spread – vegan wraps, pastries, humus and veg sticks, followed by two wonderful vegan cakes. Carol …

COAST Film Night – Vitamin Sea

Tuesday 10th September. 7.15pm, Arran Community Theatre, Lamlash. Vitamin Sea documents the journey of one woman; Cal Major. In the summer of 2018, Cal completed a world record stand up paddle board expedition from Land’s End to John O’Groats – the whole length of the UK! This 80-minute film focuses on community action around plastic …

Informative discussion follows up screening of ‘Artifishal’

The view of a member of the audience A screening of the powerful film ‘ARTIFISHAL’ took place on Arran on July 9th, hosted by trustees and staff members from the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST). Described by promoters as an “illuminating 75-minute documentary film which explores the high costs – ecological, financial and cultural …

Nae Pasaran! How Scottish workers grounded Pinochet’s airforce

As Holyrood honours the East Kilbride engineers who refused to work on the jet engines of the Chilean dictatorship, CommonSpace looks back at the story of how Scottish workers stood against Pinochet’s regime. Last month the Scottish Parliament heard a motion recognising the efforts of the East Kilbride engineers who in 1974 organised a boycott …