The Woodside Arran vending machine opening in Brodick

Some great news from Woodside Arran about the upcoming opening of their vending machine in Brodick (between Arran Active and the Bike Hire): The vending machine will be open from 16th March, Monday to Sunday, 9am – 7pm Jenny Macdonald, co-director of Woodside said, “It will be a slow start in regards to stock with …

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 …

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 …

Festive Farmers’ Market Sunday 5th December

Bellevue Farm, supported by Arran Eco Savvy and Arrans food journey, are holding their second farmers market this Sunday 5th December from 12-3pm. Come along and have a chance to speak to local producers, learn more about how they make their delicious products and to enjoy some hot food and drinks. There are over 20 …

Climate Cafes – what are they?

“Great changes can start from small conversations.” Climate cafes are so important as they provide a space to support and encourage us to have these conversations regarding – What can I do? What can my community do? What can my local authority do? What can the Scottish Government do? And what can we do globally? …

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 …

Farmer’s Market at Bellvue Farm 5th September

Arran Eco Savvy share news of the upcoming Farmer’s Market – We are excited to be working with Bellevue Farm – Holiday Cottages & Farm Tours in Blackwaterfoot, and Arran’s Food Journey to hold a farmers market at Bellevue Farm on Sunday 5th September! Come along to meet local producers, take a farm tour, see the …

Arran comes out tops

By Alice Maxwell My Mum first climbed Goatfell at the age of 16 in 1957, and since then she has made the ascent (and descent) at least ten times over the years. This year was her 80th birthday and her dearest wish was to climb her favourite mountain with her family on her birthday. Ferry …

Arran Recipe Book Crowdfunder

The Crowdfunder for the Arran Home Recipe Book is Live! The Arran Home Recipe Book features over 100 recipes with focus on local produce, including Scottish classics and international favourites. The crowdfunder is now live! You can pre-order a copy for £14 from here Recipes are supplied by cookbook author Nick Paul as well as …

Community food access survey

Arran Eco Savvy is working with North Ayrshire Council to look at access to affordable and healthy food. We have created a survey to better understand what barriers people are currently facing in accessing affordable, healthy food. This information will be used to inform a strategy to provide support to people in our community. Please …