Tory betrayal on food standards

A report from Patricia Gibson, MP for North Ayrshire and Arran Last week, I challenged Tory MP John Lamont in the Commons on National Farmers Union (NFU) fears and those of consumers, about the threat to food standards and safety.  I was astounded when he responded that the NFU “is spreading misinformation” about this important …

Arran’s first VegFest coming in March

ARRAN VEGFEST 2020 Arran High School Lamlash, 10am to 5pm, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March 2020 We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to Arran’s first ever celebration of all things vegan and plant-based over the weekend of 14th and 15th March! Entry to both days is by voluntary donation (which includes seven talks, two …

Join Eco Savvy for the Arran Spring Fest 21st March

ARRAN ECO SAVVY SPRING FEST We are delighted to announce ARRAN SPRING FEST, celebrating and inspiring sustainability on Arran with focus on local: • FOOD | local food producers’ market | food growing & planting activity | Chai Caddy & Mon’s Thai Kitchen • TRAVEL | eBike obstacle course | free Bike MOTs | Tesla …

Eco Savvy’s sustainable food programme

After including an article about Eco Savvy’s food programme in last month’s issue, we realised that it might possibly be a better idea for it to go in the January edition of the Voice! After Christmas and in time for some new year resolutions (or at least efforts at making some sustainable changes around food)! …

Isle of Arran milk vending machine in Brodick over Christmas and New Year

The team at Isle of Arran milk sent this message out over Christmas, with free milk available over new year until 5th January! After which the vending machine will be located somewhere on the island, venue to be confirmed… WE’VE GOT EXCITING NEWS! We are delighted to announce that Arran Milk will be available through …

Join the Eco Savvy sustainable food programme

Sustainable Food Coordinator at Eco Savvy, Jess tells us about their sustainable food programme and encourages readers to sign up. It is definitely high up on my list of eco things to do. And further on below, see their call for recipe contributions, as they are compiling a fantastic Eco Savvy cookbook! At Eco Savvy …

Milestones for Sustainable Island Life

Milestones for Sustainable Island Life Arran residents have supported Eco Savvy’s Sustainable Island Life Project with some exciting milestones being reached! Travel & Transport Eco Savvy currently has 10 ebikes in use with Arran organisations for their Arran Eco Ebike Challenge – a scheme where Arran businesses can borrow ebikes for their staff to use …

Bagel Baking Workshop

Imagine homemade bagels, warm from the oven and served just the way you like them. Sound good? At a recent event on Arran, a guest said he was excited about the homemade bagels and wished they were easier to find here. When he was told they were actually simple to make, several people asked for …

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 …

Corrie Food Festival 2019

…Announcing the next Corrie Food Festival on SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER in Corrie Village Hall. Profits will go towards the legal costs incurred by Lizanne Zeitsman’s visa refusal and to charities which help those in similar situations without the support network which Arran provides. The festival starts at 12pm and goes on until 5pm, and you’ll …