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 …

The Wee Shop Arran

The Wee shop is Arran’s newly opened subsidised shop offering grocery items at low cost. Includes items such as fresh and tinned food, toiletries and household cleaning products. The Wee Shop is located in Brodick Church and is here to help you top up your weekly shop, enabled by Arran Churches Together. Contact us to …

Arran’s first online farmers market

Arran Eco Savvy and Arran ‘s Food Journey are excited to support the first online farmers market on Saturday 6th March! The market will showcase some of the islands fantastic producers providing an opportunity to learn more about these businesses and their wonderful products! Eco Savvy say, “Next Saturday 6th March we have teamed up …

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)! …