Qigong on Lamlash Green

Free Qigong classes on Lamlash Green on Saturday mornings with Essence of Soul Yoga What is Qigong? A qigong practice Qi Gong literally translates as ‘energy cultivation’ and is a harmonious, cleansing practice for vitality and balance: invigorating joints and muscles through slow, considered movement. It first appeared in 500BC and forms the basis for …

Arran Well-Being Cafes – dates in June

The Arran Well-Being Cafes are being held indoors and our thanks go to ACVS for the use of the gazebo and COAST, Shiskine Golf and Tennis Club and Ormidale park for allowing us to use their facilities. The Cafes are now being held in the following venues from 2.00 to 4.00pm: Lamlash Church Hall on …

Our NHS – why it is worth protecting for everyone

By Sally Campbell There are many people who believe the NHS should be converted to a privatised private insurance scheme. Many of those advocating it are involved with the private companies providing health care, both here and especially in America. Lobbying the government has been a feature, especially as Brexit approaches and the UK government …

The ecological dimension of mental health

Following our feature last month on the allotments at the Arran Community Land Initiative, Judy Wilkinson, writer and allotments campaigner, argues that disconnection from nature breeds alienation, and looks at community growing as a mechanism for re-connecting people to the natural world. In 1995, Sarah Conn wrote in ‘Ecopsychology’ that we have cut ourselves off …