An interview with Cicely Gill

To mark International Women’s Day on 8th March, Alice Maxwell met inspirational Arran resident Cicely Gill, to talk about writing, gender and life on Arran. Cicely Gill is well known on Arran as a poet, writer and jeweller. She has also been a therapist, and is currently Chair of the board of trustees at COAST. …

An interview with the pianist Gamal Khamis

Gamal Khamis is a concert pianist who spent a week on Arran in December 2017 and gave a wonderful recital of Liszt and Brahms hosted by the Arran Music Society. Here he talks to Alice Maxwell, musician, teacher and celebrant on Arran You have rather an exotic name – what is your heritage? I was …

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 …

An interview with Jenny Maxwell on the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima

Interview with Jenny Maxwell, long term CND campaigner This August is the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Japan in 1945. To mark this we have an interview with Jenny Maxwell, a long time campaigner for CND, by Alice Maxwell of Lamlash. For more events that are taking place around Scotland on 6 – …