Request for information on Commando 11 soldiers on Arran

Request for information re Commandos that stayed in Landour Cottage with Walter Marshall in 1940/1 After reading about the Commando 11 on Arran in Jim Henderson’s recent series in the Voice, Patric McGonigal got in touch to see if readers would be able to help him with any information regarding his relative’s stay in Lamlash …

12th Birthday of the Lamlash Bay No Take Zone

On 22nd September COAST and the Arran community celebrated the 12th Birthday of the No Take Zone. The Lamlash Bay NTZ was established by the Scottish Government in 2008; this pioneering project shows it is possible to improve our environment, as proven by a decade worth of research. COAST said, “Twelve years ago, we could …

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

A highly successful Macmillan Coffee Morning took place at the end of September, at the Trust Housing, McKelvie Road in Lamlash, organised by Julia Le Masurier. Words by Alice Maxwell, photos by Mairi Simpson. Julia was inspired to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support after seeing the invaluable help the Macmillan nurses gave her sister …

Music in the Time of Anne Frank – An evening with Deborah Nemko

Please join us for a recital and talk in Lamlash featuring Deborah Nemko, pianist and professor of music at Bridgewater State University, USA. “Music in the Time of Anne Frank” focuses primarily on Dutch Jewish composers who suffered at the hands of the Nazis. This programme celebrates the piano compositions by Leo Smit, Daniel Belinfante, …

The 2019 Arran Engineering Competition

Announcement 2019 Arran Engineering Competition – to be held in the Church Hall, Lamlash, on Saturday 20th July 2019. Entries are invited from individuals or teams of people living on the Isle of Arran. We all take engineering for granted, however few people actually realise how much the engineer supports our daily lives. It would …

The Arran Rock and Blues Festival 2019

Following last year’s inaugural Arran Rock ‘N’ Blues Festival the event is back in bigger and bolder style for 2019. Organised by Lamlash Events in conjunction with The Pierhead Tavern (PHT) the 2019 festival, hosted by Scotland’s ‘Godfather of Rock,’ Tom Russell, will take place in its own marquee on Lamlash Green on Saturday 27th …

Music Matters in Lamlash

MUSIC MATTERS AT LAMLASH CHURCH HALL By the Rev. Lily McKinnon Research shows that people living with dementia (and their carers) can become isolated and disconnected from the outside world. This can lead to frustration, depression, and aggression. Being more active in participation with others in stimulating activities has an uplifting effect, calms people and …

Messy Church starting in Lamlash

Messy Church sessions are starting at Lamlash Church this autumn. Messy church – is a way of being church for families involving fun is found across the world values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration

Hiroshima Memorial Event – Sunday 5th August Lamlash Green

Two Important Events with Arran CND Coming Up Hiroshima Commemoration Long standing Arran residents will know that there has been a tradition on the island of witnessing for peace on Hiroshima Day (6th August). There is a Peace Tree and plaque near the car park in Whiting Bay. A quiet reflection will take place at …