London Plane Tree

By Brian Larkin Brian Larkin is a Coordinator for XR Peace, the coalition of peace groups that aims to address the links between war, militarism and the climate crisis. He was arrested blocking the entrance to BAE Systems, on the steps of the MOD and at the Supreme Court after police banned XR protests in …

A recent visit to Norway

The First Minister Visits Norway by Kenneth Gibson MSP On 08 January, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP travelled to Oslo to address Norwegian business leaders at the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise conference. During her speech, the First Minister highlighted offshore wind and carbon capture and storage as sectors where the two countries are at the …

Government plans for kelp dredging trials raises alarm

In an article from 17th December 2019, Coastal Communities Network Scotland report on the recent news that a Scottish government ‘seaweed review group’  plans to mechanically harvest kelp next year, despite the government following calls to stop the dredging of kelp. At the end of 2018, under pressure from many community groups, with Arran’s COAST …

The Climate Emergency

Environmental campaigner, marine ecologist and Arran resident, Sally Campbell, assesses here the lack of funding currently being invested in tackling the climate emergency and suggests that after the election next month, whoever is in government will need to start making extensive but in no way unimaginable changes in public expenditure and to the country’s tax …

Brexit and Scotland’s Future

In this report, Arran and Ayrshire MP Patricia Gibson gives us her views on the political happenings in Westminster over the last few months. With the Brexit deadline extended again and an impending general election, the Voice for Arran wondered what our MP’s perspective is on all that is going on at this very unusual …