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Help us to grow more food around Arran

Upcoming Events

Below are upcoming events organised by the Pioneer Project together with our partners around the island:

Location Description Date/Time
Pirnmill Community Garden Fruit Tree Pruning
with Kathy Sayer
Sunday 25th February at 11am
(location on google maps)
Cordon Community Garden Fruit Tree Pruning
with Kathy Sayer
Sunday 25th February at 2pm
(location on google maps)
Clauchlands Fruit Tree Planting Tuesday 5th March at 10am
(location on google maps)
Kilpatrick Community Garden Fruit Tree Planting Thursday 7th March at 11am
(location on google maps)
Pirnmill Community Garden Dry Stone Walling Saturday 9th March at 10am -
PLEASE RSVP BY EMAIL - arran@pioneerproject.scot
(location on google maps)
Cordon Community Garden Spring Equinox Gathering End of March - Date TBC
(location on google maps)
Cordon Community Garden Beltane Gathering Beginning of May - Date TBC
(location on google maps)

Local Volunteer Days

Our team supports the work of various community gardens around the island that we have helped to set up, as well as other projects and organisations. The following volunteer days are organised weekly as of Spring 2024, run by local volunteers, to which all are welcome to attend.

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Location Description Date/Time
Cordon Community Garden Open Volunteer Day First Sunday of Every month from 11am
(location on google maps)
Regular Sessions Most Sundays and Thursdays from 11am
(please check the Facebook group for more information)
Pirnmill Community Garden Volunteer Days Typically every Sunday from 11am
(location on google maps)
Corrie Community Garden Volunteer Days Typically every Wednesday
(location on google maps)
(please check the Facebook group for more information
Cladach Community Garden Volunteer Days Varies throughout the season. Please email arran@pioneerproject.scot for more information
Kilpatrick Community Garden Volunteer Days Varies throughout the season. Please email arran@pioneerproject.scot for more information
Clauchlands Community Garden Volunteer Days Varies throughout the season. Please email arran@pioneerproject.scot for more information

Last updated: 9/2/24

Due to the nature of the work being undertaken, parking spaces are very limited (or not available), and there are no toilet facilities onsite, though this is something we are working towards in future. We always recommend wearing sturdy footwear and bringing your own pair of gardening gloves (though there is sometimes a spare pair of gloves available). Please plan accordingly if you wish to attend.


Support Our Work

We need input on many levels from people all over Arran, Ayrshire, Argyll and Scotland wide. We are always keen to engage with individuals, businesses, public bodies, and communities to help facilitate a range of tasks both locally and further afield as we want everyone to benefit from local and intergenerational knowledge share and enthusiasm, and are keen to facilitate this as widely as possible within, and between communities.

We would be grateful for donations of all forms, from funding for research, volunteer participation time, tools, seeds, materials and other equipment, to support with events and social activities.

Most importantly we hope to gain the support of our communities to join in, in any way that they can, there are plenty of roles for all ages, interests and abilities to play a part in supporting sustainable use of land for all our collective enrichment.