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Upcoming Events

Last updated: 8/7/24

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

Location Description Date/Time
Bellevue Farm, Kilpatrick Summer Farm Day Sunday July 14th 2024, 11am to 2pm
Brodick Castle Gardens, Brodick Family Fun Day Thursday July 25th 2024, 11am to 3pm
Glenkiln Farm, Lamlash The Arran Show Wednesday August 7th 2024
Arran Community Land Initiative, Whiting Bay Scything Sessions Thursday August 8th 2024, 10am to 1pm
Spaces are limited, please RSVP by email to arran@pioneerproject.scot
Cordon Community Garden Outdoor Cooking Workshop Saturday August 17th 2024
Arran Heritage Museum, Brodick Heritage Skills Day Saturday September 14th
Ormidale Pavilion, Brodick Apple Pressing Day Tuesday September 17th

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.

Location Description Date/Time
Cordon Community Garden Volunteer Days Typically every Thursday and Sunday from 11am
(location on google maps - 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 and Saturday
(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

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.

Past Events

Below are events that we have previously organised together with our partners around the island:

Location Description Date/Time
Robin Gray's Farm, Sandbraes, Whiting Bay Composting Workshop Wednesday 14th February at 11am
(location on google maps)
Kilpatrick Community Garden Work Party Wednesday 21st February at 10am
(location on google maps)
Clauchlands Work Party Thursday 22nd February at 10am
(location on google maps)
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 11am
(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 Sunday 10th March at 10am -
PLEASE RSVP BY EMAIL - arran@pioneerproject.scot
(location on google maps)
Bellevue Farm Arran Farmers Market Sunday March 31st 2024, 11am to 2pm
(Details on Facebook)
Cladach Community Garden Scything Sessions Saturday April 6th 2024, 11am to 2pm
PLEASE RSVP BY EMAIL - arran@pioneerproject.scot
Cordon Community Garden Birdwatching and Dawn Chorus Sunday April 7th 2024, meet at 5.30am
(location on google maps)
Cordon Community Garden Beltane Gathering Sunday May 5th 2024 - times TBC
(location on google maps)