Umbrella Outdoor Project Day One!

  Here are our band of merry workers assessing the fantastic gardening site that the wonderful people at the National Trust for Scotland’s Brodick Castle will be letting us loose in! This was the first working visit proper to resurrect the pathways, in advance of the open evening on Thursday 3rd April from 5pm. Please […]

Saltire Awards

¬† For all you budding volunteers out there (aged between 12 and 25) have you registered for the Saltire Awards? You can create an online journal of all your voluntary work, making a great bit of evidence for your CV that you’re motivated and always up for a challenge! We’ll be holding a couple of […]

Hearing Aid batteries

We’ve just had a delivery of hearing aid batteries, so can help you find the right ones for your aid, and even help get the fiddly little blighters fitted! Just pop in any weekday 10am-2pm except Wednesdays.

Umbrella support group

Our support group, which has been nicknamed Umbrella (and we’re hoping it sticks!) is coming together nicely, with two project areas – indoors and outdoors. We are hoping to hold Volunteer training in March for those who wish to be volunteers, and at the same time offer PVG checks to those interested. More to come […]

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland outreach on Arran

Hollie Wilson of CHSS ¬†contacted us to let people know that there is a one-to-one communication support service for stroke survivors with communication difficulties. People can self-refer or ask someone to help them with this, by contacting Hollie on 07918 690651 or As the Outreach co-ordinator she also hopes to set up a social […]

Hearing Aid wearer?

Do you wear hearing aids or know someone who does? Action on Hearing Loss Scotland will be over at Arran War Memorial Hospital Monthly with a FREE walk in hearing aid clinic for new batteries, new ear mould tubing, advice on how to use and clean your hearing aids and information on services that can […]

New support group

The next meeting of the proposed new support group (as yet un-named, so all suggestions gratefully received!) is to be on Monday 20th January at 2pm in the Ormidale Pavilion, Brodick. We’d really like to help establish ‘hubs’ in areas further afield like Shiskine for people who find getting to Brodick a struggle, so come […]