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Eco Savvy August enews

Arran Farmers’ Show Round Up 

What a great day at the Arran Farmers’ Show! Only a slight smattering of rain meant that conditions were perfect for folk to have a wee go on our eBike offerings. We had both a classic hybrid eBike and also an emountain bike.

The emountain bike spends its days at Arran High School for the young people to use, as well as learn how to maintain. We have it available when not in use by the High School for the general public to try out.

The most popular activity on our stall without a doubt was the “Brake Pad Challenge” where people had to race to correctly put together a disassembled brake pad. There was stiff competition to get onto the leader board with the top prize being a voucher for The Parlour in Brodick and the opportunity to name one of our eBikes.

Our Energy Auditor, Charlotte, was on hand to answer questions on household energy and one of our new team members, Jess the Savvy Food expert, had a great time chatting to people about food and getting word out about our Food Share scheme in conjunction with the Co-op.

People could try their hands at one of three “dastardly quizzes” – energy, food and/or travel & transport. There were some cracking prizes up for grabs.

To have a look at the quizzes click here!
And click here for the answers.

Brodick Highland Games Round Up

Brodick Highland Games Round Up Only a few days after the Arran Farmers’ Show Eco Savvy were delighted to attend another monumental annual Arran day at the Brodick Highland Games!

Demand for the “Brake Pad Challenge” went stratospheric and between the Farmers’ Show and the day at the Highland Games around 70 people tried their hand at rebuilding a brake pad in the fastest time possible. The prize for the fastest time was a voucher for The Parlour and to be able to name one of Eco Savvy’s ebikes.

We are so pleased to report that the fastest time was Eve, with an incredible 14.2 seconds. I think everyone can agree that she has chosen a wonderful name for an Eco Savvy ebike.

Day @ the Dump

Last Wednesday a group of us were lucky enough to have a tour of the waste transfer station and the HWRC in Brodick.

Read all about it in our blog post here!

A few other events to put in your diary…

Come to our Savvy Food Film Social on Sunday!

This event will be a chance to take a look at the food system and it’s sustainability from a farming perspective, highlighting the flaws of the past that can help us learn and work towards a better future.

We will be screening this one hour documentary that “will take you on a journey across the fields of Britain, past the orchards of forgotten fruit and through the fields of ancient grains. The film reveals both the wisdom of the old and the innovations of the young, who are bringing back the worm to the soil, the ‘culture’ to ‘agriculture,’ and the flavour to the tomato! We stand on a brink, the swallows are departing, but the future of this land is still In Our Hands.”

Do we care enough drive a better food system here on Arran?

Come and join us at 2pm on Sunday at Home Farm for an informal film afternoon and discussion. Popcorn and hot drinks provided. We hope to see you there! 

This event is FREE but spaces will be limited so please confirm your attendance by

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Till next time!

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