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Arran Homes office closes its doors

isle of arran homesThe doors were finally closed at the Isle of Arran Homes office in Brodick on Thursday,despite attempts by staff and tenants to reverse a decision to shut it.

The closure followed an announcement earlier this year that Trust Housing Association was to move all administrative and clerical support functions to the mainland for nearly 300 homes on Arran,in a bid to save money.

See the Arran Banner edition of August2 2014 for the full story. Also online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Daredevil mountaineers abseil from castle

mountain rescue abseil brodick castleThe Arran mountain rescue team members are known for their daredevil mountaineering and bravery in even the most testing of circumstances.

But they took it to another level  when an abseiling demonstration was held at Brodick Castle.

For more photos and the full report see the Arran Banner edition of  August 2 2014,also online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Gaelic culture explored at Fèis Arainn

feis arrainThe rich Gaelic heritage of Arran was once again explored at the annual Fèis Arainn. All week youngsters from Arran and further afield learned to play traditional Scottish instruments whilst also absorbing themselves in the Gaelic culture of songs,poetry and drama.

See the Arran Banner edition of August 2 2014 for the full story. Also on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Fun in the sun for visitors to Lochranza Gala

lochranza galaThere was plenty of fun in the sun at Lochranza Extravaganza as visitors at Lochranza Village Hall basked in the sunshine,  enjoying an afternoon of fun and games for all the family.

See more photos in the Arran Banner edition of August 2,also on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

'Chase-me-Charlie' is riding club's highlight

arran riding club jumpingThe highlight of the Arran Riding Club’s annual jumping derby on Monday July 28 was undoubtedly the ‘Chase-Me-Charlie’which saw the posts getting higher and higher.

The jumping derby was originally scheduled to take place at Shedog on Sunday but was postponed because of the torrential rain and wet conditions underfoot.

See the full report the Arran Banner edition of August 2 2014. Also online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital


With rising numbers of cyclists visiting the island each year,do you think a dedicated cycle path between Brodick and Corrie would benefit the island?

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