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New bus shelters on Arran not practical

arran bus stopResidents in the smaller villages on Arran are concerned that the new bus shelters which have been built are not suitable for wheelchair use.

They also say that some of the more rural stops are badly exposed to the wind and rain and have been built leaving passengers facing away from the road.

For more see the Arran Banner, March 28 2015, also available online.

Animal farm at Kirkend Nursery

animal nursery park whiting bayA new farm park is being created at Arran’s very own animal kingdom – Kirkend Nursery.

Everything from a  Clydesdale horse to a hedgehog will be on display for visitors at the Whiting Bay attraction.

Read more about the venture and some of the other animals in the Arran Banner, March 28 2015, also available online.

Arran draws together tourism experts for conference

cold water islands tourism conferenceMore than 150 delegates from across the UK and Europe attended the inaugural Cold Water Island Tourism Concference at Arran High School.

The three-day venture saw business brains flock to the island to share knowledge and expertise in a bid to develop tourism on cold water island destinations across the world.

For more photos from the conference and more about it see the Arran Banner, March 28 2015, also available online.

Shiskine pupils given food for thought

food for thought at Shiskine PSPupils and staff at Shiskine Primary School recently took part in a very successful week of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with a focus on food.

Local businesses had been contacted and some were able to help by supplying  representatives from their company along with photographs and films.

For more photos and a full report, see the Arran Banner, March 28 2015, also available online.

Arran hockey women miss out on promotion

arran ladies hockey vs UddingstonArran hockey ladies failed at the final hurdle against Uddingston to gain promotion in their first season but it didn’t dampen their spirits for too long.

Read the full report in the Arran Banner, March 28 2015, also available online.




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