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Ten teams battle for Arran Sevens title

arran rugby sevensCarrick were crowned the victors at the Arran Rugby Sevens 2014 tournament.

The hot sunshine brought the crowds out to Ormidale Park in Brodick for a fantastic 10-team tournament,with some suggesting it was the best weather ever for the event.

But when all the rugby had been played it was Carrick Rugby Club from Maybole who took home the trophy after a 19-10 win over Marr College in the final.

For more photos and the full report,see the Arran Banner edition of April 26 2014,also available on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Eco Savvy shop opens in Whiting Bay

ecosavvy shop whiting bayA new shop where unwanted goods are given a second chance has opened in Whiting Bay.

The Arran Eco Savvy Community opened the doors of the Waste Not Want Not Shop in the former Post Office,thanks entirely to the efforts of a band of volunteers.

See the Arran Banner edition of April 26 2014 for the full story. Also available on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Easter Sunday fun at Brodick Castle

easter bonnets brodick castleCrowds flocked to Brodick Castle on Easter Sunday for a day of fun in the sun.

More than 700 visitors and locals alike came with their children and grandchildren to the grounds of the castle for a day of  Easter enjoyment.

See more photos in the Arran Banner edition of April 26 2014 –also available on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Human remains found in the cliff hanging cists of Sannox

arran cist corrie quarryHuman remains from the early Bronze Age have been discovered in a cist found on Arran.

A two-year forensic archaeological study has dated the remarkable find to the years 2154-2026BC and helped provide a window into the complex and varied mortuary practices of the ancient time in Scotland.

The cist was one of two found at a disused part of a quarry in Sannox in March 2012.

Read all about it in the Arran Banner edition of April 18 2014,also available on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Endangered trees planted to conserve Arran whitebeam

arran whitebeam trees rareA collection of endangered trees,found nowhere else in the world apart from Arran,have been planted in the grounds of the Arran Outdoor Education Centre,in Lamlash.

The trees were propagated from seed collected by the Royal Botanic Garden,Edinburgh from the endemic Sorbi species which grow on the island.

For the full story see the Arran Banner edition of April 19 2014,also available on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital




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