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£450,000 needed to save Brodick beach

fishermans path brodickEyesore sandbags could be removed under a new plan to save Brodick beach.

The former landfill site behind it would also be cleared and the beach then left to find its own level by natural erosion.

Fisherman’s Walk would be re-routed away from danger.

The proposals would cost £450,000 but North Ayrshire Council says it would be the most cost-effective solution to the long running saga.

For the full story, see the the Arran Banner, December 20 2014, also available online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Samuel is top young 'gnat'

top gnat at brodick castleYoung Samuel Brobson of Lamlash was crowned the 2014 Young Naturalist of the Year on Saturday at the Brodick Castle Ranger Centre.

Along with runners-up Gen Inglis and Alyssa McGarrie, Samuel had to show good naturalist skills throughout the year and a keen interest in outdoors and nature.

Read more in the Arran Banner, December 20 2014, also available online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

The Ogre, the Princess and the Donkey are three times the fun in panto delight

christmas panto arranIf there is a flying donkey, a green monster, a terrifying dragon and some dancing dolls, you can be sure its time for the 2014 Lamlash Panto.

Although not a traditional pantomime ‘The Orge, the Princess and the Donkey’ was the drama group’s own take on Shrek.

And the panto packed the Arran Community Theatre in Lamlash for four shows over a weekend.

Read the full review in the Arran Banner, December 20 2014, also online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Corrie fayre is a Christmas treat

christmas fayre corrie and sannoxThe Christmas Fayre at Corrie and Sannox Village Hall was a real winter wonderland.

Craft stalls from across the island were overflowing with Christmas ideas while the baking stall as always did a roaring trade.

For more on this event, see the Arran Banner, December 20 2014, also online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

An evening of carols at Christmas

Christmas carols whiting bay and kildonan churchVillagers enjoyed an evening of lessons and carols in Whiting Bay and Kildonan Church.

The carols were led by the Arran Brass Band and a group of the Arran Singers performed two numbers and helped lead the congregation in the carol singing.

For more on the night, see the Arran Banner, December 210 2014, also available online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital




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