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Scallop population thriving in Lamlash marine reserve

lamlash scallopsScallops are thriving in Lamlash Bay thanks to the No Take Zone set up by the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST).

Scientists have discovered a much higher amount of commercially-important, juvenile scallops in the bay over a period of three years.

For more on this see the Arran Banner edition of February 28 2015, also available online.

First European conference held on Arran

cold water islands conference planning meetingA major conference bringing together tourism delegates from cold water islands across Europe will be held on Arran next month.

It will be the first time they have got together under the umbrella Cold Water Island Tourism, a new initiative to promote, celebrate and help develop tourism onĀ  small cold water island destinations around the world.

Read more about the conference in the Arran Banner edition of February 28 2015, also online.

Bethany in the wars as Arran ladies suffer second defeat

Arran ladiesArran player Bethany Tetlow was in the wars when the ladies hockey team travelled to Dumfries at the weekend.

She was struck on the head with the ball during the game and had to be rushed by ambulance to Dumfries Royal Infirmary where she was treated for minor concussion.

A team of 13 ladies travelled to Dumfries for the game and came up against a hard, strong team.

For the full match report, see the Arran Banner edition of February 28 2015, also available online.

Horror attack on prize sheep

glenkiln farm arranA farmer has hit out at an irresponsible dog owner after one of his pedigree sheep was left fighting for its life.

Kenneth Bone says the owner must know the dog carried out the horrific attack as it would have returned covered in blood and wool.

Police Scotland are investigating the attack on the black faced hog which took place at Glenkiln Farm in Lamlash within sight of the farmhouse and are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them on 101.

For the full story, see the Arran Banner edition of February 21 2015, also available online.

Four-goal hockey feast

arran hockeyA four-goal feast from Lorraine Hewie gave Arran Ladies Hockey Team a well deserved home victory on Saturday against Ardrossan II.

Arran had 15 players available for the game in Brodick and were 2-1 up at half time and scored twice in the second half to make the final score 4-1.

The game was the first of a weekend double header with the team securing a tough draw 2-2 during a trip to Glasgow the next day.

For the full match report see the Arran Banner edition of February 21 2015, also available online.




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