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Fanfare opening for new-look Brodick Co-op store

Refurbished Brodick co-opThe Co-operative Food store in Brodick has a complete new look and an official opening was held to mark the refurbishment of the store.

The opening ceremony was conducted by long serving employee and fundraiser Ian Pyott, who was resplendent in his kilt as he cut the opening ribbon with invited guests looking on.

Seethe Arran Banner, November 22 2014,  for the full story and more photos. Also available via www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Fifty years of courageous service celebrated by AMRT

50 years of Arran MRTThe Arran Mountain Rescue Team (AMRT) has celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special dinner at the Kinloch Hotel in Blackwaterfoot.

David Whalley, mountaineer, rescue specialist, lecturer and great friend of AMRT had been asked to speak at the dinner, but unfortunately he could not make it.

Instead ‘Heavy’ Whalley – as he is affectionately know – has written a moving piece about the team which is in the Arran Banner, November 22 2014.

Also online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Arran hotels among the country's best

Arran hotels in thistle awardsTwo Arran hotels have qualified for the final round of the Scottish Thistle Awards which recognise success, excellence and quality in Scotland’s tourism industry across a range different categories.

The Glenisle Hotel and Bistro in Lamlash has beaten tough competition to be named ‘Most Hospitable Hotel’ on Friday 7 November at the Central South West regional finals of the Scottish Thistle Awards.

The Auchrannie Resort in Brodick has also celebrated success after being shortlisted for the Creative Ambition Award.

Pick up a copy of the Arran Banner, November 22 2014  for the full story. Also available online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Memory Walk raises cash and awareness of dementia help

arran dementia friends and memory walkArran could be an ideal location for the development of a dementia friends initiative.

Alzheimer Scotland has launched the new scheme and believe the island with its strong community spirit could be perfect for the scheme following its magnificent contribution to the charity from the island’s Memory Walk.

See the full story in the Arran Banner, November 22, 2014 also online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Hidden Talents show raises charity cash

talent show shiskine craftThe success of the recent Shiskine Valley’s Hidden Talents exhibition has helped Machrie Ladies Craft Group.

More than 500 visitors came through the exhibition at The Kinloch Hotel over the three days that it was open earlier this month.

There was no entry fee but visitors were asked to give a donation and a remarkable £403.26 was raised as a result.

For the full story see the Arran Banner, November 15 2014 or online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital


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