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Aircraft crash – Skipness

A pair of aviators are feared missing after fishermen reported finding aircraft wreckage, at 3.45pm yesterday, in the sea at the head of Kilbrannan Sound near Skipness.

The two people took off from Oban Airport, Noth Connel, in an as yet unidentified aircraft, at 11.30am yesterday, Thursday May 25 bound for Carlisle.

The alarm was raised when it failed to arrive at its destination at 1pm.

An extensive search is ongoing, co-ordinated by the UK Coastguard, and involving Police Scotland, the HM Coastuard search and rescus helicopter from Prestwick.

They are being assisted by Tarbert and Campbeltown coastguard rescue teams and Arran’s Lamlash lifeboat, in the sea between Kintyre and Arran.

Power of persuasion wins cash for charity

Second year pupils at Arran High School put their powers of persuasion to the test last week as they attempted to convince a panel of judges to select their nominated charity to receive a £3,000 bonanza.

See the full story in this week’s Arran Banner.

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Well loved name back in the frame

Arran’s new ferry, which comes into service next year, could see the revival of a famous name from the past.

Glen Sannox is one of the four shortlisted names for the new boat, currently known as Hull 801, which is being built at the Ferguson yard on the Clyde.

See the full story in this week’s Arran Banner.

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Lamlash kick start season with cup win

The 2017 Arran football season kicked off on Monday night with the preliminary round of the Arran Haulage Cup.

Lamlash donned their new strips for their first competitive outing and played host to a Shiskine team who had a few of their familiar faces missing.

See the full story in this week’s Arran Banner.

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Lively debate at Arran hustings

The closure of the Arran public toilets took centre stage as the candidates in next week’s local election faced the electorate in Brodick Hall. With seven candidates standing for the Ardrossan and Arran seat only three Arran candidates were represented at the event with a further two providing statements which were read out to the 60-strong audience.

See the full story in this week’s Arran Banner.

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