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Music and magic lined up for beer festival

beerA food and drink festival on the west coast will be the biggest and best it has ever been this year.

Started two years ago at the Kinloch Hotel the event has grown so much it is now called the Isle of Arran Food and Drink Festival.

For the full story, see the Arran Banner, June 26 2015, also available online.

All ferries cancelled as strike leaves islanders high and dry

brodick pier calmac ferryA call has been made for a strike ban on lifeline ferry services.

Strike action by RMT union members of the Caledonian MacBrayne staff today (Friday) halted all sailings on the main Ardrossan to Brodick route.

For the full story, see the Arran Banner, June 26 2015, also available online.

Two Allans run to raise cash

checkA father and son duo have raised more than £400 for ArCaS after taking part in 10K run for charity.

The feat is all the more remarkable given that Allan Soutter Snr only took up running last September for the first time since he was 16. He has just turned 43.

For the full story, see the Arran Banner, June 26 2015, also available online.

 

Jamaican reggae singer looks into Arran slave connection

reggaeThe visit of reggae singer to Arran has highlighted a notable connection between Jamaica and Arran.

For the full story, see the Arran Banner, June 26 2015, also available online.

Lamlash win Dragon’s Denstyle contest by designing wildlife app

kidsPupils from Lamlash Primary School have been announced as winners of a Dragon’s Den style competition to design apps that solve real-world problems.

For the full story, see the Arran Banner, June 26 2015, also available online.




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