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Baton can't come to Arran - so Arran goes to the Baton.

The Queen’s Baton has travelled more than 100,000 miles,uniting 70 countries across the world…and has even been sent to an oil-rig.
And when it was announced that the symbol of the Commonwealth Games was coming to North Ayrshire –but not Arran –that didn’t stop the locals flocking in their hundreds to see it.
See your pictures in this week’s Arran Banner


Go ahead given to turn pub into flats

Proposals to convert a Lamlash pub into flats have been given the go ahead this week,despite numerous objections.

In all likelihood this means the end of the historic Pierhead Tavern known affectionately as the PHT.

Planning permission has been granted despite objections from Arran Community Council and local residents to the proposals for the Shore Road premises.


Welsh messages in a bottle found on Machrie beach

message ina bottle arranA bottle containing messages from children at a Welsh Primary School has been found on an Arran beach.

Muriel Searl and her daughter Linzi from Kilmacolm were walking on the beach near Machrie Bay Golf Course last Monday when they spotted the bottle on the rocks.

See the full story in the Arran Banner edition of July 5 2014,also on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Drams go down a treat in hot summer sun

malt arranFantastic weather really put a shine on the Arran Malt and Music Festival.

Visitors enjoyed a day of alfresco fun as the drams and the drink flowed but all in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

Read all about the Malt and Music Festival in the Arran Banner of July 5 2014,also on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Revenge is sweet for triumphant Brodick

SONY DSCFor Brodick’s Hope Cup golfing team revenge was sweet on Saturday night,when they beat last year’s winners Lamlash in a nail-bitingly close final.

After beating Corrie in the first round of the prestigious Arran Golfers Association tournament last week,and Machrie in the semi-final on Saturday afternoon,Brodick overcame a strong Lamlash side in the final to lift the trophy for their first victory since 2010.

For the full match reports see the Arran Banner edition of July 5 2014. Also on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital


With rising numbers of cyclists visiting the island each year,do you think a dedicated cycle path between Brodick and Corrie would benefit the island?

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