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Wind turbine proposals for Holy Isle

holy isleProposals have been revealed for a wind turbine development on Holy Isle.

The move is likely to cause considerable controversy since it would see the erection of six highly visible wind turbines, three at each end of the island.

Read all the details in the Arran Banner, May 30 2105, also available online.

Garden party raises funds for Nepal

nepalThere was a good turnout at a fundraising garden party for Nepal in Brodick last weekend.

All of the money will go to people and groups known personally by Arran artist Gordon Davidson and who have been left devastated by the recent earthquakes.

For more details see the Arran Banner, May 30 2015, also available online.

Author makes his home on Arran

Tony BlackA leading Scottish crime author is starting a new chapter and not just in his writing but in his whole way of life.

Tony Black’s love of Arran has brought him and his family to live permanently on the island, where he plans to set his next detective novel.

Read more about his move in the Arran Banner, May 30 2015, also available online.

Arran Mountain festival reaches new heights

arran mountain festivalArran’s annual hill walking festival was more popular than ever this year with more than 120 walk spaces filled over the weekend.

Festival chairwoman Corinna Goeckeritz said: ‘We are extremely pleased with how the festival has gone. The weather turned out much better than forecast and walkers were treated to spectacular views.’

For more see the Arran Banner, may 30 2015, also available online.

Youngsters shine in Brodick-Lamlash fixture

Brodick vs lamlashMonday night saw champions Brodick begin their title defence at home to old rivals Lamlash. Both teams had some big players missing which paved the way for a couple of youngsters getting their chance to shine.

The first chance of the match came when a wind-assisted corner from Sean Higgins almost flew straight in but only the post kept it out.

For the full match report and other football fixtures see the Arran Banner, May 30 2015, also available online.


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