The US Goldman Environmental Prize, which comes with $175,000 (£118,000) prize money, will be presented to Howard at a ceremony in San Francisco today (Monday April 20 2015).
It is the first time this international award, the largest prize for grassroots environmentalists worldwide, has come to Scotland and only the second time it has been made to someone in the UK.
Howard said: ‘I am delighted with the award. This is global recognition for everything the community of marine volunteers on Arran have been working on for so long.’
For more on this story and all the news from Arran, see the Arran Banner, April 25 2015, also available online from the same date.
Fiona Oakes had to be whisked to hospital by helicopter after a serious crash on her bike outside Lamlash.
Read her story in the Arran Banner, April 18 2015, also available online.
Now the Arran Access Trust and Coastal Way team are excited to start handing over some ownership of the paths to the local communities themselves.
To this end they are starting a series of volunteer days this spring and summer to help teach people how they can look after footpaths in their area.
Find out more in the Arran Banner, April 18, also available online.
David Allsop will be running for charity and has chosen to do both the London marathon next Sunday followed by the Edinburgh marathon on 31 May.
This year he will be raising money for Cancer Support Scotland after his fiancee Deborah Hanlon died from breast cancer two and a half years ago.
For his story, see the Arran Banner April 18 2015, also available online.