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New study on possibility of oil and gas reserves

Hamilton Rock and Holy IsleA new study is being made to establish whether or not there might be oil reserves in the Firth of Clyde,south of Arran.

The Scottish government has teamed up with industry and academic experts to examine the potential for oil and gas fields.

For more see the Arran Banner edition of August 23 2014,also on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Island's splendour on show

arran horticultural showArran showed it is a productive island –and not just on farmland –when islanders brought their flowers,vegetables,craftwork and home cooking skills to be judged at the Isle of Arran Horticultural Society summer show.

See four pages of photos from the popular event in the Arran Banner edition of August 23 2014 –also available online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Brodick couple's final open garden

20_b34gar03A green-fingered couple have opened up their Brodick garden to raise money for charity for the final time.

Robbie and Marlene Brown have been transforming their garden since 1991 but say it is now time to just enjoy it.

For the full story see the Arran Banner edition of August 23 2014,also on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Arran rescue team completes stretcher challenge

stretcher arran mountain rescueMembers of Arran Mountain Rescue Team braved all the elements during a charity stretcher push round the island.

Around 20 of the team took part in the relay to pull the Macinnes stretcher with a single wheel round the 56 miles of the island.

It took the team 13 hours to compete the circuit which was to raise funds for the volunteer rescue group.

Read the full story in the Arran Banner edition of August 16 2014,or online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Morag comes out on top with shawl

arran wri winnerLamlash were the big winners at the Arran Women’s Rural Institute annual handicraft show.

They picked up 10 group and individual prizes including the top best in show trophy won by Morag Gardner with her splendid hand knitted shawl.

Morag also picked up four other prizes at the show held at Arran High School.

See the full results and more photos in the Arran Banner edition August 16 2014,also online at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital




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