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Human remains found in the cliff hanging cists of Sannox

arran cist corrie quarryHuman remains from the early Bronze Age have been discovered in a cist found on Arran.

A two-year forensic archaeological study has dated the remarkable find to the years 2154-2026BC and helped provide a window into the complex and varied mortuary practices of the ancient time in Scotland.

The cist was one of two found at a disused part of a quarry in Sannox in March 2012.

Read all about it in the Arran Banner edition of April 18 2014,also available on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Endangered trees planted to conserve Arran whitebeam

arran whitebeam trees rareA collection of endangered trees,found nowhere else in the world apart from Arran,have been planted in the grounds of the Arran Outdoor Education Centre,in Lamlash.

The trees were propagated from seed collected by the Royal Botanic Garden,Edinburgh from the endemic Sorbi species which grow on the island.

For the full story see the Arran Banner edition of April 19 2014,also available on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Arran miss key players but finish season in positive mood

arran rugby club end of season matchArran has faced a tough year on the rugby field but,despite early fears of relegation after losing their first six games,the club turned it round in 2014 and finished the season in mid table with plenty of positives to take forward to the next campaign.

For the full report looking back at Arran’s season,see the Arran Banner edition of April 18 2014,also available on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Arran runner impresses in London Marathon

jennifer emsley london marathonIsland runner Jennifer Emsley looked delighted as she completed the 2014 London Marathon,a gruelling 26-mile slog that takes participants from Blackheath to The Mall.

The 27-year-old from Whiting Bay completed the race in an incredible two hours and 46 minutes and was 22nd out of 13,000 women.

Read more about Jennifer’s marathon experience in the Arran Banner edition of April 19 2014. Also available on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

A day out and a dram for Parkinson's group

arran parkinsons distillery visitMembers of the Arran Parkinson’s Group enjoyed a day out to the Isle of Arran Distillery in Lochranza.

Joined by family and friends the group enjoyed lunch in Casks cafe bar before having a tour of the whisky-making process.

Read the full story in the Arran Banner edition of April 19 2014,also available on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital.




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