Lively debate at Arran hustings

The closure of the Arran public toilets took centre stage as the candidates in next week’s local election faced the electorate in Brodick Hall. With seven candidates standing for the Ardrossan and Arran seat only three Arran candidates were represented at the event with a further two providing statements which were read out to the 60-strong audience.

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Runners put their best foot forward at Ormidale 10K

There was a health entry this year for the Isle of Arran Ormidale 10K on Sunday. The first official Scottish 10-kilometre race of the season saw runners from Arran joined by competitors from a number of Ayrshire running clubs and from as far afield as Manchester.

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Arran supports Sue

Arran sailor Sue Weaver is embarking on her second eXXpedition trip – this time round the British Isles. Receiving her latest grant from the Arran Trust, Sue has received widespread support from across the island.

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Accies are champions after splendid sevens

Glasgow Accies emerged as champions after a feast of rugby at the Arran Rugby Sevens in Brodick last Weekend.

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Relief over port decision

There was a welcome relief all round on Arran as confirmation came, as expected, that Ardrossan would remain as the mainland ferry port. The decision to continue 182 years of ferry services between Arran and Ardrossan has been welcomed both on the island and in Ardrossan after the failed bid by Associated British Ports to take the ferry to Troon.

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End of an eyesore

There was high hope this week that new life is about the breathed into a rundown site in the centre of Brodick. The McLaren Hotel, just yards from the ferry terminal, has been lying abandoned and derelict since it closed two and a half years ago.

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Breaking news

Breaking news: As expected the Scottish government today confirmed that Ardrossan is to remain the preferred port of choice for the Arran ferry after a bid by Associated British Ports to take the service to Troon.

 

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Warrior spirit sees Arran reach the quarter-finals

Arran High School pupils were among 100 students from Ayrshire and Arran who got the chance to play at the home of the Glasgow Warriors last week as they competed in the quarter-finals of the ScottishPower Warriors rugby championship at Scotstoun Stadium.

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Arran’s primary pupils are well versed in Burns

There was a healthy entry for the annual Burns Poetry Competition which was held in the community theatre at Arran High School. Once again pupils proved that they are well versed in the poetry of their national bard, Robert Burns.

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Isle of Arran loses its loos

Public anger grows as toilets across Arran are boarded up and closed

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