Glenashdale Falls in full flood – video

A Giants view from Glenashdale Falls

From Glenashdale Falls to Whiting Bay

Glenashdale Falls was in full flood on Friday November 7 2014 afternoon. Always an impressive sight, the falls were looking particularly spectacular after very heavy rain on the Thursday and Friday morning.

For all the news from Arran, pick up a copy of the Arran Banner every Friday. Also available online at




AYF video appeals for new high school teachers

Arran High SchoolThe young members of Arran Youth Foundations are hoping their latest video will go ‘viral’ – and Arran High School could attract new teachers to the island as a result.

The short film, created by the youth group’s film-making club, takes a cheeky look at life at the school from the pupils’ perspective and also features a series of positive interviews with current teachers.

The idea behind the clip is to promote the island to prospective teachers who may be considering a move to Arran.

Read more about it in the Arran Banner edition of January 25 2014, also available on line at


Goatfell and Lochranza Castle

A wee taster of the many delights about Arran: views and Lochranza Castle. arran-ferry



RNLI on board in effort to help Lochranza

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Supplies on Troon lifeboat

The all-weather lifeboat at Troon was asked to deliver supplies, including food and blankets, to Lochranza which was cut off from the rest of the island after eight-metre snow drifts on the roads and fallen power lines left the islanders without power or the means to get supplies. Continue reading RNLI on board in effort to help Lochranza

Just splashing around in Lamlash

Forty-four brave souls took part in the eleventh Lamlash Splash, which involves a 1.3mile open water swim from Holy Isle back to Arran. Continue reading Just splashing around in Lamlash

Choppy waters fail to put off Blackwaterfoot raft racers

The revival of the Blackwaterfoot Raft Race was such a huge success last year that one was planned to take place in August of this year. Continue reading Choppy waters fail to put off Blackwaterfoot raft racers

Hundreds come to Arran via the Waverley

waverley-at-brodickA large number of visitors got off the Waverley paddle steamship on Sunday August 19 2012 as the last ocean-going paddle steamer stopped off during one of its scheduled visits to the island.


Viking fun and fireworks at Corrie Uphellya


The replica Viking ship is set on fire on Saturday night. 02_b33cor01

Arran was invaded by a marauding band of Vikings on August 11-12 2012. Continue reading Viking fun and fireworks at Corrie Uphellya

Arran celebrates Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

arran-jubilee-01_b23jub03Arran celebrated HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with street parties, tea parties and the unveiling of a plaque at the slip in Brodick by the island’s own ‘royalty’ Lady Jean Fforde.

For photos from many of the events see the Arran Banner edition of June 9 or on line at from June 8 2012.

For video see below


Haulage Cup final 2012

Some of the action from the Haulage Cup final 2012 at Ormidale Park, Brodick, Arran. Southend took on new-comers Bay FC and won 2-0.


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