Free bus travel for all under-22s in Scotland

Starting from January 31 next year approximately 930,000 young people will join the third of Scotland’s population who already benefit from free bus travel through the Older and Disabled Persons Free Bus Scheme.

Shiskine Hall cuts energy bills with free support

Shiskine Hall is set to enjoy a huge reduction in its energy costs and consumption thanks to new energy efficient heaters which were purchased with a grant and an interest-free Scottish government SME loan.

Cup tie for Arran AFC

Football fans who missed out last week when a league fixture between Arran AFC and Glencairn Thistle was cancelled will be able to catch up this weekend when the Arran team play a cup tie against Caldercruix Utd at  Ormidale Park.

Arran Ladies come out on top of some friendly fire

After the late cancellation of a planned friendly match against Dumfries Ladies, the Senior Ladies division of the Arran Hockey Club issued an open invitation to club members in the junior division, non-league players, and anyone else wanting to take part in a friendly game of hockey.

Second farmers market planned for Bellevue Farm

Scheduled to take place at Bellevue Farm on Sunday December 5, the Winter Farmers Market will provide shoppers with the opportunity to meet local producers and growers and learn exactly where there food is coming from and all about the living standards of the livestock.

ARRAN Sense of Scotland exceed £10K fundraising target

More than 30 colleagues took part in the round Arran Memory Walk with all of the funds raised going towards Alzheimer Scotland which provides vital work for those living with dementia, as well as support for their friends, families, and carers.

A bold warning

Foresight is one of the elements we all wish we had when taking stock after difficult times and perhaps the words of Tom Tracey should be the bold warning and call to action that we need.

Tributes paid to retiring community councillors

The present Arran Community Council met for the final time last week. They have been in post for five years, one year longer than normal after the elections were cancelled last year, due to the pandemic.