Tiny tots graduate to big school
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Tiny tots graduate to big school

Eight early years youngsters, four girls and four boys, experienced their first graduation ceremony this week when Brodick Nursery staff held a private graduation ceremony for the children who will be leaving to start primary school.

Motorists take one for the road
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Motorists take one for the road

Motorists can breath a sigh of relief as the roadworks that have caused disruption and delay in Brodick for the last 10 days are scheduled to be completed by Monday.

Lack of signs at historical Viking site
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Lack of signs at historical Viking site

A regular visitor to historical sites in Scotland has expressed his disappointment that the Viking burial site at Kingscross lacks proper signage and is not being afforded the prominence it deserves.

No Àirigh planned for Arran
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No Àirigh planned for Arran

Officials at North Ayrshire Council will not follow the Highland Council’s decision to temporarily relax licensing regulations which allow landowners to set up continental style motorhome stopovers.

Ferry committee welcomes positive progress
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Ferry committee welcomes positive progress

If conditions can be agreed, the MV Pentalina could be deployed to the Arran service to help provide resilience in the event of breakdowns and also ensure the capacity is maintained

Farmers show goes virtual
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Farmers show goes virtual

The Arran Farmers Society has taken the Farmers Show online after Covid restrictions saw it cancelled for the second time.

No go for level zero in Scotland
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No go for level zero in Scotland

‘Unlikely that any part of the country will move down a level from the 28th of June,’ says Sturgeon in address to parliament today.

No-shows add to ferry woes
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No-shows add to ferry woes

There has been a big increase in the number of passengers failing to turn up for ferries they have booked.

Sport
Spirits are high at Moonshine launch

Moonshine was joined by Iolair and Seabhag – Rory’s two other vessels he helped to constructed – at the launch on Saturday where members of the Arran Coastal Rowing Club welcomed the new vessel to their fleet and celebrated the occasion.

Leisure
Enjoy a dram during virtual Arran Whisky Festival

Whisky and music lovers may not be able to attend the Arran Whisky Festival in person again this year, but a number of live and pre-recorded events will be broadcast for fans and tasting packs will be on sale for those wishing to add an element of realism to the whisky masterclasses.