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Stranded passengers fury at ferry fiasco

There was growing anger at the management of CalMac this week after hundreds of ferry passengers were left stranded in Ardrossan on Sunday after a Covid outbreak at the ferry terminal halted all ferries to Arran.

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Harbour upgrade could become a bigger soap opera than new ferry

North Ayrshire councillor Alex Gallagher, who has the islands portfolio on the cabinet, has written an article following revelations in the Arran Banner and the national press that the Ardrossan to Brodick route has suffered almost 20 per cent cancellations this year.

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Industrial action on the buses ‘inevitable’

Unite Scotland has warned that unless there is a significant shift in Stagecoach Group’s pay offers in Scotland, then industrial action on the buses by the end of the month will be inevitable.

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Double jab vaccinations for over 50s

Arran Medical Group will be holding two Covid booster vaccination sessions for people who are in the 50 years or over category in the coming weeks.

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Shiskine SWI resume meetings

Shiskine Women’s Institute members enjoyed a welcome return to regular meetings last week when 21 ladies attended their first meeting since March last year.

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Community groups asked to make three wishes

North Ayrshire Council is inviting community groups on Arran to make use of their new online portal which is offering them three wishes in an attempt at bridging the needs of local groups and matching them with council contractors and suppliers.

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Celebrating centenary of the poppy

To celebrate 100 years of the poppy being the national symbol of remembrance, Poppyscotland is encouraging landmarks, tourist destinations and businesses on Arran and across Scotland to Light Up Red.

Sport
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.

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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.

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Whiting Bay hosts final forest trail race

The last in a series of three forest trailraces was held last Sunday afternoon with a five mile very challenging circuit encompassing Glenashdale Falls , Hawthorne and Knockenkelly farms the Fairy Glen and historic Lum Street.

Leisure
Corrie Film Club is back

There has been no Corrie Film Club since March 2020 but the doors will be open again and the cameras rolling on Sunday October 17

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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.