Rat race has international appeal
Outdoors
Rat race has international appeal

The event, staged by Rat Race Adventure Sports, had an international flavour, attracting 445 non-Scottish entrants from the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Dubai, Germany, France, USA, Canada and Belgium.

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News
Arran’s need for housing goes to Holyrood

The push for affordable housing  comes as new figures emerge that the number of second homes on Arran has risen from 22 to 25 per cent. House prices are 43 per cent above the North Ayrshire national average.

Sport
Kayak club’s open day success

The club now has 60 members and is going from strength to strength due to the recent merger of Arran Kayak Club with the yacht club.

Modern retake on Greek myth staged in Brodick
Leisure
Modern retake on Greek myth staged in Brodick

Tickets for the performance on Saturday May 4 are available online at www.arranevents.com or at the door on the evening at Brodick Village Hall. The show starts at 7.30pm and costs £12 but is free for young people of school age.

Leisure
Bird report flying off the shelves

More than 300 contributors sent in over 18,000 records on 152 species, one of which had only been recorded for the third time on Arran, namely little egret.

Columnists
CalMac’s Lochranza bonanza

A year round Cloanaig to Lochranza service may reinvigorate trade between one of Arran’s iconic villages, Skipness, Tarbert, Kintyre and Islay.