Arran ferry goes into dry dock
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Arran ferry goes into dry dock

The new Arran ferry, the MV Glen Sannox, was moved earlier this week to dry dock in Greenock to undergo a planned schedule of remedial work including the replacement of the bulbous bow which has plagued the project from the start.  

Scots flu jab access expanded
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Scots flu jab access expanded

The Scottish Government’s free seasonal flu vaccine programme is set to be extended to protect those most at risk during the coronavirus pandemic.

Arran loos get cash to reopen
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Arran loos get cash to reopen

Arran’s community public toilets have secured a £5,000 grant which has allowed them to safely reopen and provided with equipment and supplies, despite the ongoing pandemic.

Hikers rescued by lifeboat
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Hikers rescued by lifeboat

Two young hikers who got into difficulties at the north end of the island were rescued by the Arran lifeboat crew last weekend.

NHS listening and support service launched
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NHS listening and support service launched

NHS Ayrshire & Arran, in partnership with the three health and social care partnerships in North, East and South Ayrshire, has launched a dedicated staff listening and support service.

Super-yacht visits Brodick
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Super-yacht visits Brodick

Arran had an elegant visitor this week in the shape of luxury super-yacht Hyperion which can be your’s for a cool 12.95 million euros (£11.71 million).

Sport
Ayr Gold Cup receives top ITV billing

Previously the Gold Cup and supporting races have been screened on ITV 4 but the move to the main channel will mean the action will reach a larger television audience.

Leisure
Charity cash up for grabs

Local charities and good causes impacted by Covid-19 are being urged to apply for up to £20,000 in funding and there is less than a week left to apply.

Opinion
Opening of some churches delayed

There will be no imminent reopening of public worship at the Church the Scotland on Arran as the islands three ministers explain in an open letter to all church goers.