Early analysis of the results shows continued success at a range of levels across the North Ayrshire authority.
This will almost double current provision and triple that inherited by the SNP on coming to office in 2007.
The proliferation of advertising posters around Arran has aroused anger and sparked a debate about the posting of advertising media and whether it has reached the stage of requiring stricter regulation and possibly even intervention.
Arran High School pupils demonstrated a regime of athletic excellence at the Ayrshire School’s Athletics Final which resulted in pupils achieving 14 gold, silver and bronze medals and coming in sixth place overall.
The Arran Mountain Rescue Team have once again had a very busy week with rescuers returning to Ceum na Caillich for the third time in the space of one week to provide assistance to walkers and climbers who encountered difficulties in the area known as the Sleeping Warrior.
It was always known that the bid could face commercial opposition as CMAL are required to seek the highest price for the lease of the building.
Last Friday the Breastfeed Happily Here initiative came to Arran to meet mums on the island at Janie’s Cafe, the latest business to sign up to the scheme.
At the annual general meeting of Arran Cancer Support (ArCaS) trustees extended a financial helping hand to other charitable causes on Arran which will assist with providing additional support for those struggling with cancer and the wider community who visit Arran’s A&E.
The judges saw some innovative solutions and clearly the competitors understood the principles.
The new products were in development before First Milk announced that the creamery.
Arran residents have been voicing their opinion as part of a region wide consultation on North Ayrshire Council’s future development plans.
The winning dram – the 10-year-old single malt – is the classic expression of Arran.
The closure is owing to carriageway improvement.
‘I am pleased that the SNP Government has recognised the impact of the weather and provided councils with this additional funding.’
Committee members agreed unanimously that sailings to and from Ardrossan should continue during the redevelopment.
Arran residents will be given the chance to have their say on the future of health and social care services at a series of engagement events held in towns and villages across Arran.
The gaping sinkhole that appearing on the A841 Whiting Bay Road early last month has been repaired after remedial works to repair the sea defence wall that underpinned it, has now been completed.
The aircraft, a Piper Cherokee, callsign, G-CEOF, plunged into the sea, off Skipness, on May 25 last year.
Arran MSP Kenneth Gibson has expressed his disappointment with the CalMac fleet reshuffle which will see disruption and changes to the ferry timetables and services on Arran and across Scotland.
Brodick Golf Club ladies were the proud winners of the Kiscadale inter-club matchplay competition which saw the club taking the Kiscadale Salver for the third consecutive year.
A draft of the North Ayrshire Council’s Local Development Plan has been published online and is available for viewing before public consultations.
Community groups within the SSEN distribution area, which includes Arran, can apply for funding.
It is the single biggest port infrastructure construction project delivered by CMAL.
Ferry operator releases details of timetable changes and apologises.
A large group of over 55 volunteers scoured Brodick beach and Fisherman’s Walk, removing litter and plastic waste.
Jamie Greene MSP and Cllr Timothy Billings visited the Brodick Ferry Terminal last week.
Community supported organic farm and delivery business Woodside Arran has been awarded a £25,000 grant to advance the business and allow it to expand
The cronic lack of affordable housing on Arran has been repeatedly highlighted by the Arran Economic Group.
Arran Eco Savvy has secured a Climate Challenge Fund grant for their new project aimed at reducing carbon emissions.
It was more than just a business to him – it was his way of life and his passion.
The community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) helped spread its marine eco message with an Easter themed event called the Eggtopus Trail at their marine discovery centre known as The Octopus
The current 44 bed purpose built centre at Lamlash Bay opened in October 2008 at a cost of £4.5 million.
They also want to create a Clyde islands experience highlighting the best each island has to offer.
Arran Broadband was the first commercial user in Europe of the new TV WhiteSpace technology.
The plan has already received support from the SNP government and all three Ayrshire local authorities.
NACAS, which closed its outreach service on Arran at the start of the year, has announced its entire operation in the region will close at the end of the month.
Around the Arran courses
The ferry budget has also been increased from £181 million to £251 million.
A group of over 100 current and past colleagues of Dr Angus Campbell met at the Whiting Bay hall for a ceilidh to wish him a happy retirement.
North Ayrshire Council has approved a proposal to allow an additional 60 Syrian refugees to settle in North Ayrshire as part of its Syrian Resettlement Programme
Jamie Greene MSP, asked North Ayrshire residents to send in examples of potholes in their local area and was amazed at the response he received.
Progress on the new Islands Bill took a step in the right direction last week after the first stage debate discussing a national Islands Plan took place at Holyrood.
The Bill builds on the SNP Government’s work to enhance island communities and economies.
Meanwhile, a series of roadshows, organised by the Arran Locality Partnership, will be taking place over the next few months
The Council’s Licensing Committee has proposed to regulate window cleaners in a bid to clean up the industry
Luxury resort Auchrannie has completed its transition to become employee-owned with 160 members of staff becoming owners.
Clearly we have got our distribution strategy wrong and need to address this urgently.
Professor John Lennon, director of the Moffat Centre for travel and tourism business development, sounds a warning to Scotland’s tourism industry.
Part two of our news review
Our recycling performance is currently one of the best in the country.
Natalie Innes, from Lochranza, is 4,000 miles from home helping improve the lives of people with disabilities in Sandema in the Upper East region of Ghana.
The minimum period, and policies, for gift cards can vary dramatically from shop to shop.
At the launch, council leader Joe Cullinane announced plans to develop a YoYP working group, to be jointly chaired by an elected member and a local young person.
The World Cheese Awards are the largest cheese competition in the world dedicated to celebrating excellence across the globe.
In their first season Cruickshanks has operated at a near maximum capacity.
It is not yet know if Forest Enterprise Scotland will appeal against the decision.
A DNA testing company is appealing to Arran residents to take part in a pioneering ancestry research project to create a fine-scale map of Scotland’s genetic history.
A further highlight will be the presence of several guests including the groups Vivace and Ain’tMisbehavin’.
A monitoring survey on a Site of Special Scientific Interest, (SSSI) on the shingle beach at Torrylinnwater Foot in the south of Arran has uncovered an area of significant damage.
Glen Estate Tenant’s’ Association in Brodick has been awarded £10,000 by the National Lottery Awards for All to carry out a programme of courses and entertainment aimed primarily at older members of the community