Concerns grow for Arran’s wild salmon after fish farm escape
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Concerns grow for Arran’s wild salmon after fish farm escape

Some of the 48,834 fish which Mowi have confirmed to have escaped after the farm became detached from its sea bed anchors have been washed ashore at beaches on Arran and Carradale and some have already been caught by anglers in rivers across Loch Lomond, Ayrshire, Clyde and Argyll.

Residents urged to download Protect Scotland app
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Residents urged to download Protect Scotland app

The Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect is a free, mobile phone app designed to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and avoid further lockdowns by employing electronic tracing measures.

CalMac’s winter timetable launched
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CalMac’s winter timetable launched

Customers are being encouraged to make reservations online, as it is expected that both the website and phone lines will be busier than usual at first and a queuing system will be used during high demand.

Charity warns of Test and Protect scams
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Charity warns of Test and Protect scams

If you have any concerns, you can always hang up and call back on the official number (0800 030 8012), ideally from another phone or after waiting to make sure the line is clear.

Flamingo study to help shape sick children services
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Flamingo study to help shape sick children services

This Scotland-wide project seeks to get a fuller understanding of parent and carer’s experience when a sick child requires a short admission to hospital. The research team is keen to hear the experiences of parents and carers in Ayrshire and Arran.

Endoscopy services restarted
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Endoscopy services restarted

These appointments, including colonoscopy, will now be restarted but with a number of processes in place to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

Eco Savvy shop is ready to reopen
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Eco Savvy shop is ready to reopen

Eco Savvy are very pleased to announce that their community shop in Whiting Bay, will reopen on Thursday September 17 at 10.30am.

Sport
Junior triathlon club on the lookout for new members

Arran Junior Triathlon Club (AJTC) – a club big on team spirit, strength and success – is inviting all young people interested in the sport to come and give various triathlon activities a go at their Come and Tri! event on Sunday September 13.

Leisure
Auchrannie Leisure Club reopens

Opening hours along with charges and changes to the facilities are all available on the Auchrannie website at http://www.auchrannie.co.uk/

Obits
A life lived for others

Nan McMurdo died on July 12, after a long and debilitating illness which had confined her to a wheelchair for the last 40 years. Nan was born and bred in the Ayrshire village of New Cumnock and later moved to neighbouring Cumnock, where she and husband Ian raised their family.