Trust take over wishing well
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Trust take over wishing well

In the past, the Isle of Arran Rotary Club has contributed to, and supported greatly, many local causes.  However, in recent years numbers attending have declined and the sad decision was taken to fold the Rotary Club on Arran, as previously reported in the Banner  

Lest we forget even in a pandemic
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Lest we forget even in a pandemic

Determined efforts were being made this week in an attempt to have Remembrance Day services on the island, in recognition of Armistice Day, next Sunday. 

Funding boost for Arran’s young people
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Funding boost for Arran’s young people

Young people from Arran led a presentation to North Ayrshire Council’s cabinet last week on behalf of the Arran Locality Partnership. Working with Arran Youth Foundations (AYF) and Arran High School parent council, the aim is to provide ground-breaking projects that contribute to the wellbeing of all children and young people on Arran, specifically looking at improving mental health and wellbeing services.

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Arran MSP welcomes smoke alarm delay

Arran MSP Kenneth Gibson has welcomed the announcement that new legislation which requires all homes in Scotland to have interlinked smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will be delayed until February 2022, as reported in last week’s Banner.

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Arran solicitors sign up for Will Aid

Solicitors on Arran are urging people to take advantage of a charity will-writing scheme after demand for wills soars in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sport
Three lochs challenge to help save outdoor centre

Staff at the Lochranza Centre CIC are to take on a tough loch challenge to raise money to try and help save the much loved outdoor centre which is struggling to survive as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trust cash for arts heritage trail
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Trust cash for arts heritage trail

Last week, the Arran Trust, the island’s visitor gifting scheme, eventually managed to have a socially distanced cheque presentation to Arran Theatre and Arts Trust (ATAT), who received £8,436 towards an Arran Arts Heritage Trail last year.  This will support the main funding for the project, received by the trust through the Heritage Lottery Fund.  

Leisure
Zoom into mountain festival annual meeting

Like many other events up and down the country, what would have been the 14th consecutive year of the Arran Mountain Festival had to be cancelled in May due to the restrictions imposed to combat the spread of Covid 19.