Industry leaders from across Ayrshire and Arran have come together to form a new destination management and marketing organisation for the region – Ayrshire & Arran Destination Alliance – to drive a collective way forward for the tourism industry following the pandemic.
More capacity has been freed up on the Arran ferries but numbers allowed on board remains restricted.
A UK government fund totalling £150 million has been created to help community groups purchase assets, amenities, and facilities which are at risk of being lost.
Scottish Water have confirmed that they have delivered 12 tanker loads of water to Arran to cope with the unusually high demand required over the last week when temperatures soared across the island and across Scotland.
As the colouration on the animal’s backs – known as a saddle patch – looked different to that of killer whales normally seen around Norway.
Let’s get back to work! Whether you want to get a foot on the first step of the ladder, have been made redundant or are yearning to retrain, there is help available. The UK Government is working hand-in-hand with businesses to offer opportunities to young people.
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon, invited Commissioners to select a new convener after East Highlands commissioner Rod MacKenzie stepped down from both roles.
Round the Arran courses
The Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) is running a year-long media campaign to raise awareness of the many exciting habitats and species to be found in Arran’s seas, many protected by the South Arran Marine Protected Area.
The reopening of tourism is a delicate balance between to needs and aspirations of visitors and the health and well being of the providers. Here VisitScotland chief executive Malcolm Roughead gives a personal view of the way forward for everyone.