Lord Lieutenant offers her deepest sympathies
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Lord Lieutenant offers her deepest sympathies

The Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran, Sheriff Iona McDonald OBE, has offered her deepest sympathies to the Royal Family on the death of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh.

Arran Online relaunches with free app for islanders and visitors
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Arran Online relaunches with free app for islanders and visitors

Arran is about to be online as never before. A new website and app have been built and populated with local businesses, including places to stay, eat and drink, things to see and do — even showing the location of all the island’s bus stops and post boxes!

Responsible tourism campaign launched by VisitScotland
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Responsible tourism campaign launched by VisitScotland

VisitScotland has announced a responsible tourism campaign to raise awareness of the importance of exploring the outdoors responsibly with the focus on asking people to leave no trace of their visit and protect Scotland’s stunning countryside. 

Opinion
Wolfi lived life to the full

On the 9th of March Wolfi Kroner of Whiting Bay died; I’m not going to say he passed on, passed over or took eternal rest. Using euphemisms where Wolfi was concerned seems totally inappropriate. Wolfi said it as it was and lived it as it was.

Opinion
Working together to reopen tourism

With lockdown restrictions due to be eased next month VisitScotland chief executive Malcolm Roughead talks about the recovery of tourism in Ayrshire & Arran and the establishment of a new tourism strategic group in the region.