Marine life revival in Lamlash Bay
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Marine life revival in Lamlash Bay

Marine life has returned at dramatic levels in the Lamlash Bay No Take Zone since it has been closed to fishing, a new study from the University of York has found.

Arran plays its part in global climate strikes
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Arran plays its part in global climate strikes

Supported by Arran Eco Savvy and held at the Community of Arran Seabed Trust’s (COAST) Octopus Centre in Lamlash, more than 31 people joined the strike to show their solidarity with others from across the world.

Gourock linkspan repair finally gets go ahead
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Gourock linkspan repair finally gets go ahead

The linkspan which is eight years beyond its serviceable 40-year life has been unable to take the weight of vehicles since November 2018, resulting in Arran losing its port of refuge.

Provost launches recognition awards
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Provost launches recognition awards

The awards are a variation on the Provost’s Civic Pride Awards, which have been running for the last nine years to recognise and celebrate people and groups at the very heart of communities.

Storm flooding can’t stop play at Brodick
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Storm flooding can’t stop play at Brodick

Brodick Golf Course which was mostly underwater on Saturday during Storm Dennis has made a remarkable recovery with a small number of golfers being able to play on the course the very next day.

Leisure
Patriot talk at Saltire Society

The Arran branch of the Saltire Society hosted an informative talk on Wednesday February 5 from local GP Dr Malcolm Kerr entitled: The Life of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun.

Leisure
Your best photos wanted

How would you like to see your favourite photographs of Arran feature in a widely distributed tourist magazine.

Leisure
House sparrow is most common garden bird

The last weekend in January 2020 was the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch. This was the 41st year of this event. Individuals, families or groups not only took part in this survey of garden birds but some shared their results with me.

Leisure
New live weekly Arran broadcast

The Facebook broadcast, shown live at 4pm each Sunday is hosted by Graham Chappell and Heather Macleod, and is also available for viewing after the live broadcast.

Columnists
Unintended consequences

A parent-run organisation that funds itself, granted with assistance, is something that is to be encouraged, promoted and protected.