On top of Goatfell with Arran’s Diamond Jubilee beacon

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From left, David Boal with the Union flag, Mark Bunyan, Robbie Mallinson and Neil Gillies on top of Goatfell on Monday night with Arran’s Diamond Jubilee beacon. Photo by Arran Mountain Rescue Team

Arran joined with the rest of the United Kingdom and The Commonwealth this week in celebrating 60 years of duty and service to her country and subjects by Her Majesty the Queen.

But the highlight was quite definitely the spectacular lighting of a Jubilee beacon on top of Arran’s highest peak, Goatfell, at precisely 10.26pm on Monday night.

Mark Bunyan, Neil Gillies, David Boal and Robbie Mallinson lugged the tall metal beacon plus two 13kg cylinders of butane gas to the 2,866 feet summit of Goatfell on Monday night in time for the synchronised lighting.

For more Jubilee stories, see the Arran Banner, June 9 2012 edition, also on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

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