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The all-weather lifeboat at Troon was asked to deliver supplies, including food and blankets, to Lochranza which was cut off from the rest of the island after eight-metre snow drifts on the roads and fallen power lines left the islanders without power or the means to get supplies.
The only way to access the north of the island on the weekend of March 23-24 was by sea. Arran’s inshore lifeboat was called in to take the supplies from Troon’s lifeboat to the island.
For more reports and photos from the island during the crisis, see the Arran Banner edition of March 30 2013 and on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital.
Video and photo courtesy of RNLI/Kirsti Pawlowski