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Motorcycle show


The Classic Motorcycle Show at the Arran Heritage Museum has become a very popular and successful annual event. This year it will take place on Sunday July 16 and the organising committee is busy preparing for this, our 5th show.

We are always keen to welcome anyone who has a bike which they would like to be included in the show. It doesn’t have to be in perfect, shiny condition. Bikes which are showing their age with some rust and bruises or are maybe in the process of being restored can be just as interesting as expensive classics. They don’t necessarily have to be very old either, just interesting.

We have included some classic cars and other vehicles in previous shows and we would liketo have some more this year. They don’t have to be in show condition either, so long as they would be of interest to visitors to the show.

We know that there’s plenty of interesting old bikes and other vehicles all over the island. Here’s a chance to let folks see them and appreciate our wonderful transport heritage.

If you’ve got a motorbike or other vehicle you think would be of interest, or know someone who has, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact any of the organisers to let us know. Our email addresses are as follows: Ian Leitch,; Ronnie Logan,; Lenny Hartley  

We can also be contacted via our Facebook page (Arran Classic Motorcycle Show) or by speaking to us directly. We look forward to hearing from you.


Ronnie Logan


Bring a potty


After just coming back from your lovely island, I was so disappointed to see the loo’s have been shut. What on earth is going on?

For visitors like us we need a loo, one of us is registered disabled and one has IBS. What can you suggest we do? Payed 50p at the Kinloch, CalMac toilets were great.

Please can someone do something about this awful state of affairs before we come back next year. Maybe we should bring our own potty.


Mrs Linda Hargreaves



Island omission


We have just returned from a wonderful two week holiday on Arran, which we loved.  The scenery, walking, sunsets and wildlife were fantastic, and we really enjoyed our stay at the idyllic Lochranza campsite.  We were impressed by the number of seats provided everywhere we walked, and the thoughtful placing of bins and dog bins.

The only omission was the lack of public toilets. With your new ferry next year and more visitors coming to your lovely island, perhaps this is something which does need urgently addressing.

Thanks for a great holiday and we look forward to returning next year.


Elaine and Gavin Walkingshaw



MoonWalk Belles


The Lochranza Belles would like to say a very big thank you for all the support that we have been given for their MoonWalk challenge. Particularly we would like to thank Alan Johnston for the lights and thank you cards, Joe Lord for the wonderful bra decoration, Greta and Kenneth Prichard for their most generous hospitality and taxi service and the Arran Banner for all the publicity.

We successfully completed the 13.1 mile half noon challenge in under four hours and it was great fun. Through  enormous generosity we have raised more than £3,000 for breast cancer and would like to say a big thank you to everyone.


Maureen Cumming, Fiona Henderson and Hellen Thorburn