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Saturday July 5, 1997

On the market

For sale, des res, umpteen bedrooms, gardener’s cottage, paddock, stables, ground for 10 houses and all at offers over £150,000.

For Arnhall is about to be put on the market by Save the Children Fund. Arnhall in Whiting Bay has a chequered history in recent years. When the charity stopped bringing over groups of young people in 1995 its future was uncertain. Later it was leased to Enable Scotland but, last December, it caught fire and suffered considerable damage.

Now its refurbishment is almost complete and Save the Children Fund has decided to sell it.

Anna Logan who is handling the sale for Brodick Estate Agency said: ‘I don’t think it will become a private home. I would love to see it as something like the Auchrannie, so that everything is not just centred around Brodick.’

New ferry 

A new ferry service began on Monday between Campbeltown and Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. Operated by Sea Containers Ltd the vessel is the very familiar Claymore and she will make two return sailings per day. When the service was first mooted only CalMac was interested but the then Secretary of State encouraged private interest and now the Claymore is sailing under new colours. A similar service was tried 20 years ago by Western Ferries. Argyll and the Island Enterprise has hopes that this will boost the Argyll economy although it is difficult to see it having much impact on Arran.

New head

Whiting Bay primary, which has been without a permanent head teacher since the retirement of Peter McBeath almost two years ago, is to have a new head when the session begins in August.

And the new head is no stranger to Arran. For she is Mrs Rhona Dunn who previously taught in Brodick Primary and was head teacher at Corrie for a few years. Mrs Dunn was known as one of the very best teachers and parents at Whiting Bay will be looking forward to a more permanent arrangement at their school.

Last Thursday saw Arran Dial-a-Creches second Tots and Teds Big Day Out at Brodick Hall. Adding to the array of fun activities were groups of children enjoying pony rides.
Last Thursday saw Arran Dial-a-Creche’s second Tots and Teds Big Day Out at Brodick Hall. Adding to the array of fun activities were groups of children enjoying pony rides.
Junior football flourished last Sunday in the annual Irn-Bru sevens tournament held at Sandbraes when teams of boys and girls met to dribble, tackle and score. Winning teams were Brodick, (pictured) and Lamlash.
Junior football flourished last Sunday in the annual Irn-Bru sevens tournament held at Sandbraes when teams of boys and girls met to dribble, tackle and score. Winning teams were Brodick (pictured) and Lamlash.
A Viking longship eased itself out of Lamlash Pier last Wednesday, with a crew of 15 Norwegians, heading to Trondheim from the Isle of Man. The longship was constructed as a millennium project and a perfect replica of a slightly larger vessel than the Vikings would of used.
A Viking longship eased itself out of Lamlash Pier last Wednesday, with a crew of 15 Norwegians, heading to Trondheim from the Isle of Man. The longship was constructed as a Millennium project and a perfect replica of a slightly larger vessel than the Vikings would of used.
Heavy event champion Scott Clark of Brodick has just returned from the Djakarta Highland Games where he picked up three bronze medals in shot put, cable and hammer. Scott was invited to Indonesia as a result of hiss successes at Balmoral last year.
Heavy event champion Scott Clark of Brodick has just returned from the Djakarta Highland Games where he picked up three bronze medals in shot put, cable and hammer. Scott was invited to Indonesia as a result of his successes at Balmoral last year.

Heavy event champion Scott Clark of Brodick has just returned from the Jakarta Highland Games where he picked up three bronze medals in shot put, cable and hammer. Scott was invited to Indonesia as a result of his successes at Balmoral last year. B26twe01

A Viking longship eased itself out of Lamlash Pier last Wednesday, with a crew of 15 Norwegians, heading to Trondheim from the Isle of Man. The longship was constructed as a millennium project and a perfect replica of a slightly larger vessel than the Vikings would of used.  B26twe02

The annual Irn-Bru junior sevens football tournament was held at Sandbraes last week when the winners were Brodick (pictured) and Lamlash. B26twe03

Last Thursday saw Arran Dial-a-Creches second Tots and Teds Big Day Out at Brodick hall. Adding to the array of fun activities were groups of children enjoying pony rides. B26twe04

The Brodick Hope Cup winning team: l to r, Calum Duncan, Stevie Bunyan, Ian MacMillan, non playing captain, Bobby McCrae and Alastair Dobson. B26twe05