A sporting look back at 2017 – July to December

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July – More than 100 runners took to the roads for the annual Shiskine half-marathon organised by the Shiskine Valley Improvements Committee. 01_A27half01

July – Arran bowlers took the honours in a friendly international match against 17 visiting members from various bowling clubs in Florida. 01_B29_bowls_01

August – Lois Ashley on Kippin was this year named the overhead champion at the 181st Arran Farmers’ Society annual show at Glenkiln. 01_B31front01

August – Record crowds attended the Brodick Highland Games where Tom Gilmore successfully lifted one of the McGlashan stones. 01_B32games18

September – Pupils from the Lamlash campus enjoyed a memorable and action-packed show by Scottish stunt cycle team, The Clan. 01_B35bike06

September – Brodick are crowned four-in-a-row league champions after a thrilling play off match against Southend for the Arran Dairies league championship. 01_B36footy01

September – Heather Queen Alyssa McGarrie joins the team of 11 Arran locals who took part in the annual Lamlash Splash. 01_B38splash02

October – Aran Coastal Rowing Club ended their last regatta of the season on a high note after winning the Prestwick regatta trophy.  No_B40regatta07

October – Team Arran brought back the silverware at the British Schools Orienteering Championship at Sheffield where Ciara Wood took silver in her class – S3 girls. No_B42orient01

November – Lamlash campus faculty members and young sports ambassadors celebrate the second year of being awarded the prestigious North Ayrshire Council community sport award for school sport. No_B46campus01

November – Trophy winners from Blackwaterfoot Bowling Club at their annual prize-giving evening.  NO_B48bowls01

December – Island runners took to the streets for the annual 5k Santa Dash around Brodick dressed in festive attire. NO_B49santa01

December – Trophy winners receive their awards at the Brodick Bowling Club’s annual presentation of awards and dinner. No_B50bowls05