Want to read more?
At the start of the pandemic in March we took the decision to make online access to our news free of charge by taking down our paywall. At a time where accurate information about Covid-19 was vital to our community, this was the right decision – even though it meant a drop in our income. In order to help safeguard the future of our journalism, the time has now come to reinstate our paywall,
However, rest assured that access to all Covid related news will still remain free. To access all other news will require a subscription, as it did pre-pandemic.
The good news is that for the whole of December we will be running a special discounted offer to get 3 months access for the price of one month. Thank you for supporting us during this incredibly challenging time.
We value our content and our journalists, so to get full access to all your local news updated 7-days-a-week – PLUS an e-edition of the Arran Banner – subscribe today for as little as 48 pence per week.
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