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We don’t like blowing our own trumpet at the Banner, but this week we are making an exception.
In 2017 the Arran Banner sold more copies than it did in the previous 12 months, which in this day and age is unheard of in either the national or the weekly press. Newspapers are haemorraging readers left, right and centre as they battle alternative internet outlets and social media.
So for the Arran Banner to be the only Scottish paid for weekly newspaper to show a sales increase in 2017 is a remarkable achievement by any standard.
We pride ourselves in providing week in, week out the news and all that is happening on Arran, be it in the busy summer or the quieter winter months. We are always out and about because we think you appreciate that we take a sincere interest in all island life.
Of course we could not have done it without you and for that we give heartfelt thanks to all our loyal readers, and our new online family, who have helped us to achieve this success.
You can be assured in 2018 that the Banner will continue to be the champion for the people of Arran.