End of an era

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So its the end of an era for the Brodick mini golf. After nearly 60 years providing entertainment for generations of children, and their children’s children, it has now been reduced to a pile of rubble.

There will be many who will be sad to see the ‘old course’ go – but it had serious drainage problems and was beginning to look like it had seen better days.

So it is great to see Alastair Bilsland investing in a brand new course fit for the 21st century and which he promises will provide a far greater challenge and we can’t wait to see it.

However, it is good to see nothing changes on Arran. In the Weekly Scotsman report of the course opening in 1960, the reporter said one of the ‘island’s arts and crafts set’ had descibed Arran as a ‘Hell on earth’ during the summer months. He complained about the number of cars flowing on to the island from the car ferry Glen Sannox, which he called ‘a floating garage’, and said they were shattering the peace and tranquility of the place.

That’s par for the course.