Arran Banner letters – week 48

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Community spirit


On behalf of my knitting friends, I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to the cascade of poppies on Brodick Hall wall.

Everyone’s generosity in giving their  time and effort to creating the poppies, ensured that It was a stunning display and we have received a great deal of messages from locals and visitors alike expressing their appreciation of the tribute commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.

I have also received donations of over £250 for Poppy Scotland, from people who admired the display which is a very respectable total, so thanks very much to all who contributed. Many thanks also to the library staff who collected the poppies for us and to Ian and John for putting up and taking down the display.

Finally, it once more demonstrates that the community spirit in Arran is strong and people can be counted on to rally round, so many thanks to all.


Jessmay Peacock,

Whiting Bay.

Note of thanks


Below is a note found in Sannox public toilet by Elma Stevenson

My husband and I have been coming to Arran for years, firstly with tents and bikes, then a motorhome and now a small campervan.

It’s a beautiful island with a wonderful feel and an amazing sense of community. These toilets are testament to that! We recently read that Sannox (North) is now community owned and as such we have left a donation for these toilets and also to the community fund. We are parking up at Sannox (North) and wanted to give something back to you community.


Karen and John MacLeod,

Dumfries and Galloway.

Moran taing


A huge thank you from the committee and all the participants at FèisArainn to those Coop members who chose us as their 1 per cent cause in 2017-18 and gained for us the amazing total of £19881.10 from the Local Community Fund. Thank you to the staff at the store who welcomed us on Saturday to celebrate and to the parents and youngsters who braved the cold to entertain the shoppers. Moran taing!


Aileen McLaughlin,

FèisArainn Treasurer