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There is a hive of activity going on at the Arran Heritage Museum.
Volunteers are hard at work getting the museum all spic and span ahead of their full summer opening next month.
And they have every reason to be looking forward to the new season marking, as it does, the 40th anniversary since it officially opened in 1979. But it did not happen overnight and as far back as 1976 the Arran Museum Committee were already hard at work on the restoration of the former smiddy and schoolhouse at Rosaburn.
During a visit that year by Sandy Fenton, the then deputy keeper of the National Museum of Antiquties of Scotland he said: ‘The committee is going about things in a very sensible and constructive manner.’
Roll on 43 years and the committee is still doing the same but there have been big strides in the presentation of the museum displays and the cataloging of the archives.
That work goes on but for now we hope all the very loyal band of volunteers take time to enjoy their big 4o-year celebration.
They certainly deserve it.