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As Arran’s busy season continues at full pace there is hardly a day that goes by without an event, show, fete or village activity, taking place somewhere on the island. And while it does make for a busy life it is one of the perks of the job to be able to attend a great number of these events to report on them. They all vary, offering something quite unique and characteristic – enough to ensure their longevity – but they all share one common denominator. Working tirelessly behind the scenes or even at the proverbial coalface, is a person, or persons, who organise and ensure the smooth running of these events. Year upon year we see the same faces, the same people who are the glue that binds, to make sure that it all happens. Often it is those same people whom toil at one event, that are seen at another, and another. The dedication and devotion is remarkable, and even though we often hear ‘this is the last year’ many times over, the truth is that it hardly ever is. So it is for this reason that we pay tribute to the unsung heroes, those that give their time for a day, a week, or even a year long involvement, to support, maintain and host these events on Arran. Thank you for helping to keep Arran so very special.