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It is great to see that a resolution looks to have been found which will save the long-term future of Brodick Nursery.

The nursery has received terrific backing from the community after the plight it faced, through no fault of its own, was highlighted by the Banner last month.

Only the extended hours it will have to provide from August gave it an accommodation plight but with support from local councillors, the MSP and the general public, a solution may be on the cards.

That looks like sharing the space currently occupied by Arran Library with a possible extension to create a ‘community hub’.

What also has yet to be considered are the wide and varied needs of the library users, which the council has promised to address.

Certainly the mood of the public meeting, reported this week, was very much in favour of the library option, and council architects are now to draw up possible plans.

However, it will be up to nursery to carry out any renovation works and that is where the help of the community will really come into play. Taking a leaf out of the book of TV presenter Nick Knowles, the nursery hopes to emulate the work of DIY SOS to provide it with a much-needed new nursery space.

We wish its endeavours well.