Announcements – 21 August, 2020

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At the start of the pandemic in March we took the decision to make online access to our news free of charge by taking down our paywall. At a time where accurate information about Covid-19 was vital to our community, this was the right decision – even though it meant a drop in our income. In order to help safeguard the future of our journalism, the time has now come to reinstate our paywall,

However, rest assured that access to all Covid related news will still remain free. To access all other news will require a subscription, as it did pre-pandemic.

The good news is that for the whole of December we will be running a special discounted offer to get 3 months access for the price of one month. Thank you for supporting us during this incredibly challenging time.

We value our content and our journalists, so to get full access to all your local news updated 7-days-a-week – PLUS an e-edition of the Arran Banner – subscribe today for as little as 48 pence per week.

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McCONNELL – Elizabeth (Liz) (nee Ramsay). Peacefully at home Priestgill, Strathaven with family on 4th Aug 2020 after a short illness. Liz – dearly loved wife of Scott; beloved mum of Beth, Morag, Robbie & Katy; adored mother-in-law; loving Gran to Scott, Matthew, Anna, Ryan & David; great gran to Lottie; Aunt Lila to many; treasured friend. Liz will be missed by everybody who knew her and will be forever in our hearts and gardens.