Arran Banner 20 years ago – week 37

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Saturday September 16, 2000

As the national fuel crisis continued this week, Arran farmers and hauliers assembled at the pier on Wednesday to protest excessively high fuel prices have been affecting their business for some time. 01_B37tweY01

Mick Cannon, president of Arran’s branch of the RNLI, holds up a certificate presented to him last week in Irvine to mark the work done by lifeboatmen and the Ladies Guild which supports them in developing awareness of community safety. The presentation, to five different organisations at The Magnum, was made by councillor John Sillars to coincide with National Safety Week. 01_B37tweY02

Balmichael Visitor Centre has been put up for sale by David McClelland and his wife Gillian who set it up five years ago. It is for sale at offers in the region of £450,000. The family plan to emigrate to New Zealand. 01B37tweY03

The winners and runners-up of the Lochranza Open which was contested by 44 players on Sunday. 01_B37tweY04

The BT Scottish Ensemble spent much of the week on the island for its sixth Arran Festival of Music. Rebecca Low is pictured playing the viola for children at Shiskine Primary School while violinist Carole Howat is with children from Pirnmill Primary School. 01_B37tweY05 and 01_B37tweY06