Arran Banner 20 years ago – week 24, 2021

Photographed after the Arran Open prizegiving at Brodick Golf Club are Tom Pearson of the distillery, Gilbert McKinnon, scratch runner up, Ross Duncan, scratch winner, Ian Small, handicap runner up and club captain Lindsay Keir.

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Saturday June 9, 2001

Pirate’s Cove is celebrating after winning a place in the prestigious guidebook The Taste of Scotland. Owners Godfrey and Sue Hall celebrated the achievement with chef Brian Gracie. 01_B24ABTYA01

Participants enjoy a tea break during a course in traditional building. The attendees only used tools and equipment available to barn builders of several centuries ago. The wood was from Glenshant. 01_B24ABTYA02


The finale of Oklahoma, which has packed Brodick Hall for six nights, was another huge success for Arran Music and Drama Club. 01_B24ABTYA03

Lamlash Church hall has re-opened after two-and-a-half years of painstaking refurbishment following a devastating flood. The congregation has already returned to their weekly coffee mornings. 01_B24ABTYA04

Lindsay Wheeler of Corrie is heading to the western Himalayas next month where she will study its geomorphology. Fundraising continues apace, including a raffle with this cake top prize next week. 01_B24ABTYA05

Left to right: Tom Pearson of Lochranza distillery, Gilbert McKinnon, scratch runner up, Ross Duncan, scratch winner, Ian Small, handicap runner up and Lindsay Keir, club captain, after the Arran Open prizegiving at Brodick Golf Club. 01_B24ABTYA06