Arran Banner 20 Years Ago – week 19, 2022

Kilmory Primary pupils and local dignitaries at the opening of the first houses built for Isle of Arran Homes.

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Saturday May 11, 2002

Brodick Improvements Committee held its second beach clean recently and after just one and a half hours they filled an entire trailer with an assortment of litter and rubbish. 01_B19ABTYAGO01

Alastair and Alison Bilsland, along with guest of honour Shona Cormack, centre, welcomed more than 100 people to the official opening of the Bilsland’s emporium. 01_B19ABTYAGO02


First Minister Jack McConnell with former classmate Allan Nicol, his partner Christine and their daughter. Allan and his family are the first occupants of the new Isle of Arran Homes. 01_B19ABTYAGO03

Kilmory Primary School pupils and local dignitaries at the opening of the first houses built for Isle of Arran Homes. 01_B19ABTYAGO04

The Arran Open Gate Church, which meets at Ormidale Pavilion, usually attracts between 10 and 20 worshippers every Sunday. This week, however, numbers were bolstered when 17 Americans joined them during their 10-day visit to Scotland. 01_B19ABTYAGO05

Nina Hamilton, Kate MacAdam and Sheena Murchie of Lamlash complete their second round of golf during their fundraising triathlon. All three played 18 holes, walked to Brodick and swam 20 lengths of the pool, then walked back to Lamlash and played their second 18 holes dressed as 1930s girls. 01_B19ABTYAGO06