Arran Banner letters – week 29, 2022

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Overnight parking woes

As a not infrequent overseas visitor to Arran, I was dismayed and thoroughly disappointed to see the continued use of the Lamlash car park by various and numerous commercial vehicles overnight.

Probably notwithstanding the effects this has on locals as well as holiday makers who require to use the car park, it impacts greatly on the views of the Holy Isle and the bay.

I already anticipate further visits to the incomparable Arran and hope to see this situation altered upon my next visit.


Lindsay Miller,

Vancouver Island,



Cheque in the post


It is common knowledge that the Certas pricing model for fuel supplied to Arran has been surcharged.

When faced with the majesty of the Competition and Markets Authority and Dr Andrea Coscelli, they focus on the Ukraine war, its effect on the Brent crude price and their calculation of prices since May.

Can I suggest the surcharge/calculation has been in place long before May.

I note fuel retailers on the island are being refunded the difference. Good for them, however, are they in turn refunding their corporate and private clients. I look forward to receiving my cheque in the post.


Derek Shand,