Outdoors
Rat race has international appeal

The event, staged by Rat Race Adventure Sports, had an international flavour, attracting 445 non-Scottish entrants from the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Dubai, Germany, France, USA, Canada and Belgium.

Leisure
Arran abuzz with Easter excitement

A holiday atmosphere has taken over the island and, thankfully too, a system of high pressure in the region promises to provide a spell of good weather for those taking part in outdoor pursuits and pleasures this Easter weekend.

Leisure
New book is soaraway success

Copies of Arran: Travels, Treasures and Tales can also be purchased from Amazon or at the publisher’s shop at www.carnpublishing.com.

Farming
Lambing Live down on the farm

On offer was the chance to be able to handle – under the watchful eye of accommodating farm helpers – the newborn lambs and to learn more about the animals from farmer David.

Leisure
Youngsters initiate St Molios clean-up

Across Arran schoolchildren have been involved in the Eco Schools programme which aims to engage and educate children and young people on the issue of litter, and encourage them to make positive choices.

Leisure
Safety bulletin issued for all Arran mariners

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency has issued a special safety bulletin to all Arran mariners that use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to prepare for a rollover event that may affect their ability to navigate safely.