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Autumn Fest at the castle

The annual autumnal celebration, now in its second year, is known as Autumn Fest and will take place every day from Sunday October 13th to Monday October 21.

Leisure
Sun shines for Lamlash Splash swimmers

The sun shone and even the tides lent a helping hand to the 40 swimmers taking part in the annual Lamlash Splash – a gruelling 1.3 mile swim from Holy Isle to Lamlash.

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Belles in coast to coast cycle across Scotland

The Arran Belles are no strangers to cycling from coast to coast, or even around the entire island, but recently they set their sights on a larger challenge, cycling from the coast to coast of Scotland.

Outdoors
Moonwalkers catch the sunrise on Goatfell

‘It was with a certain amount of trepidation that I met up with seven others at 2am at the mountain rescue base. Once we had all arrived Jeremy Fielden talked us through the route and Corinna Goeckeritz introduced us all to each other and to Munro Moonwalker, Alan Rowan. We were then driven round to High Corrie to start the walk.

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Beach Buddies out in Machrie

A determined six Beach Buddies turned their attention to a blustery and damp Machrie beach on Saturday evening as part of the Mindful Chef UK wide beach clean.

Outdoors
First signs of migration after August downpour

On the higher ground the rain was almost unprecedented, causing road closures and flooding. It was the wettest month of the year. Some sand martin colonies were washed away. Towards the end of the month there was more than a hint of the approach of autumn.