As the last of the Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed this month the testing programme is also changing.
The continuing Covid pandemic and high numbers of cases on Arran are impacting on health and social care services on the island.
A record 95 cases of Covid on Arran were reported by Public Health Scotland just days before the ending of most legal restrictions which have been in place in Scotland for more than two years.
Travellers faced an extended period of travel disruption at the start of the week owing to weather and Covid related cancellations.
Businesses on Arran breathed a sigh of relief this week as the Scottish government announced the relaxation of the strict self-isolation rules.
Arran faced another week of travel chaos as a ‘perfect storm’ of disruption caused by winter storms and Covid staff shortages seriously impacted ferry services.