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Saturday - 19th January, 2019
Police probe worrying rise in sheep attacks
A farmer has called for stiffer penalties for dog owners after he lost two ewes in lamb following a ...
Saturday - 12th January, 2019
Council insist they won’t be a Fisherman’s friend
The most popular coastal walk on Arran has been left partially washed away following a number of exc...
Saturday - 5th January, 2019
Queen of the track
Jockey Nicola Currie can look forward to sparkling 2019 after enjoying a Christmas to remember back ...
Saturday - 29th December, 2018
Arran visitor numbers break 400,000 barrier
The number of tourists visiting Arran last year broke the 400,000 barrier for the first time - gener...
Saturday - 22nd December, 2018
Snow White production is the fairest of them all
The entire Whiting Bay Primary School performed the Brothers Grimm classic Snow White at its annual ...
Saturday - 15th December, 2018
Who will blink first in ferry showdown?
Arran’s new ferry could face another significant setback with the news that the shipyard where it ...
Saturday - 8th December, 2018
McLaren development gets planning approval
considered its options and consulted with planners. In September this year, a revised appli...
Saturday - 1st December, 2018
It’s showtime for brand new cinema on Arran
Arran is to get a brand new community cinema on the site of the former ferry ticket office in Brodic...
Saturday - 17th November, 2018
Demand to abolish community councils
A war of words broke out this week after an Arran councillor called for the abolition of community c...
Saturday - 10th November, 2018
Raising funds for school trip to Tanzania
A fundraising Christmas fair will help six Arran High School pupils on their way for a trip of a lif...
Saturday - 3rd November, 2018
Arran bid to be first ‘no cold caller’ island
A major campaign has been launched to make Arran the first ‘no cold caller’ island in Scotland.&...
Saturday - 27th October, 2018
£15.5m pledge to fix Ardrossan harbour
The first full details of the multi-million-pound plans for the redevelopment of Ardrossan harbour h...
Saturday - 20th October, 2018
Get on your bike and help Arran go green
Businesses on Arran are being urged to get on their bikes to help the environment. Arran Ec...
Saturday - 13th October, 2018
Public to view plans for harbour upgrade
The travelling Arran public are to be given their first chance to check out the latest plans for the...
Saturday - 6th October, 2018
New McLaren hotel plans on the table
The developer behind a new hotel on Brodick shorefront has submitted new plans for a smaller develop...
Saturday - 22nd September, 2018
Hunterston scrapyard sparks tourism fears
A coastal site in full view of Arran is bidding to become one of the UK’s biggest oil and gas deco...
Saturday - 15th September, 2018
We’re the scapegoat for ferry disruption
An Arran business says it has been made a scapegoat for the damage caused to the ramp of the MV Cale...
Saturday - 8th September, 2018
Don’t blame us for ferry delays, say Clyde yard
Bosses at the Ferguson Marine yard put the blame on delays to the new Arran ferry squarely on the sh...
Saturday - 1st September, 2018
Question time on Arran airs people’s priorities
Pressure is to be put on ferry and bus operators on Arran to improve timetables and connections.&...
Saturday - 25th August, 2018
Howard heads to US as climate trailblazer
A leading Arran environmentalist is taking part in a major climate change summit in the US. ...
Saturday - 18th August, 2018
We’re still waiting!
Arran’s new ferry, the MV Glen Sannox, will be at least a year late coming into service, the Banne...
Saturday - 11th August, 2018
First Minister brings Scots cabinet to Arran
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her cabinet will meet on Arran on Monday August 27 to celebrate t...
Saturday - 4th August, 2018
That’s the spirit!
Arran showed its real community spirit last weekend when hundreds of ferry passengers were stranded ...
Saturday - 28th July, 2018
Lucy helps solve the riddle of Wee Davie
It is a question which has been on everyone’s lips even if they didn’t know it. Where’s Wee Da...
Saturday - 21st July, 2018
D-day for McLaren site is still six weeks away
A decision on whether to allow a new hotel to be built on the eyesore McLaren Hotel site in Brodick ...
Saturday - 14th July, 2018
New A&E department at memorial hospital
A new Accident and Emergency department is to be created at the Arran War Memorial Hospital in Lamla...
Saturday - 7th July, 2018
Arran team to play in mainland league bid
With the island gripped by World Cup fever in Russia, closer to home a bold bid is being made to set...
Saturday - 30th June, 2018
ArCaS in £100,000 cancer care boost for the island
The Arran cancer charity ArCaS is to donate £100,000 to two health projects on the island.&...
Saturday - 23rd June, 2018
New £48.5m ferry hit by further shipyard delays
The new £48.5 million Arran ferry is seriously behind schedule, the Banner can reveal.&...
Saturday - 16th June, 2018
Family take on running challenge for Rosanna
Proud parent Kirstin and daughter Charley Weir have raised a total of £2,361 for the Scotti...
Saturday - 9th June, 2018
Glen Rosa to be fenced off
A plan to fence off a large area of Glen Rosa as part of a major conservation project has been unvei...
Saturday - 2nd June, 2018
Were you on Arran this time last year?
Police on Arran have made a new plea to visitors who may have visited the island a year ago.&nbs...
Saturday - 26th May, 2018
Sad day for The Shore
The Shore in Whiting Bay has closed its doors for the last time. Last Saturday was the fina...
Saturday - 19th May, 2018
Plans lodged for new £9m hotel on old McLaren site
Plans for a new £9 million hotel on the site of the former McLaren Hotel in Brodick have fi...
Saturday - 12th May, 2018
Concern over £13m early years shake-up
A private Arran nursery has expressed concern over what ambitious £13 million plans to deve...
Saturday - 5th May, 2018
Iconic mini golf gets a major makeover
It has entertained generations of children for nearly 60 years. But now the iconic mini golf on Brod...
Saturday - 28th April, 2018
Arran is kept lookin’ bloomin’ marvellous
The floral tubs which brighten up the villages of Arran have been saved. Each of the villag...
Saturday - 21st April, 2018
Castle to stay shut for another year
Brodick Castle will not reopen its doors to the public again until 2019, the Banner can reveal. Cons...
Saturday - 14th April, 2018
Ardrossan harbour works get go ahead
‘The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that the Arran ferry service is fit for the futu...
Saturday - 7th April, 2018
Council maps out £1m roads funding boost
Nearly £1 million will be spent improving Arran’s roads network, with most of the work to...
Saturday - 31st March, 2018
Call for cycle ban on Arran’s danger roads
A call has been made for mass cycle events on Arran to be banned because the island’s roads are to...
Saturday - 24th March, 2018
Open for business
The new £30 million Brodick ferry terminal has finally opened its doors with the first pass...
Saturday - 17th March, 2018
Big funding boost for new community hub
A bid to turn the present CalMac ticket office in Brodick into a community hub has taken a significa...
Saturday - 10th March, 2018
Brodick beach gets beast of a battering
The Beast from the East may have spared Arran the worst of the snow but is has left Brodick beach ba...
Saturday - 3rd March, 2018
New equipment will help tackle potholes
Roads chiefs have new equipment in their fight against the pothole menace on Arran. A &...
Saturday - 24th February, 2018
Early chance to bag a first taste of Lagg
Colin Smeeton firstname.lastname@example.org Residents of Arran and whisky lovers from around the world ar...
Saturday - 17th February, 2018
Multiple order is big boost for boat firm
An Arran boat firm has built a brand new model of boat for a major customer as part of a six-figure ...
Saturday - 3rd February, 2018
Pupils bring plastic straw fight to Arran
Pupils from a Glasgow primary school are bringing their campaign to reduce plastic pollution in the ...
Saturday - 27th January, 2018
Arran’s crumbling roads network is slammed
Arran’s roads have been largely forgotten and are suffering from chronic underfunding, North Ayrsh...
Saturday - 20th January, 2018
New terminal won’t be open for Easter
The new Brodick ferry terminal will not be ready to use until after Easter, it was confirmed this we...
Saturday - 6th January, 2018
Major revamp for Brodick Co-op store
The main Brodick Co-operative Food store is to get a major refurbishment which will start later this...
Saturday - 30th December, 2017
A new dawn for piping
Youngsters are to be given the chance to learn the pipes and drums free in the new year thanks to a ...
Saturday - 23rd December, 2017
Sale talks to start at Brodick Golf Club
Members of Brodick Golf Club have voted to start talks with a consortium interested in buying the cl...
Saturday - 16th December, 2017
Second year-round ferry service sought
A bid is being made turn the Lochranza summer ferry route into a year-round service, making the isla...
Saturday - 9th December, 2017
Sad new Machrie Moor search for missing John
A new search will be held at the weekend in the continuing hunt for missing pensioner John Smith.&am...
Saturday - 2nd December, 2017
Budget cutbacks see fewer forest paths maintained
Cash cuts will see fewer forest paths on Arran being regularly maintained, it has been revealed.&...
Saturday - 18th November, 2017
Welcome to Brodick!
The opening of the new Brodick ferry terminal has been postponed for the second time, the Banner can...
Saturday - 4th November, 2017
Whirlwind wreaks havoc at Corrie’s Sandstone Quay
A powerful whirlwind wreaked havoc in Corrie when a localised vortex of wind picked up boats and tra...
Saturday - 28th October, 2017
Lady Jean’s last goodbye
Mourners line Knowe Road to pay their respects as Lady Jean makes her final journey to the Hamilton ...
Saturday - 21st October, 2017
Brodick ferry terminal has opening postponed
The official opening ceremony of the new Brodick ferry terminal has been postponed this coming Monda...
Saturday - 14th October, 2017
Navy vessel apologises after MPA anchorage
A naval commander has said sorry after a Norwegian minesweeper anchored in the Lamlash Bay No Take Z...
Saturday - 7th October, 2017
Door opens on council house return to Arran
Nearly 50 affordable homes are to be built on Arran in the next four years, it was revealed this wee...
Saturday - 30th September, 2017
£1 million windfall for Arran hospital
The Arran War Memorial Hospital has received a £1 million windfall from a mystery benefacto...
Saturday - 23rd September, 2017
Play parks are saved by communities’ campaign
The community at the south end of Arran have won their fight to keep the swings at Corriecravie.&...
Saturday - 16th September, 2017
Waiting is finally over
Brodick’s new £22.2 million ferry terminal will be open for business next month. ...
Saturday - 9th September, 2017
We don’t want new fish farm expansion here!
Community groups on Arran reacted in dismay this week at the news that the fish farm in Lamlash Bay ...
Saturday - 2nd September, 2017
Plans lodged for slipway
The long-awaited planning application to create a controversial timber stacking yard and slipway at ...
Saturday - 26th August, 2017
Lamlash rallies to save loos
Community support to retain the toilets at Lamlash has received a welcome boost at a public meeting ...
Saturday - 19th August, 2017
Arran top for lifestyle but population crisis looms
A new report has found that Arran is the third most desirable place in Scotland to live. In...
Saturday - 12th August, 2017
Brodick Games will miss Rosie’s big smile
Rosie Cooke, a stalwart of the Brodick Highland Games, has hung up her fancy dress costumes for the ...
Saturday - 5th August, 2017
Changes needed at new waste centre
Arran’s new household waste recycling centre has come under fire for not being user-friendly. The ...
Saturday - 29th July, 2017
Castle bosses act to halt vandalism
Bosses at Brodick Castle have stepped in to halt the ongoing vandalism and misuse of the new adventu...
Saturday - 22nd July, 2017
Laura may be ‘fragile’ but is ready to face her fears
A Brodick teenager suffering from anxiety and cystic fibrosis is challenging her condition and the s...
Saturday - 15th July, 2017
Montrose House meltdown as respite care is suspended
Carers have reacted with outrage after receiving notification that respite care on Arran has been su...
Saturday - 8th July, 2017
Villages rally to save the island’s toilets
There was fresh hope this week that several of the closed public toilets on Arran could be reopened....
Saturday - 1st July, 2017
Arran playparks will be closed within days
Equipment at the seven playparks earmarked for closure on Arran will be removed in days, it has been...
Saturday - 24th June, 2017
Navy spy sub drone washed up on beach
A malfunctioned Navy spy sub drone has been found washed up on an Arran beach. The sophisti...
Saturday - 17th June, 2017
Ferry chaos after engine blows up
Travel plans were thrown into chaos this week after the engine of the MV Isle of Arran blew up in a ...
Saturday - 10th June, 2017
Community join in huge search for missing John
The family of a missing man said a heartfelt thank you this week as the search for Arran grandad Joh...
Saturday - 3rd June, 2017
The changing face of Brodick’s front
Here is the first image of what the new hotel on the site of the derelict McLaren Hotel in Brodick c...
Saturday - 27th May, 2017
Recruitment crisis for emergency services
Arran’s volunteer emergency services may be facing a personnel crisis in the near future unless ad...
Saturday - 20th May, 2017
Deadline looms as teen given Labour mandate
Mark Davey email@example.com Teenagers who turn 18 on polling day – June 8 – have until 1...
Saturday - 13th May, 2017
Toilet sales halted as the fight goes on
The controversial sale of public toilets on Arran has been halted as North Ayrshire Council consider...
Saturday - 6th May, 2017
Well-loved name is back in ferry frame
Arran’s new ferry, which comes into service next year, could see the revival of a famous name from...
Saturday - 29th April, 2017
A penny for your votes
The closure of the Arran public toilets is a political hot potato that just won’t go away, if Mond...
Saturday - 22nd April, 2017
Easter island bonanza
The weather may not always have been kind but Arran enjoyed a bumper Easter which could well be the ...
Saturday - 15th April, 2017
End of an eyesore
There was high hope this week that new life is about to be breathed into a rundown site in the centr...
Saturday - 8th April, 2017
Villagers united in fight to stop Machrie slipway
Residents are set to dig in their heels for a long fight over the proposed timber slipway at Machrie...
Saturday - 1st April, 2017
Nowhere to go as toilets across island are closed
The majority of public toilets on Arran were today (Friday) being boarded up ahead of their sale or ...
Saturday - 25th March, 2017
Council leader makes pledge
The council leader responsible for Ardrossan harbour this week pledged that Arran will get the ferry...
Saturday - 18th March, 2017
Full steam ahead!
Here is the new Arran ferry which should be in service late next year. This new artist’s ...
Saturday - 11th March, 2017
It’s business as usual after shock takeover
It was business as usual at Arran Aromatics this week after a surprise takeover. The announ...
Saturday - 4th March, 2017
All new Ardrossan
The first images of how Ardrossan harbour could look after its £15 million makeover have be...
Saturday - 25th February, 2017
Green cash boost for eco projects
Two environmental projects on Arran are this week celebrating a major funding boost. Eco Sa...
Saturday - 18th February, 2017
Let’s get dug in!
Work has officially started to build the new Isle of Arran Distillery on the south of the island at ...
Saturday - 11th February, 2017
Action needed on affordable homes
Some 200 affordable homes are urgently needed to provide accommodation for the workforce required to...
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