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A new bottling plant for Arran beer

The Diageo Johnny Walker plant might have bitten the bullet, but residents of Arran have a new reason to celebrate- the new £3.9 million bottling plant that is due to be set up near Kilmarnock. After the closure 200 year old whiskey bottling plant was announced by Diageo, the hunt began for a new place to [...]

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Eighth Annual Lamlash Splash makes waves

Eighth Annual Lamlash Splash makes waves

1.3 miles of open water. Twenty six swimmers, some from as far off as Yorkshire. Not an event for the weak chinned. The Lamlash Splash is a yearly event held for hardy swimmers to make the crossing over the open sea from Holy Isle to Lamlash for the sake of raising money for charity. The challenge [...]

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Air-sea pilot wins bravery award

Air-sea pilot wins bravery award

Petty Officer Marcus “Wiggy” Wigfull, has received the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery in the Air (QCBA) award for his heroic rescue of three yachtsmen from their grounded vessel last November. He was the pilot of the Search and Rescue Sea King helicopter dispatched from HMS Gannet at Prestwick to rescue the crew of the yacht which [...]

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Lochranza Castle

Lochranza Castle

The village of Lochranza, though lesser known than the resort villages of Brodick and Lamlash, is still one of the most scenic places to be in all of Scotland. The place is renowned for more than just the fine whisky of its famed distilleries- the hills of Lochranza abound with deer, and on the shores [...]

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