The Arran Banner

Window to the world


The coming together of makers from all across the island on a new website is welcome news.

For the first time, people will be able to find the work of nearly 50 independen­t crafters, makers and artists in one place – not just on Arran, but across the world.

At a time when it has been just as tough – if not tougher – for sole traders, it is great they have such a positive outlet for people to see their work.

It is impressive, too, how the directors of Lamlash Events, in particular Karen Bell and Michael Gettins, have put this together so quickly after securing funding from Scotland Loves Local.

Visitors love what is produced on Arran and the fact they can now easily browse it in the comfort of their own home can only help to boost the sales of those involved.

Those who have not signed up would be well advised to get involved or they may find themselves left behind.

It is, after all, as the website is being promoted, a shop front on a digital high street.

We wish the venture well.

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