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Society hears about dynamite in the dunes

The first indoor meeting of the year for the Arran Natural History Society took place last week in the rangers centre in Brodick Country Park, where Tom Byars gave an illustrated presentation entitled Dynamite in the dunes: a natural history of the Ardeer Peninsula.

The Ardeer Peninsula in Stevenston, just across the water from Arran, with its extensive dune system, was chosen by Alfred Nobel in 1871 to site the largest explosive factory in the world.

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