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What are fidget spinners and where can I find them?

Have you heard of fidget spinners yet? If you haven’t, it’s a safe bet that you will soon.

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How well do you know these Scottish Tartans?

How well do you know these Scottish Tartans?

Tartan is a Scottish staple, like Tunnocks Teacakes and Irn Bru.

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Past picture: Girvan harbour

Past picture: Girvan harbour

Our picture this week is from April 1992 and shows piles being driven into Girvan harbour for pontoons to be built.

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Something to Think About with Rev. Ian McLachlan

Something to Think About with Rev. Ian McLachlan

In the days leading up to his crucifixion Jesus had to go through a great deal of suffering. Some of that was physical pain.

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Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Across the UK, you will find spectacular scenery, quaint villages, dazzling architecture and bustling cities.

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Treasure trove...of historical information has been unearthed by society members at kirkyards, like Lennel, and war memorials in our local communities.

Borders historians build database of local history

You could not accuse members of Coldstream and District Local History Society of lacking ambition.

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10 places to visit in Scotland you may not know about

Scotland is famed for its beautiful landscapes and welcoming people and there are many a tourist guide that cover the length and breadth of the country, however not all attractions are as well known as Edinburgh Castle or the Fairy Pools of Skye.

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Something to Think About with Rev. Ian McLachlan

Something to Think About with Rev. Ian McLachlan

There are a number of Jesus’ resurrection appearances reported in the gospels. One in Luke’s gospel, mentions two followers of Jesus who went on a journey from Jerusalem to Emmaus.

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Past picture: Girvan Bowling Club opening day

Past picture: Girvan Bowling Club opening day

Pictured in April 1992 Pauline Taylor, wife of club president Michael, threw the first jack of the season at Girvan Bowling Club.

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Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Brits are a nation of telly watchers, and according to a new survey, comedy is always what has kept us glued to the small screen.

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9 maps that tell the history of Scotland

9 maps that tell the history of Scotland

Scotland has had a long and varied history, which has been told in word and song down the centuries.

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“Kids shouldn’t be allowed to cross the road alone until they are 14” say scientists

Children aren’t safe crossing the road on their own until they’re 14, say scientists.

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Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed?

Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed?

More Brits are gardening than ever before - but many can’t tell the difference between flowers and weeds, according to a new poll.

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Groups celebrate with their cheques.

Community groups well above ‘par’

Five delighted groups who had won the votes of the North Carrick Community at the recent PAR Decision Day, gathered in Maybole recently to be presented with their well won awards.

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Women ‘more susceptible’ to smartphone addiction

Women ‘more susceptible’ to smartphone addiction

Women are more hooked on smartphones than men... making them vulnerable to problems at home, work and with friends, according to new research.

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From left to right Jeane Freeman MSP, back left Nikki Pitt, Money Advice Officer, front left Michaela Copland, Administrative Assistant, back right, Carol Saunders, Money Advice Worker and front right, Shona McKellar, Family Support Worker.

MSP visits Stepping Stones in Carrick

Isobel Lawson, Chief Executive of Stepping Stones for Families, recently welcomed Jeane Freeman MSP to their Carrick Money Advice Service, to discuss the vital anti-poverty work of the charity and to meet some of the local people who have been using the project in Carrick.

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Something to think About with Rev. Ian McLachlan

Something to think About with Rev. Ian McLachlan

For Christians this Sunday is the most important day of the year. Easter sees Jesus completing his mission. Jesus came into the world to redeem it. He came to show human beings what life was all about.

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Trains in, and heading to, Glasgow will be busy with sports fans on April 21-23.

Busy weekend for sports fans on Scotland’s railways

ScotRail is advising customers that rail services to and from Glasgow over the weekend of April 21-23 will be extremely busy due to three major sporting events taking place.

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Pictured left to right are Gordon Cuthbertson, Mark Fletcher, Billy Miller, Peter Lynn and Campbell Smith.

Community benefit cheques for North Carrick

Pictured are successful applicants Gordon Cuthbertson, Mark Fletcher, Billy Miller, Peter Lynn and Campbell Smith as the North Carrick Community Benefit Company was happy to be giving grant funding for the last time in this financial year.

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A monk brewing the famous caffeinated wine. Pic: SWNS

Call for Buckfast monks to be stripped of charitable status

Campaigners are calling for monks who make a controversial alcoholic drink to be stripped of their charitable status.

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