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More action needed on air pollution

Environmental groups and The Scottish Greens have called on the UK Government to do more to tackle air pollution.

Transport
An aerial view of Culzean Castle, South Ayrshire.

Bus services 
to Culzean given reprieve

Bus bosses have put plans to scrap services to Culzean on hold.

Transport
Gazette readers happy to see village speed issues raised

Gazette readers happy to see village speed issues raised

We asked our readers on our Facebook page last week if they thought it was a good idea to implement a 20mph zone in villages in the Carrick area.

Transport
At 90 per cent, Scotrails passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

Rail passengers give Scotrail the thumbs up

At 90 per cent, Scotrail’s passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

Transport
From left: John Fairweather, regional resilience advisor, Karen Macaulay, national emergency preparedness communications and liaison manager (both Scottish Ambulance Service), Mark Ilderton, head of ScotRail Alliance Integrated Control.

Early interventions help unwell customers and cut delays

Delays to trains where a customer has taken ill and needs urgent medical treatment have been cut by 37 per cent due to a new partnership between the ScotRail Alliance and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Transport
North Sea cod stocks have now been declared sustainable a decade after coming close to collapse.

North Sea cod stocks declared sustainable

North Sea cod can now be bought “with a clear conscience”, according to a fisheries body, as stocks have now been declared sustainable.

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20mph plan for villages

20mph plan for villages

All villages in Carrick could have 20mph speed limits introduced under a plan being considered by South Ayrshire councillors.

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Alice Wilson

Alice joins rural team

The rural business team at Galbraith has welcomed experienced land agent Alice Wilson to the Ayr office.

Business
The resurfacing improvements will address defects in the road and create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

Series of roadworks for A77 at Lendalfoot

Roadworks will be in place on a series of resurfacing projects on the A77 in the Lendalfoot area from 10th until 27th of July.

Transport
The Official Opening Ceremony was conducted by Angie Malone MBE with Peter Linton, Steven Logan and Ken Johnstone.

Fantastic mix at Quay Zone opening

The Quay Zone had a fantastic mix of both official ceremony and fun activities, the ideal way to celebrate the opening of this fantastic, community run, leisure centre.

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Drumspillan House in Pinwherry.

‘Quirky’ country house in Pinwherry is on the market

Offers over £260,000 are being sought for a ‘quirky’ country house within its own grounds of some three acres in Pinwherry.

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Scottish transport minister Humza Yousaf.

Transport minister to hear A77 concerns

At the second meeting of the A77 Roundtable group, convened by Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley MSP Jeane Freeman, an important next step towards winning support for the longer term upgrade of this major trunk road was taken with the news Scottish Minister for Transport, Mr Humza Yousaf, is to visit the constituency to hear for himself what the needs of local communities and local, national and international businesses are.

Transport
Eric Trump with an actor from the Strathleven Artizans as Robert the Bruce and course designer Martin Ebert at the 8th green on the new course.

Donald Trump’s grand vision for Turnberry becomes a reality

The legendary figure of Robert the Bruce brought his sword down to cut the ribbon to officially open Scotland’s newest golf course at Turnberry.

Business
Brian Whittle MSP

Girvan Age Concern meet Royal Bank

Following the decision by the Royal Bank of Scotland to close branches in Troon, Prestwick, Girvan, Mauchline, Cumnock, South Scotland MSP Brian Whittle has been working to address the impact the closures will have on customers, particularly older people and vulnerable groups.

Business
The money comes from the Strategic Timber Fund.

A714 resurfacing thanks to timber cash

Nearly a quarter of a million pounds is to be spent resurfacing two roads in South Ayrshire.

Transport
Jeane Freeman MSP

Carrick MSP to meet Stagecoach

Carrick’s MSP is urging users of local bus services to get in touch about cuts and timetable changes proposed by operator Stagecoach.

Transport
Trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh have been disrupted by cattle wandering on to part of the rail line. Picture: John Devlin

New rail partnership launched in south west

A new Community Rail Partnership has been launched to encourage sustainable travel, rural tourism and local economies through greater use of the rail network across Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway.

Transport
Angela Malone (centre) with her Scotland team mates after they won bronze at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships.

Champion day for Quay Zone

British & Scottish Paralympian and World Champion Wheelchair Curler, Angie Malone MBE, will conduct the official opening of the new Quay Zone this week.

Business
Hundreds of new homes for South Ayrshire

Hundreds of new homes for South Ayrshire

Hundreds of new affordable homes are set to be built across South Ayrshire thanks to increased funding from the Scottish Government.

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Top chefs shared their expertise in the cookery demonstrations. Picture: Andy Muir

Ballantrae serves up a treat

Windy weather didn’t deter over two thousand people from turning up for Ballantrae’s third Festival of Food & Drink.

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