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MP opens new restaurant at Turnberry Holiday Park

MP Corri Wilson joined guests and team members to officially open the new bar and restaurant at Turnberry Holiday Park near Girvan following a £200,000 development at the park.

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Employment fair in Girvan

Employment fair in Girvan

Jobcentre Plus in Girvan has arranged an Employment and Opportunities Fair together and in sponsorship with South Carrick Community Learning and Development, Skills Development Scotland and Ayrshire College.

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The RBS Girvan branch.

Anger as RBS close Girvan branch

RBS has announced that its Girvan branch will close in six months time, prompting anger across Carrick.

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Dog walkers are being urged to clean up after their dogs in the countryside.

Dog poo could kill livestock

NFU Scotland is urging members of the public to clean up after their dogs when walking on or near to agricultural land.

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Two cases ofSchmallenberg Virus have been diagnosed in maformed lambs from Scottish flocks.

Schmallenberg Virus found in Scotland

The Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) infection has been diagnosed in malformed lambs in two Scottish flocks close to the Scotland/England border.

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Members of SCCL and local councillors in the new centre.

April date set for Quay Zone

The last week in April will see the day that has been long awaited in Girvan as the new Quay Zone leisure centre will officially open for business.

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Openreach is recruiting in Ayr, Kilmarnock and Cumnock.

Openreach set to recruit in Ayrshire

Openreach today announced a major expansion of its engineering workforce with plans to recruit 195 trainees in Scotland in its drive to invest in its network.

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The delegation from Chine with Corri Wilson MP.

Ayrshire welcomes China delegation

Corri Wilson MP welcomed a group of international travel buyers from China to Burns Cottage this week.

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Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Scottish employers plan to cut jobs in the second quarter of this year, according to a new survey by workforce experts ManpowerGroup.

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Asda is cutting prices at the pumps.

Asda cuts fuel prices by 2p per litre

Asda is cutting up to 2p per litre off fuel at its filling stations across the country.

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Stewart Millarvie (left) and Fraser Henderson (right), apprentice coopers at William Grant & Sons Girvan distillery are pictured with their proud mentor, cooper Paul Ross, after passing the final stage of their four-year National Coopering Federation assessment.

More apprentices to be taken on at Girvan Distillery

William Grant & Sons has pledged its commitment to continuing traditional skills with plans to recruit two new apprentice coopers for its Girvan Distillery this year.

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Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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Sheep worrying has a devastating effect on farmers.

29 pregnant ewes dead after dog attack at Carrick farm

A top sheep breeder has spoken of his devastation after in-lamb ewes were mauled by two dogs earlier this week, causing substantial losses, and heartbreak.

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Calum appointed to Galloway role

Barony graduate, Calum Smith has been appointed by independent company, Advanced Nutrition as ruminant specialist operating in Galloway and Dumfries.

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Business rates relief welcomed

South Ayrshire’s MP and MSP have welcomed the Scottish Government’s recent announcement on business rates relief.

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Timber lorries are a common sight on roads in the south west.

Cash to reduce impact of timber lorries on roads

The scheme to minimise the impacts on communities and on the environment caused by timber lorries on the rural road network is to benefit from a £5m boost from the Scottish Government.

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The Luing breed.

Luings sparkle at Castle Douglas

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited staged the 52nd Annual Premier Show and Sale of Luing Cattle with one of the largest ringsides of breed enthusiasts on hand to witness a buoyant trade with averages in all classes being well up on the year.

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Weekend closure of A77 for roadworks

Weekend closure of A77 for roadworks

The A77 will be closed between Turnberry and Alloway for resurfacing work with diversions in place from 8pm tonight (Friday, February 17) until 6am on Monday (February 20).

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Work begins on Monday.

A77 road closure goes ahead

A full road closure on the A77 in Carrick is to go ahead this weekend despite the protests of councillors.

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