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Port concern at road closures

Ferry operator Stena Line say ongoing roadworks and disruption on the A77 and A75 trunk roads is now ‘debilitating’ to its port operations.

Transport
The worrying of sheep and other livestock by domestic dogs not only has an obvious financial and emotional impact on farmers when their animals are killed or injured, but also has an effect on the animals themselves, their productivity and welfare.

Rise in sheep attacks by dogs unacceptable

A month-long campaign has been launched by Police Scotland to raise awareness among dog owners about the devastating effects of livestock worrying.

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Jeane Freeman MSP

£5.2m for South Ayrshire businesses

The Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus scheme has helped support 2,385 businesses in South Ayrshire this year according to new figures recently published.

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Livestock keepers are urged to remain vigilant to the threat of disease spread.

Calls for vigilance after Bluetongue detected

There have been calls for renewed vigilance and responsible sourcing after a number of cattle in a consignment from a French assembly centre tested positive for Bluetongue virus BTV-8.

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Brexit roadshow is underway

Brexit roadshow is underway

With so much uncertainty surrounding the farming industry heading into Brexit, NFU Scotland believe it is important to be proactive and look at how this change can be a positive, rather than a negative.

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13/08/07, TSPL, SCOTSMAN, WILD LIFE, CAPREOLUS CAPREOLUS, DEER, ROE DEER BENEATH A ROWAN TREE NEAR NEWBURGH FIFE.PICTURE  IAN RUTHERFORD.

Deer strikes go up during the rutting season

Drivers across Ayrshire are being advised to look out for deer on trunk roads and motorways, particularly as the evenings draw in.

Environment
Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

An online campaign rallying against the Union Flag replacing the saltire on Scottish produce has been launched.

Business
The Co-Op in Girvan's Dalrymple Street.

Co-op to close doors after 80 years

After 80 years the Co-op store in Girvan is to close, re-opening as a branch of McColls.

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Organisations fired up by Muirburn Code

Organisations fired up by Muirburn Code

The launch of Scotland’s new Muirburn Code by Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham recently poses opportunities and challenges for the land management sector.

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Stena have slammed investment in Galloway's trunk roads.

Stena slam lack of road investment

Bosses at Stena Line have slammed the lack of investment in the roads to and from Cairnryan.

Transport
Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing.

Faster broadband for South Ayrshire

More fibre broadband has gone live in South Ayrshire thanks to the £428m Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband roll-out.

Business
Culzean Castle is one of the top attractions in Ayrshire.

Last Ayrshire tourist centre to close doors

The Tourist information centre in Ayr is to close - leaving Ayrshire without any VisitScotland outlets.

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William Barne.

Agriculture riskiest industry to work in

A Scottish agricultural expert has issued a warning about health and safety after it was revealed five people have been killed on farms in Scotland in the past year – the second highest rate in Britain.

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Jamie Hepburn MSP.

Fair Start scheme for jobseekers

Contracts worth £10 million have been awarded to organisations which will help people South Ayrshire to find and stay in work.

Business
One of the new community transport buses .

Rural shopper special for North Carrick residents

To welcome their new North Carrick-based buses, South Ayrshire Community Transport is offering a great deal to shoppers.

Transport
The former RBS branch in Girvan's Dalrymple Street.

Bank defends service as branch closes

With the Girvan branch of RBS closing last week a local MSP has questioned the bank’s accessibility for disabled customers.

Business
Crossroads Young Farmers Clown Bale Art

Ayrshire make bale art final

Six colourful and eye-catching works of art have been selected as the finalists in a national competition being run by Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC).

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Tractor ploughing.

Wet weather is hitting Scottish farmers hard

The prolonged spell of wet weather from June through September is continuing to hit farmers hard in the south west.

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Crossraguel Abbey

Rise in visitors at Crossraguel

It’s been a spectacular summer for one of Ayrshire’s iconic historic sites as Historic Environment Scotland (HES) announced visitor figures for the 2017 summer season today (Friday 6th October).

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Stuart Mason, Onshore Construction Director (right) and Gary Parker, Principal Project Manager (left) with Christopher Russell, aged 10, winner of the art competition.

Pupil’s artwork steals the show

Barrhill Primary School pupil Christopher Russell, aged 10, stole the show at the official opening of ScottishPower Renewables’ Kilgallioch Windfarm.

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