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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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Biosphere hosts farming workshop

Biosphere hosts farming workshop

A workshop is being held for farmers across the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, looking at management of special habitats as part of a sustainable farming business.

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The Ayrshire business showcase at Westminster.

Ayrshire on show at Westminster

MPs from across Ayrshire teamed up to host an event in Westminster aimed at promoting the region ahead of a Government decision on the Ayrshire Growth Deal.

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Brian Whittle MSP (left), Jamie Greene MSP (centre) & John Scott MSP (right).

Conservative MSPs working hard on growth deal

The Ayrshire Growth Deal is a perfect fit for the UK Government’s new Industrial Strategy. That’s the view of Ayrshire’s three Scottish Conservative MSPs who have written to the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark MP, expressing their hope that the deal could transform the Ayrshire economy.

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Bob Cherry, head of residential sales at CKD Galbraiths Ayr office.

Burst of activity in housing market

Property consultancy, CKD Galbraith, has revealed that a steady final quarter of 2016 in Ayrshire has been followed by a burst of activity during the first month of 2017.

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The Houses of Parliament.

Four MPs showcase Ayrshire

A special event at Westminster will showcase Ayrshire’s business potential in a bid to secure millions in UK Government funding.

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Andrew McCornick is flanked by new NFU Scotland vice-presidents Gary Mitchell, left, and Martin Kennedy. Picture: Paul Watt

NFUS elect Galloway president at AGM

Dumfriesshire farmer Andrew McCornick has been elected the 62nd President of NFU Scotland.

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A composite moonset taken from the Dark Sky Park. Image: Jesse Beaman, Stargazing Scotland

Galloway and South Ayrshire host Europe’s first dark sky conference

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is to be the location for the first ever Dark Sky Park conference to be held in Europe.

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The Quay Zone is on schedule to open in March 2017. Pictured are councillors and members of SCCL and the construction team.

Excitement building as new Quay Zone leisure centre nears March opening

Involving everyone - that’s the motto of South Carrick Community Leisure as the group move closer to the opening of the new Quay Zone in Girvan.

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Turbines at the Hadyard Hill Wind Farm.

Hadyard Hill public meetings

SSE submitted an application to Scottish Ministers for consent for a windfarm adjacent to the existing Hadyard Hill Wind Farm, approximately 6km east of Girvan.

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The A75 has designated Euro route status.

UK Government snub to A75 Euro route status

Local MP Richard Arkless has spoken of his outrage following a recent exchange in the House of Commons between himself and the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling.

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The new Quay Zone in Girvan is due to open in spring this year.

19 new jobs at Girvan’s Quay Zone

South Carrick Community Leisure is now recruiting for the first jobs in The Quay Zone – the fantastic new leisure and community facility in Girvan, which is on track to open this spring.

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Maybole High Street.

£3.3 million for Maybole by pass

Funding of over £3 million has been included in the Scottish Government’s draft budget for this year.

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Jeane Freeman MSP

Increase in jobs in tourism

The number of people working in tourism in East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire increased by 17% and 9% respectively in one year, new figures show – with Scotland as a whole seeing an increase of 11 per cent.

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Lachlan Goudie gives a tour of the works.

Goudie Burns paintings on display

For only the second time in their history all of Alexander Goudie’s celebrated Tam o’ Shanter paintings in the South Ayrshire Council collection are on public display.

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Corri Wilson MP

Ayrshire’s four MPs hope to secure £350 million growth deal

Ayrshire’s four MPs met with the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark MP, this week (Monday 9th) to discuss a possible Growth Deal for Ayrshire.

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Ayrshire food standards tip top

Ayrshire food standards tip top

Food Hygiene ratings for South Ayrshire among the best in the country according to a new survey.

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