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Added festive spirit at Ayr

Ayr Market’s Christmas Show and Sale will have an added festive spirit to it this year, as NFU Scotland teams up with a whole host of organisations.

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The team from Solway View at the awards

Solway View win best campsite

The inaugural Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards, presented by Paramount Creative, took over the Glasgow Mariott Hotel on November 27.

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Dersalloch wind farm.

Windfarm officially opened at Dersalloch

A new windfarm that is capable of supplying electricity to over 40,000 homes has officially opened in South Ayrshire.

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The NFUS is concerned at the impact beavers may have on agriculture

Fears over beavers’ impact on farms

Following the news that beavers are to receive protected status, NFU Scotland insists that proper management of the species is fundamental in order to avoid unacceptable impact on agriculture.

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Dairy event to hear from expert

Scotland’s dairy farmers are being encouraged to go along to a meeting in Kilmarnock, aimed at raising awareness of the current and future situations of dairy markets and learn how to capture a fair share of the rewards.

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For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Dalrymple Street on Saturday.

Diversion on A77 south of Girvan for roadworks

Diversions were in place on Dalrymple Street, Girvan following a house fire from which two people were rescued earlier today (Saturday, November 26).

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HMC Valiant

Fishermen working illegally in UK waters

Four fishermen admitted illegal working in UK waters at Ayr Sheriff Court.

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Presenter Scott Inglis, Commercial Director at Fishers; Hugh McDowall, Edite Paramonova and John Orr, of Glenapp Castle with host Jennifer Reoch.

Glenapp is friendliest hotel in the west

A 19th Century Scottish Baronial-style castle in South Ayrshire has been named the friendliest hotel in the region at Scottish tourism’s equivalent of the Oscars.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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Passengers left waiting on platform after train cancelled

Passengers left waiting on platform after train cancelled

A faulty announcement system at Maybole Station meant passengers were left waiting on the platform after a train service was cancelled.

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Graeme McKinstry LLB MBA NP,

New chamber of commerce president

Graeme McKinstry LLB MBA NP, this week took over the reins as President of Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce.

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Farmers can help with study

NFU Scotland and RSABI have joined forces to encourage farmers and those working in the agricultural industry to take part in a pilot study by University of Glasgow.

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NFUS president Allan Bowie

Call for evidence on unfair practices

In October, the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy launched a Call for Evidence on the case for the extension of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA).

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Corri Wilson MP

Special event to help out families struggling to pay council tax

Carrick MP Corri Wilson is leading a drive to help people with Council Tax arrears in Ayrshire.

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Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Over 80 new jobs created

Manchester-based Chevron Aircraft Maintenance Ltd is to establish a world-class centre of excellence for aircraft engineering, maintenance and training at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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The shake-up will see M&S left with about 60 fewer clothing and homewares stores. Picture: John Devlin

Marks & Spencer to close 60 UK clothing stores as profits plunge to £231m

High street giant Marks & Spencer has said it will close around 60 clothing and home stores as it focuses on food, and warned of more than 2100 job losses under plans to axe 53 overseas shops.

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Shirley Cameron who farms livestock in the area of Woodhead Farm, Dewartown, and has had livestock worried/attacked and even killed by dogs coming from the adjoining Vogrie Country Park 18/6/16

Police campaign on livestock worrying

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

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Annual Belted Galloway sale

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited staged their annual Autumn Show and Sale of Pedigree Belted and White Galloway Cattle on behalf of the Belted Galloway Cattle Society.

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