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Picking up some good tips

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips on tackling litter

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Girvan beach.

Better water quality ratings for beaches

Maidens and Culzean beaches have received ‘good’ EU water quality ratings this year while Girvan is rated as ‘sufficient’.

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The Met Office issued this weather warning for Saturday

Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

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L-R: Luke Fisher (Jura Consultants); Gillian Lockyer (Studio 42 Design); Colin Love (South Ayrshire Council); Mark Fletcher (Chair, Maybole Community Council)

Maybole to unlock lottery millions

Residents and business owners in Maybole have joined together to show their support for ambitious £6 million plans to transform the town centre.

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A mild winter, coupled with warmer than usual spring temperatures, could lead to an increase in the number of bugs, like ants, this summer.

Homeowners warned to expect a plague of bugs this summer

Homeowners are being warned to expect a summer of bugs.

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Reports have emerged that wolves may now be reintroduced ton the wild.

Rewilding of wolves plan causes concern

As reports emerge to suggest the rewilding debate is widening to include wolves, the National Sheep Association is raising serious concerns.

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This is a hybrid between a Spanish stealth slug and the UKs common black slug. Pic: Leslie Noble

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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The former bingo hall in Girvan.

Anger at state of former bingo hall

Residents in Girvan are demanding action on a former bingo hall which they say is in a dangerous condition.

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Eagle bid takes flight, thanks to £1.3m grant

Eagle bid takes flight, thanks to £1.3m grant

Plans to boost the south of Scotland’s population of golden eagles are set to take flight after landing a £1.3m National Lottery grant.

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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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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Warning of snow issued by Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow on Tuesday.

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Karen and Ewan Trainer who live just outside Dailly enjoy Girvan promenade

Join the Girvan beach clean

On 1st April 2017 Girvan Rotary will be having their annual Girvan Beach Clean.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Snow warning as Storm Doris arrives

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

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Glenburn Green Recycling Plant.

Recycling cuts costs

Councillors had a sneak preview of a new green waste recycling centre last week.

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Concerns have been expressed for the future of Scotlands landscapes.

Call for development of landscape policy

Two national organisations have joined forces to press the Scottish Government to develop a land use policy which protects Scotland’s world-renowned landscapes, and ensures access for recreation.

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Scottish Water says its charges will still be lower than the UK average after a 1.6 per cent increase.

Increase in Scottish Water charges to fund investment

Household water charges in Scotland remain among the lowest in Great Britain, according to recent figures.

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Livestock worrying can have devastating consequences.

Dog owners warned out of control pets could be shot

Dog owners are being warned that their pets could be killed if they are found anywhere near sheep, regardless of whether or not they have attacked them.

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