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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Glenburn Green Recycling Plant.

Recycling cuts costs

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

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.

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.

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.

Wet wipes are just one of the items that can cause blockages.

Campaign to keep sewers clear

Scottish Water is still dealing with almost 100 blocked drains and sewers daily, despite a drop in blockages over the last three years.

Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse.

Scottish fracking consultation begins

A public consultation on whether or not to allow unconventional oil and gas extraction (UOG) has been launched by the Scottish Government.

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Gales are expected to batter most of Scotland from Wednesday

Blizzards set to bring travel disruption across Scotland

Snow storms amid winds gusting up to 75mph are forecast to batter Scotland from tomorrow until Friday.

Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland

Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland

Freezing air direct from the Arctic is set to descend over most of the country this week bringing with it the threat of snow.

Warning after bird flu found on Lincolnshire farm

Warning after bird flu found on Lincolnshire farm

Bird keepers in Scotland have been reminded to keep their poultry and captive birds indoors after bird flu was confirmed at a farm in Lincolnshire.

The Girvan Community Garden team, left to right, Ward Higgins, Jim McClymont and Julie Campbell.

Windfarm cash for local groups

The Girvan Community Garden has a greener future thanks to a windfarm fund award.

Councillor John McDowall, Liz Marquis, Director of Energy Agency & Provost Helen Moonie

Electric car savings for council

The Energy Agency, based at Auchincruive, has recently leased an electric car and installed a charging point in order to save carbon emissions and transport costs.

Galloway and south Ayrshire biosphere has responded to the consultation on forestry.

Forestry must consider rural areas

South Ayrshire’s biosphere is calling for communities and other rural businesses to be considered when it comes to forestry planning.

Hares must be controlled to safeguard habitats, the SGA has said.

Warning of habitat damage if culls banned

A full ban on the culling of mountain hares could lead to serious damage to habitats and the species, a national organisation has warned.

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Marine Litter tangled up in the strandline at Arrochar. Photo credit: CMPP

Tackling the Firth of Clyde’s marine litter

The problem of marine litter in the Firth of Clyde is to be tackled at an event later this month.

Farmers across Scotland are being urged to open their gates to the public for next years Open Farm Sunday on June 11. Organisers LEAF are keen to see more farms taking part.

Farmers urged to highlight vital role

Farmers across Scotland are being urged to open their gates and welcome the public to showcase their achievements and the goods and services they deliver.

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