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Most of Scotland to be hit with icy weather

The Met Office has warned that most of Scotland, save for a few patches on the East coast, will be hit by ice later this evening, leading to a risk of slippery surfaces and travel problems.

Lizzie Linton, South Ayrshire Council's  bereavement officer,  Provost Helen Moonie and  Pauline Moriarty highlight the work of the Beautiful Inside & Out charity,.

Suport for teenage mental health charity

An Ayrshire charity that helps teenagers struggling with mental health issues has received a £5000 donation from South Ayrshire Council.

We Hae Meats Carlyn and Alex Paton.

Butcher beefs up ALDI deal

Girvan-based butchery business We Hae Meat, has just increased its £2 million supply contract with ALDI by £600,000, by adding ‘skinny’ lorne sausage to its meat range.

Warrant Officer Iain Cunningham received his MBE at Buckingham Palace.

MBE for Girvan born RN officer

Former Girvan man, Iain Cunningham was at Buckingham Palace last week to receive the MBE from HRH The Prince of Wales.

Brian Whittle MSP with A77 Action Group Members and Finlay Carson MSP in the Scottish Parliament.

A77 action group takes their case to Scottish Parliament

The A77 Action Group and South Scotland MSP Brian Whittle took their message - that it’s time to get serious about upgrading the road network in south west Scotland - to the Scottish Parliament last week.

Tracked rail transposer in action with McCulloch Rail personnel  Bob Agnew, Billy Jordan, John McConnell and Dale Mitchell with Andy Arnot  Michael McMaster and Jack Bishop (Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group).

Joint effort to salvage colliery tracks for railway centre

Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group has been able to recover lines and three track points from the old Minnivey Colliery site before the area is cleared and landscaped, thanks to the free help of a local rail company and a transport company.

What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

The Loch Ryan Port in Cairnryan.

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.

Bill Grant MP.

Chemo treatment should remain at Ayr

The campaign to keep a life-saving chemotherapy unit at Ayr Hospital is being backed by Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Bill Grant.

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.

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.

Bogus callers warning

Bogus callers warning


Elizabeth Bowe died on September 20, 2016.

Police join forces on A77 campaign

Police in South Ayrshire and Galloway are joining forces on a two-week initiative to improve road safety on the A77.

Helen McDowell pictured with Marion MacAskill (housing trust manager),  Kenny Nicol (station manager Girvan Hospital Ambulance Service)and housing care workers with a Message in a Bottle.

Message in a bottle campaign

Fridges across South Ayrshire now contain the medical and personal information that will help emergency services help vulnerable people if called on to do so.

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.

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.

PC Bradford with some of the Ayrshire College students who attended the workshop.

Police deliver online safety workshop at Ayrshire College

As part of ‘Get Safe Online Week’, Ayrshire College Campus liaison officer PC Bradford has been delivering workshops for students and staff to give them up-to-date information and advice about how to keep safe online.


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.

A party at Stirling Castle marked 100 years of the Boys Brigade's Junior Section

Boys’ Brigade Scotland director John Sharp spoke to Kirsty Paterson about how – and why – the organisation is so proud to be celebrating 100 years of the Junior section this year.

If you know a member of the Boys’ Brigade – and as one of Scotland’s largest youth organisations, the chances are you will – you might have noticed them baking a giant cake, planting 100 bulbs or learning to play marbles.

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