Show your support at North Carrick decision day

People in Maybole and the surrounding area are being encouraged to show their support for local community groups by voting on their favourites. The latest North Carrick decision day will be held on Saturday 30 September at Maybole Town Hall.

Football was just one of the many activities on offer as part of the summer programme.

Free lunches for kids’ holiday sports continues in October break

A project which saw hundreds of youngsters take part in sports activities with lunches provided is to be extended in the October break.

The scouts make their pitch at the last North Carrick Decides event.

Deadline for North Carrick funding

The closing date for the next round of applications to “North Carrick Decides” is this Friday, September 8. Groups with projects that require support up to £2,000 have been invited to apply to this round.

The opening of Bill Grant MP's new constituency office.

New office for Carrick MP

Bill Grant MP didn’t need a spin doctor at the opening of his new constituency office at 6 Alloway Place in Ayr. For it was legendary medic Dr John McClure MBE who did the honours.

The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

Bill Grant MP, Tricia Bey, and Scottish Secretary David Mundell MP at Barwheys Dairy, near Maybole.

Scottish secretary visits Carrick

Hand-crafted cheese and whisky were on offer to Bill Grant MP and Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell last week on a visit to Carrick.

In Girvan, the Councils catering staff provided 2,500 healthy packed lunches to children and young people taking part in activities organised by the Glendoune Community Association and Girvan Youth Trust.

Lunch pilot fuels summer activities

Hundreds of children in Girvan have benefitted from more than 7,000 healthy lunches served up at activities taking place during the summer break.

Bill Grant MP.

New MP gearing up for Ayrshire tour

New Carrick Conservative MP Bill Grant is about to go on tour - across the length and breadth of his Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock constituency.

The WASPI group with Bill Grant MP.

MP decides not to sign WASPI pledge

Bill Grant Conservative MP for Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock met with WASPI women from his constituency who were born in the 1950s.

HMS Iron Duke will take part in the exercise.

International military training operation targets west coast

The coasts of Ayrshire and Galloway will see increased military activity over the next eight days as a major training exercise takes place.

Council pledges to help communities

Council pledges to help communities

Councillors have pledged a commitment to work with South Ayrshire communities in a bid to help transform lives during a visit to Girvan.

Speeding car
Boy racers
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20mph plan for Carrick villages

All villages in Carrick could have 20mph speed limits introduced under a plan being considered by councillors.

Councillor Alec Clark

Gala day funding restored to communities

Gala day grants for community groups are back as councillors have voted to allocate £20,000 to its events funding at their recent full council meeting.

the archives include this black and white postcard of Burns Cottage, Alloway (c. 1930)

Academy move for archives

The Ayrshire Archives Centre could move into the heart of Ayr following a decision at South Ayrshire Council.

The working agreement is signed by Douglas Campbell, Brian McGinley, Brian Connolly and Alec Clark.

New ruling group to ‘combat austerity’

Social justice and tackling austerity are at the heart of an agreement reached between the SNP, Labour and Independent councillors.

The pilot will provide healthy packed lunches for children taking part in a range of summer activities.

Children to get free lunches during summer holidays

Children in Girvan are set to get free lunches during the summer holidays as part of a wider activity programme.

The Kirkin' o' the Council procession.

Historic Kirkin’ o’ the Council

The historic Kirkin’ o’ the Council took place on Sunday 11 June at the Auld Kirk in Alloway.

South Ayrshire Council is hosting a consultation on early learning and childcare provision.

Council plan to double childcare provision

Plans to almost double the amount of free early learning and childcare are being put to parents and carers in South Ayrshire.

Returning Officer Eileen Howat announces the result with Corri Wilson, Carol Mochan and Bill Grant.

General Election: Conservatives win Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock seat

Conservative Bill Grant has been elected in Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock defeating sitting MP Corri Wilson of the SNP.

Staff counting the Carrick votes.

Turnout 65 per cent in Carrick seat

Turnout in the Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock seat is 65 per cent from a total electorate of 71,241.

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