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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Ballot boxes arrive at the count in Ayr.

Count underway in Ayr

The verification stage of the General election count at the Citadel in Ayr has just been completed.

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Make your vote count in the General Election

Make your vote count in the General Election

If you haven’t voted already in the General Election there’s still time with polling stations across South Ayrshire open until 10pm today (Thursday, June 8).

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Conservative candidate Bill Grant.

Transport and economy are focus for Conservatives

Better transport links and the economy are the focus for the Conservative candidate, Bill Grant, for the Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock seat in the general election on Thursday 8th June.

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Labour candidate Carol Mochan.

Labour candidate releases final statement before polls open

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock Labour candidate in the general election on Thursday, Carol Mochan, has released a final statement ahead of the polls opening.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with local candidate Corri Wilson in Ayr.

First Minister joins Carrick candidate on election trail

Local SNP candidate in the General Election, Corri Wilson, was joined on the election trail for the last Saturday before the polls open by the leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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Conservative candidate Bill Grant.

Bill Grant to stand for Conservatives

Better transport links and the economy are the focus for the Conservative candidate for the Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock seat in the general election on Thursday 8th June.

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SNP candidate Corri Wilson.

SNP say Brexit will be bad for Ayrshire

The SNP candidate for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock has hit out at the Tories for planning a robbery of our rural communities.

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Labour candidate Carol Mochan.

Debt write-off to fund services

Labour Candidate Carol Mochan has weighed into the debate on how to fund much needed Council Services.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Pictured left to right are Girvan Independent councillor Alec Clark; Council Leader, Cllr Douglas Campbell; Depute leader, Cllr Brian McGinley, Maybole Independent councillor Brian Connolly

SNP take control in South Ayrshire

A new partnership working arrangement – the first of its kind in South Ayrshire – has been agreed at South Ayrshire Council.

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