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£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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There was a good turnout at the last South Carrick Decides meeting.

Vote for favourite on funding day

People in Girvan and South Carrick are being encouraged to show their support for local community groups by voting on their favourites.

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Gala days, like this one at Ballantrae, may not go ahead this year.

Anger at council gala day decision

There is anger at a council decision this week to reject a request for local communities to use gala equipment - a move which means gala days throughout South Ayrshire may not go ahead at all this year.

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Election days across Carrick

Election days across Carrick

Community Council By-Elections are taking place across South Ayrshire — this is your chance to influence decision makers locally and at a national level.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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South Ayrshire Council. Lochside New housing

Housing waiting lists could be ‘streamlined’

Housing waiting lists could be ‘streamlined‘ in an effort to prioritise those most in need.

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Jeane Freeman with WASPI Campaigners at Parliament.JPG

Campaigners take pension fight to Holyrood

Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley has strongly criticised the UK Government for its failure to act on the hardship it is causing to women born in the 1950s.

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe

MSPs to debate Article 50

The Scottish Parliament will have a vote on Tuesday on the triggering of Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union

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This artist's impression shows how the project may aim to transform Maybole High Street.

Transforming Maybole

A project to breathe new life into the historic heart of Maybole has taken a step forward after landing significant backing.

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Legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing.

Review of legal aid system launched

An independent review of the legal aid system has been announced by the Scottish Government.

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Corri Wilson MP

Ayrshire businesses concern over Brexit

Carrick’s MP says a number of local businesses have raised concerns with her over the impact of Brexit on their future trade.

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Local Government minister Kevin Stewart.

New law to aid community buyouts

Scottish communities will find it easier to take over land or buildings currently in public ownership due to a new law which came into force today (Monday).

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The new interactive map makes it easy to have your say.

Pinpoint priorities to help plan future

People in South Ayrshire are being urged to pinpoint priority areas in their local communities to help shape planning for the coming decade.

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The First Minister has announced �29 million of funding to help tackle poverty.

£29 million to tackle poverty

Organisations that tackle poverty can now have access to a new £29 million funding pot set up by the Scottish Government.

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Have your say on council plans for next decade

Have your say on council plans for next decade

People across South Ayrshire are being given the chance to help shape the way their communities will change in the coming decade.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.

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Do you have an idea which could improve North Carrick?

£80,000 funding for north Carrick groups

£80,000 PAR North Carrick Initiative Expression of Interest Open until 20th January 2017.

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Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Scotland is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not.

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Council’s £200k for airshow

Council’s £200k for airshow

South Ayrshire Council has confirmed £200,000 funding package – as well as in-kind support worth tens of thousands of pounds – for the Scottish International Airshow 2017.

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Girvan's new Quay Zone

Quay Zone jobs on the way

An interim manager has been appointed for Girvan’s new Quay Zone with more job opportunities in the centre on the way.

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