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Busy summer continues for Portpatrick crew

The summer period has continued to be busy for the volunteer crew of the RNLB John Buchannan Barr, with several launches over the past few days.

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Girvan Lifeboat, the Silvia Burrell.

Safety first say crew after yacht rescue

Girvan lifeboat has emphasised safety at sea after coming to the aid of a yacht bound for the Caribbean with only basic equipment on board.

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Call for more action to tackle air pollution, despite Government ban on the sale of diesel and petrol cars.

More action needed on air pollution

Environmental groups and The Scottish Greens have called on the UK Government to do more to tackle air pollution.

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An aerial view of Culzean Castle, South Ayrshire.

Bus services 
to Culzean given reprieve

Bus bosses have put plans to scrap services to Culzean on hold.

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Gazette readers happy to see village speed issues raised

Gazette readers happy to see village speed issues raised

We asked our readers on our Facebook page last week if they thought it was a good idea to implement a 20mph zone in villages in the Carrick area.

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At 90 per cent, Scotrails passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

Rail passengers give Scotrail the thumbs up

At 90 per cent, Scotrail’s passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

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From left: John Fairweather, regional resilience advisor, Karen Macaulay, national emergency preparedness communications and liaison manager (both Scottish Ambulance Service), Mark Ilderton, head of ScotRail Alliance Integrated Control.

Early interventions help unwell customers and cut delays

Delays to trains where a customer has taken ill and needs urgent medical treatment have been cut by 37 per cent due to a new partnership between the ScotRail Alliance and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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20mph plan for villages

20mph plan for villages

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

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The resurfacing improvements will address defects in the road and create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

Series of roadworks for A77 at Lendalfoot

Roadworks will be in place on a series of resurfacing projects on the A77 in the Lendalfoot area from 10th until 27th of July.

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The yacht was dangerously close to the breakwater.

First shout of 2017 for Girvan lifeboat crew

Girvan volunteer lifeboat crew’s pagers were activated at around 4.30pm on Monday (July 3) after reports of a yacht that was dangerously close to the north side of the breakwater.

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Scottish transport minister Humza Yousaf.

Transport minister to hear A77 concerns

At the second meeting of the A77 Roundtable group, convened by Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley MSP Jeane Freeman, an important next step towards winning support for the longer term upgrade of this major trunk road was taken with the news Scottish Minister for Transport, Mr Humza Yousaf, is to visit the constituency to hear for himself what the needs of local communities and local, national and international businesses are.

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The money comes from the Strategic Timber Fund.

A714 resurfacing thanks to timber cash

Nearly a quarter of a million pounds is to be spent resurfacing two roads in South Ayrshire.

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Jeane Freeman MSP

Carrick MSP to meet Stagecoach

Carrick’s MSP is urging users of local bus services to get in touch about cuts and timetable changes proposed by operator Stagecoach.

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Trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh have been disrupted by cattle wandering on to part of the rail line. Picture: John Devlin

New rail partnership launched in south west

A new Community Rail Partnership has been launched to encourage sustainable travel, rural tourism and local economies through greater use of the rail network across Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway.

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Figures show increase in road deaths

Figures show increase in road deaths

There were more deaths on the roads in South Ayrshire in 2016 than the previous year as statistics for Scotland as a whole also showed an increase.

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Stagecoach has been seeking feedback from passengers on the proposed timetable changes

Council voice concern at bus route cuts

South Ayrshire Council has expressed concern at a bus company’s plans to reduce services in the area.

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There is new funding to support timber extraction.

Cash for Ayrshire Roads Alliance projects

Fifty timber transport projects that benefit communities and the environment across Scotland are set to share £7.05 million of funding, Rural Affairs Secretary Fergus Ewing announced.

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Ayrshire train services cancelled or delayed

Ayrshire train services cancelled or delayed

Train services between Ayrshire and Glasgow have been cancelled or delayed after overhead lines were damaged near Cardonald.

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Part of Upperkirkgate is to be shut from 6am on June 7 until 12am onJune 23

Five sets of roadworks on A77

There are no less than five sets of temporary traffic lights on the A77 between Ayr and Ballantrae this week.

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Stagecoach has been seeking feedback from passengers on the proposed timetable changes

Stagecoach to axe Culzean stop

Due to low passenger demand between Maybole and Kirkoswald it is proposed that Culzean will no longer be served on the Stagecoach bus routes.

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