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Ayrshire ale makes festival line-up

An Ayrshire artisan brewery had been hand-picked to feature in a national retailer’s annual Scottish Beer Festival.

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NFU Scotland is warning of the current fire risk due to recent warm, dry weather.

Warning of countryside fire risk

The current weather has created tinder dry conditions which are putting the countryside at high risk of devastating fires, NFU Mutual has warned.

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The area's health heroes will be revealed at a ceremony tonight.

Health board award winners to be revealed this week

The competition to name Ayrshire’s health heroes is hotting, up with the Ayshire Achieves awards being held tonight (Thursday).

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ScotRail needs to halt an alarming slump in punctuality

Points failure led to widespread disruption

All rail stations in Ayrshire were affected by points failures on the network which have led to widespread cancellations across Scotland.

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The deadline for applications is January 2019.

World War 1 events funding

Communities are being encouraged to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund for First World War projects in Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock before the centenary concludes at the end of 2018.

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South Ayrshire Protection Committee is asking the public to keen an eye open for children at risk over the summer.

Public urged to take active protective role

A local child protection agency is urging everyone across the region to watch out during the school holidays for children who could be at risk.

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Alice Wyllie and Katie McAllister, from National Museums Scotland, listen in to the soundtrack of Scotland at the opening of Rip It Up (Photo Neil Hanna).

Rip It Up and delve into the story of Scottish pop at National Museum of Scotland

The first major exhibition dedicated to Scottish pop music is running this summer at the National Museum of Scotland.

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Peter Wilson of Cruise Forth was one of last year's winners with his business being commended for putting the customer at the centre of every experience

Who deserves a tourism award for putting our area on the map?

Do you know anyone who goes that extra mile to help shape the future of the tourism industry in your local area?

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Picture gallery: 14,000 photographs secured for Scotland

People in Scotland are being asked to help curate an amazing new collection of photographs which has been purchased for the nation.

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The Kitchin - led by Tom Kitchin - is the best restaurant in Scotland - according to Square Meal (Photo: JP)

10 Scottish restaurants named in UK top 100

Ten Scottish restaurants have been featured in a prestigious top 100 list, which showcases the best culinary talent in the UK.
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Help where and when they need it...for families across the country. That is the vision for the future which was launched today by charity Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS), under the banner No Life Half Lived.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland launches its new vision

No Life Half Lived is the new strategy which has been launched today by Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS).

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Flying the flag...to help promote The Big Lunch in Scotland which will take place in communities across the country on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Invite your neighbours to The Big Lunch in Scotland

After a huge weekend for Royal watchers and football fans, and then the scorching sunshine of the Bank Holiday weekend, we might all be feeling a wee bit deflated now.

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Four Scottish pubs have scooped awards at the Pub and Bar awards (Photo: Shutterstock)

These four Scottish pubs have been named among the best in the UK

Four Scottish pubs have been recognised as the best in their region at the Pub and Bar Awards in London last night.

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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
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Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete is one of Mollie Hughes' favourite Scottish walks (Photo: Shutterstock)

7 of the best walks in Scotland - according to an Everest climber

Edinburgh mountaineer Mollie Hughes reveals her seven favourite climbs in Scotland.
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Mollie Hughes has summited Mount Everest twice

How Scotland's mountains prepared Mollie Hughes for Everest

Edinburgh mountaineer Mollie Hughes explains how living in Scotland prepared her for record-breaking climb of Mount Everest.
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Bus passengers are concerned at the loss off the 101 and 102 services.

Passengers protest against loss of routes

Dozens of bus passengers staged a protest in Biggar at the weekend against plans to axe a bus service linking Edinburgh to Dumfries.

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Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry is a great weekend getaway (Photo: Contributed)

10 three-night summer staycations in Scotland for less than £300

Whether you're planning a romantic trip for two, a family excursion or a group holiday with a difference - we’ve put together a list of fantastic places to stay here in Scotland.

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The Fisherfield Forest Munros contain two of Scotlands least climbed mountains (Photo: Shutterstock)

The 10 wildest and least climbed Munros in Scotland

Head into the wilderness and take on one of the most remote Munros.
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