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MSP calls for more local advice on 
station updates

MSP calls for more local advice on station updates

Emma Harper MSP has this week written to Scotrail and the chief executive of Dumfries & Galloway Council asking for there to be more engagement with the public as work continues at Ayr Station to restore the Stranraer-Ayr line following the closure of platforms three and four on August 28.

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New funding will provide better roads

New funding will provide better roads

More than £7 million of Scottish Government funding is set to increase the levels of community, social and environmental benefit gained from projects that minimise the impact of timber lorries on Scotland’s rural road network.

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Radbury Double Glazing, Director Lesley Leggat with Councillor Brian McGinley and Peter Henderson at the premises in West Sanquhar Road, Ayr.

Glazing business celebrates

An independent retailer from Ayr has landed a significant contract with South Ayrshire Council, wining out over national competition.

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Transport woes beckon for A77

An MSP has urged Transport Scotland to consider alternative options for planned improvement works that would see the closure of the A77 for two separate weekends in October.

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Alistair Dow, 24, (pictured) is working as a trainee site engineer at the 54-turbine Clyde wind farm extension, part of an 80-strong workforce at the site located between Biggar, Abington and Moffat.''submitted pics, April 2016

Kirkconnel power plan

A windfarm granted planning consent in 2016 by the council has recently announced that they intend to almost double their energy making capacity.

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VisitScotland regional director, Gordon Smith, presenting the Five Star plaque to Bob Hill, sites director at The Camping and Caravanning Club and staff from the camping and caravan park.

Five star holiday park

Culzean Castle Camping and Caravanning Club Site on the South Ayrshire coast has become Ayrshire’s first ever Five Star touring park following a grading by VisitScotland.

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Space flights could start from'Prestwick Airport in 2019, its'spaceport development director has predicted.

Prestwick spaceport project

South Ayrshire Council and partners at Glasgow Prestwick Airport have welcomed UK Space Agency (UKSA) support for plans to develop the airport into one of the UK’s three horizontal space launch sites.

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David Whitelaw, Lindores Abbey Distillery; Alison Milne, co-chair of the National Council of Rural Advisers (NCRA); Michelle Morton, Michelle Morton Art, Ceramic and Design and Cordon Farm Flowers; and Piotr Gudan, Outdoor Explore.

Join the conversation on the rural economy

One of the biggest consultations in recent years on the future of the rural economy in Scotland opened last week and everyone in South Ayrshire who has an interest in rural matters is urged to get involved.

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Councillor Douglas Campbell discussing the Growth Deal with Ayrshire Leaders, chief executives and Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell  earlier this year

A missed opportunity for Ayrshire economy

South Ayrshire Council leader, Councillor Douglas Campbell is “deeply disappointed” at the decision not to locate a new Medicines Manufacturing Innovations Centre (MMIC) in Ayrshire.

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