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New recruits to the hospitality industry

A group of 14 young unemployed people from Ayrshire have graduated from Diageo’s ‘Learning for Life’ training programme and are now ready to embark on careers in the hospitality industry.

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Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing

Most important day’s work in farming year

Farmers, crofters and land managers are being urged to submit their Single Application Form (SAF) online this year.

Business
Help for RBS customers

Help for RBS customers

RBS are being asked to ensure that customers affected by the closure of their local bank understand the alternative options available to them.

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Brian Whittle MSP and Bill Grant MP with members of the A77 Action Group who attended the Ayrshire Transport Summit.

Upgrading the local transport network

Improving Ayrshire’s transport infrastructure was the topic of conversation at a recent summit meeting of three Ayrshire councils.

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Countdown on to use Scottish paper notes

There’s now less than a month to use your paper £5 and £10 notes.

Business
The new NFUS top team for Ayrshire region, John Kerr (vice chair), Colin Mair (chair), John Sharp (vice chair).

Dalrymple farmer leads Ayrshire NFUS

Dalyrymple farmer Colin Mair is the new chairman of NFUS (National Farmers’ Union Scotland) Ayrshire region.

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Brian Whittle MSP.

Ayrshire Growth Deal on the table

Delivery of a growth deal for Ayrshire was at the centre of discussions when Ayrshire MSPs and councillors met Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, MP.

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NEC see significant technological advantages.

Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

Business
We Hae Meat's Carlyn and Alex Paton.

Butcher beefs up ALDI deal

Girvan-based butchery business We Hae Meat, has just increased its £2 million supply contract with ALDI by £600,000, by adding ‘skinny’ lorne sausage to its meat range.

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Brian Whittle MSP with A77 Action Group Members and Finlay Carson MSP in the Scottish Parliament.

A77 action group takes their case to Scottish Parliament

The A77 Action Group and South Scotland MSP Brian Whittle took their message - that it’s time to get serious about upgrading the road network in south west Scotland - to the Scottish Parliament last week.

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The Loch Ryan Port in Cairnryan.

Port concern at road closures

Ferry operator Stena Line say ongoing roadworks and disruption on the A77 and A75 trunk roads is now ‘debilitating’ to its port operations.

Transport
The worrying of sheep and other livestock by domestic dogs not only has an obvious financial and emotional impact on farmers when their animals are killed or injured, but also has an effect on the animals themselves, their productivity and welfare.

Rise in sheep attacks by dogs unacceptable

A month-long campaign has been launched by Police Scotland to raise awareness among dog owners about the devastating effects of livestock worrying.

Business
Jeane Freeman MSP

£5.2m for South Ayrshire businesses

The Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus scheme has helped support 2,385 businesses in South Ayrshire this year according to new figures recently published.

Business
Livestock keepers are urged to remain vigilant to the threat of disease spread.

Calls for vigilance after Bluetongue detected

There have been calls for renewed vigilance and responsible sourcing after a number of cattle in a consignment from a French assembly centre tested positive for Bluetongue virus BTV-8.

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Brexit roadshow is underway

Brexit roadshow is underway

With so much uncertainty surrounding the farming industry heading into Brexit, NFU Scotland believe it is important to be proactive and look at how this change can be a positive, rather than a negative.

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13/08/07, TSPL, SCOTSMAN, WILD LIFE, CAPREOLUS CAPREOLUS, DEER, ROE DEER BENEATH A ROWAN TREE NEAR NEWBURGH FIFE.PICTURE  IAN RUTHERFORD.

Deer strikes go up during the rutting season

Drivers across Ayrshire are being advised to look out for deer on trunk roads and motorways, particularly as the evenings draw in.

Environment
Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

An online campaign rallying against the Union Flag replacing the saltire on Scottish produce has been launched.

Business
The Co-Op in Girvan's Dalrymple Street.

Co-op to close doors after 80 years

After 80 years the Co-op store in Girvan is to close, re-opening as a branch of McColls.

Business
Organisations fired up by Muirburn Code

Organisations fired up by Muirburn Code

The launch of Scotland’s new Muirburn Code by Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham recently poses opportunities and challenges for the land management sector.

Business
Stena have slammed investment in Galloway's trunk roads.

Stena slam lack of road investment

Bosses at Stena Line have slammed the lack of investment in the roads to and from Cairnryan.

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