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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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Francesca Osowska, CEO of Scottish Natural Heritage, has set herself an arduous task: cycling over 1300 miles through Scotland, divided into seven 5-day-long legs

Cycle for Nature visits local spots

Scottish Natural Heritage’s chief executive officer is cycling through South Ayrshire this week on the third leg of her 1300 mile cycle through Scotland.

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Scotland’s sheep farmers seminar at Ballantrae farm

Scotland’s sheep farmers seminar at Ballantrae farm

Sheep industry experts will gather at the Ballantrae sheep and beef farm Kings Arms, courtesy of Robert and Caroline Dalrymple.

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Borderlands partners’ first conference

Borderlands partners’ first conference

Senior politicians from both the UK and Scottish governments will be at the first Borderlands conference being held in Dumfries on June 18.

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Trump Turnberry

The luxury Trump Turnbery is Scotland’s Hotel of the Year

Trump Turnberry has been named as Scottish Hotel of the Year amid acclamations from the judges that endorsed the US president’s boasts about his South Ayrshire golf resort.

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One of the properties up for sale in the bouyant Ayrshire property market.

Ayrshire property market is bouyant

The Ayrshire property market remains very active and property consultancy Galbraith say there has been a threefold increase in new properties up for sale.

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Bill Grant MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock.

MP supports the local press

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock Conservative MP Bill Grant has welcomed the defeat of proposed amendments to the Data Protection Bill.

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The weekly community market in Girvan Town Hall is to become a regular Friday feature thanks to the efforts of Pearl McGibbon.

Girvan Community Market is here to stay

Girvan Community Market, held in the Town Hall on a Friday, is to become a permanent feature after being awarded a £5000 Start It award.

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South Ayrshire councillors at the re-launch of the Amibition programme which aims to improve the region's economy.

Ambition to improve the local economy

An ‘Ambition’ programme to encourage economic growth and help start-up companies in South Ayrshire to succeed was re-launched last week.

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Almost �10 million will be invested in the roads network over the next year

£13m of spending on roads

A record level of £13m is being invested in South Ayrshire’s roads, footpaths and street lights over the next year.

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Ayrshire students celebrate completing the six-week Diageo's  'Learning for Life' training programme.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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