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Six recycling bins per house

Changes to kerbside refuse collections by South Ayrshire Council will se households having to sort out waste into seven different bins.

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South Ayrshire Council are considering signing up to the Final Straw campaign and stop buying single use plastic straws.

Final straw campaign

A campaign to stop using single use plastic items has been adopted by South Ayrshire Council - and plastic straws are the first to go.

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WWF Earth Hour in South Ayrshire

WWF Earth Hour in South Ayrshire

Thousands of people across South Ayrshire will be helping to celebrate the annual World Wide Fund for Nature Earth Hour campaign this week.

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The first meeting of Dalmellington's Reclaiming Our Coalfields Communities initiative was well attended.

Dalmellington action plan is underway

Planning the future of Dalmellington is close to the hearts of local people who turned out in force to show their support for the town.

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Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

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View of the Stinchar Valley.

Project ‘hidden gems’ underway

One of the first awards made in Scotland through the National Lottery’s Great Place scheme is going to the Southern Uplands Partnership.

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Glen App wind farm.

Ballantrae Community Fund open for business

A new Ballantrae Community Fund is now open to applications from community groups or projects delivering services in the area.

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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.

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L-R Scott Fraser, Scottish Water's Scottish Water's corporate affairs regional manager; Bruce Ritchie, head of business operations and visitor experience at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo; Abi Walker waste water treatment modern apprentice.

Launch of new 3P’s campaign

Scottish Water has teamed up with Edinburgh’s famous penguins to raise public awareness of its new 3P’s campaign and prevent toilet and sewer blockages.

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Gardeners should look out for an impressive autumnal emergence of species such as Comma, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood in the coming weeks.

Can autumn offer a butterfly boost?

Gardeners are being asked to look out for butterflies this autumn after species struggled during the cold and wet summer holiday season.

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Haugh Park in Fife was among the 2017 Scottish award winners. Pic: Katrina Johnstone.

Vote for your favourite Scottish park

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, is encouraging members of the public to vote for their favourite Scottish Green Flag Award park as part of a UK-wide competition.

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Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham is encouraging people to recycle more. Pic: Michael Gillen.

Businesses urged to be ‘Waste Warriors’

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on local authorities, businesses and organisations to sign up and join its Recycle Week army of ambassadors in a bid to get people to recycle more.

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Kevin Stewart joins Rachael Gifford, Leon Kinsman, Ben Ramsey and Kyle Mcinnes from Newtongrange Silver Band

Funding boost for Scottish mining towns

An organisation which supports former mining towns and villages has been awarded £800,000.

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