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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.

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.

Jim McClung and his daughter Margaret Dunlop

Positive view of mental health

Nurse Margaret Dunlop is evidence of the positive impact the national See Me campaign can make to individuals.

Maybole Golf Course

Maybole keeps its golf course and recycling centre

A whole range of South Ayrshire Council services that were highlighted for either service reductions or removal altogether are no longer at risk.

Young people from South Ayrshire have been tryhing out winter sports.

Pupils enjoy Fun Feb winter activities

Around 300 South Ayrshire youngsters took part in a Fun Feb event to try a host of winter activities as part of the 2018 Year of Young People.

Billl Grant MP for  Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock. helps launch the Maric Curie  Campaign: "Better end of life care for all' at Westminster.

The Great Daffodil Appeal

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Bill Grant joined Cold Feet actress Fay Ripley and Marie Curie nurses to launch this year’s Marie Curie Great Daffodil appeal.

South Ayrshire councillors Alec  Clark, Andy Campbell, Brian McGinley and and Brian Connolly at last week's budget meeting.

A budget by the people for the people

South Ayrshire has heralded its approved 2018-19 financial plans as a “budget “shaped by our people, for our people”.

Snow ploughs have been out in force across the region.

All schools closed on Thursday

As the snow continues to fall South Ayrshire Council has taken the decision to close all schools tomorrow, Thursday, March 1.

A new safety campaign is urging all road users to take greater care and consideration when travelling in built-up areas.

New campaign urges drivers to slow down in town

New research reveals over a third of drivers (34 per cent) rush through town if they’re running late for work, with more than half (58 per cent) admitting to taking risks when travelling in built-up areas, such as jumping amber lights (19 per cent) and travelling over the speed limit (19 per cent) in a bid to be ‘on time’.

New legislation on the minimum pricing of alcohol will be introduced on May 1 this year.

Campaign to raise awareness with retailers of alcohol minimum pricing

Owners of the 5300 convenience stores across Scotland will be the focus of a new awareness-raising campaign on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

The council is on hand to offer advice to those waiting for benefit payments.

A new benefit system arrives in the area

The Universal Credit system that combines a number of benefits into one is now being rolled out across South Ayrshire.

Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Police Scotland is warning the public to be alert after businesses and individuals across the country were scammed out of millions of pounds.

Sea kayaking at Dolphin House.

Outdoor centre stays open

Dolphin House outdoor education centre has been saved from the prospect of closure.

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.

Ashley Highfield

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

South Ayrshire Council county buildings

Proposals don’t show council’s intentions

South Ayrshire Council’s approach to possible budget cuts in the region has been criticised by South of Scotland Conservative MSP Brian Whittle.

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.

British Transport Police are supporting the campaign to tackle knife crime.

Transport police take campaign to tackle knife crime on to our railways

British Transport Police officers in Scotland are supporting a national week of action tackling knife crime.

Public to be consulted on the future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Public to be consulted on the future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is seeking the views of the public on proposed changes to the role of firefighters.

The SNP MSP Kenneth Gibson has been taking aim at Conservative 'lefties' in the Scottish Parliament.

MSP criticised for A77 campaign

A row between local MSPs saw South of Scotland MSP Conservative MSP Brian Whittle being described as ‘Brian the Bolshevik’.

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