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Government focus on walking and cycling

South Ayrshire Paths Initiative has welcomed an injection of extra funding into Scotland’s walking and cycling infrastructure.

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Girvan Academy opening of new cycle track Pupils at the front Brandon Gunion (S1) Owen Lang (P6) Callum Cook (S1) Katie Roberts (P6).

New cycle track opens in Girvan

A new purpose built BMX cycling and multi-use track in Girvan has been officially opened at the town’s academy.

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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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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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Girvan's Town House

Shedders offered new home

Girvan’s Men’s Shed has been offered a piece of unused land at Girvan Football Club to grow food.

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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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Andrew Flynn representing Ayrshire Hospice cooks up a storm at the launch of Scotland's Hospices Together Big Summer Sizzle fundraising campaign with Tam Cowan, newspaper columnist and broadcaster.

Hospice’s Big Summer Sizzle

Ayrshire Hospice is taking part in Scotland’s Big Summer Sizzle - the Hospices Together fundraising campaign.

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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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South Ayrshire Police have issued a message to motorcyclists to take care on the region's roads.

Police engage with bikers to reinforce drive safety messge

Police Scotland is urging bikers, particularly those who have had their bikes in storage over the winter, to ride safely following the deaths of two motorcyclists last weekend.

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Callum DeBoys presented Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow with much needed fans for the Intensive Care Unit after fundraising as a thank you for the care he received there last year.

Callum’s thanks to medical team

A young motorcyclist who was involved in a serious accident outside Kirkmichael less than a year ago has shown his gratitude for the medical treatment he received.

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A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
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Registrations for Ayr Golf Week end on May 21.

This year’s Ayr Golf Week features five new competitions

Golfers have only days left to register to take part in a new look competition during Ayr Golf Week.

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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 new partnership was forged after staff at South Ayrshire chose Ayrshire Hospice as their charity of choice.

Council staff support hospice

A new campaign to promote and support Ayrshire Hospice has been unveiled by South Ayrshire Council.

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The charity Combat Stress has launched a new Peer Support Service for former service personnel.

Support service for region’s veterans

Former servicemen and women in Lanarkshire who are struggling to cope with life outside of the military are being urged to sign up to a new peer support service.

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The Red Arrows

Red Arrows confirmed

The Red Arrows will appear twice at the Ayrshire based Scottish International Airshow, it was confirmed this week.

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The Girvan lifeboat crew has put their new Shannon class boat through its paces.

The RNLB Elizabeth and Gertrude Allan

The sun shone on Girvan harbour on Saturday afternoon as the crowds gathered to see the new lifeboat officially named RNLB Elizabeth and Gertrude Allan on what would have been Gertrude’s 91st birthday.

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The Stroke Association provides support and information to stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke survivors falling through the gaps in care

Stroke survivors’ chances of making the best recovery is being put at significant risk due to insufficient data on the availability of rehabilitation therapy after stroke.

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The EIS says teachers' salaries have gone down 20 per cent in real terms in the last decade.

Teachers urged to send clear message to John Swinney calling for a ‘fair pay increase’

Scotland’s biggest teaching union is further pushing its calls for a 10 per cent pay rise for all teachers.

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