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Briefing sessions held for town survey results

 The findings from four independent town centre surveys undertaken in Girvan, Maybole, Prestwick and Troon have been presented to local businesses and community representatives in a series of information briefings – with results from a fifth survey, undertaken in Ayr – to be presented on Monday 1 December 2014.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


(l-r) Michael Alexander, Gordon Campbell, Anne Cameron, David Burns, Councillor Philip Saxton, and Heather Anderson.

Anne Cameron from Troon received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) Scotland at their annual awards ceremony held in St Andrews.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


Great report for Crosshill Primary and Nursery class

South Ayrshire Council's Crosshill Primary and Nursery Class have received a very positive report from HM Inspectors of Education which says that the school has 'transformed learning'. 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


Free school meals for all Primary 1, 2 and 3 pupils

All South Ayrshire school pupils in primaries 1, 2 and 3 will be entitled to receive free school meals from January 2015 – and South Ayrshire Council wants to know if your child will be taking up this offer. 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


No excuse for domestic abuse

"There's no excuse for domestic abuse and those who turn a blind eye to violence against women are as culpable as the abusers."

Monday, 24 November 2014


Representatives from the Council and South Carrick Community Leisure celebrate the funding award.

People in Girvan and South Carrick have 250,000 reasons to smile today (24 November) after the planned leisure and community facility at Girvan received a quarter of a million pounds from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.

Monday, 24 November 2014


Your chance to make a rural difference

Ayrshire LEADER is looking for enthusiastic people from rural communities across Ayrshire to join a new Local Action Group (LAG) and help make a real difference to people in Ayrshire. 

Friday, 21 November 2014


Provost Moonie (centre) with Andrew Kerr, Chairman of Ayrshire Ice Sports Ltd and President of the Ayrshire Province Royal Caledonian Curling Club (left) and Bruno Schellberger, To

South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie welcomed a touring team of Swiss curlers to Ayr ice rink when they took part in the established Scottish and Swiss curling teams challenge. Strong ties have been established between the Scottish and Swiss curlers as teams from their countries have alternating five year visits between their countries to challenge each other on the ice.  

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Ae Spark o' Nature's fire promises to be a scorcher!

With winter here and the long darks nights becoming colder, there's a bright spark of inspiration on the horizon, and it promises to be a scorcher!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


l-r David Cumming, Independent Chair, Chief Inspector Gillian MacDonald, Eileen Howat, Chief Executive, South Ayrshire Council and John Burns, Chief Executive NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

We must work together to protect children across Ayrshire and keep them safe from harm and abuse. This is a key message in South Ayrshire Child Protection Committee's Annual Report 2013 and Improvement Plan 2013-16. 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014