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News Archive - August 2014

The referendum takes place on 18 September.

Issued on behalf of the Counting Officer for the South Ayrshire Council area 

Friday, 22 August 2014


Provost with the golden couple

South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie popped in to visit Prestwick couple Thomas and Susan Agnew and presented them with a special golden floral display as they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Thursday, 21 August 2014


Councillor Bill Grant and Councillor Allan Dorans tee off works on the new Belleisle clubhouse.

Golfers at Ayr's Belleisle Park golf courses will soon be teeing up in style thanks to a fantastic new £1.5 million clubhouse funded by South Ayrshire Council. 

Thursday, 21 August 2014


Help give children the best start in life

North, South and East Ayrshire Councils are supporting the Children's Hearing System (CHS) in their search for new Children's Panel members.

Monday, 18 August 2014


Launching the new programme in Troon

The retail trade in South Ayrshire's town centres is set to benefit from a new package of support thanks to South Ayrshire Council's flagship £1.5 million AMBITION programme. 

Friday, 15 August 2014


The Hunterston Ayrshire Smilers!

The team of tour guides show visitors around EDF Energy's Hunterston B power station and explain the fascinating workings of the station. Welcoming people from the local area and much further afield on a daily basis to the visitor centre, which has a 5-Star rating by VisitScotland, the guides decided to rise to the challenge of enhancing their already excellent customer services skills.   

Friday, 15 August 2014


Council commitment to children and young people validated by inspectors

South Ayrshire Council's commitment to improving outcomes for children and young people has been given the thumbs-up by Education Scotland – the national body in Scotland responsible for supporting quality and improvement in learning and teaching. 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014


Provost Moonie is pictured with prizewinners at this year’s Troon Junior Open.

Junior golfers Murray McCrone and Emma Hale have won this year's Tom Lehman trophies after beating tough opposition at the 2014 Troon Junior Open, contested over the town's Darley, Fullarton and Lochgreen courses, on Tuesday 5 August.

Friday, 08 August 2014


Paws for thought! Provost Helen Moonie visited PDSA’s hospital in Glasgow, to learn first-hand how sick and injured pets are treated.

"It's the cat's whiskers – for poorly pups to coughing canines!" That's what South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie thinks of PDSA - one of eight charities adopted by South Ayrshire Council.

Friday, 08 August 2014


Provost Moonie presents the children from Chernobyl with a box of gifts.

Provost Helen Moonie has welcomed 10 young girls from Chernobyl to South Ayrshire Council headquarters during their visit to the area, organised by the Ayrshire Link of the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline.

Friday, 08 August 2014


You could be a Tourism Champion!

Are you a dab hand with directions? Perfect with people? Or maybe you have an awesome local knowledge and love sharing it with others?

Thursday, 07 August 2014


South Ayrshire's fifth-year pupils are celebrating some very impressive exam results!

Fifth-year pupils across South Ayrshire are celebrating today (Tuesday 5 August 2014) as their record of improving exam results continues for yet another year.

Tuesday, 05 August 2014


Council tees up ambitions plans for golf development

South Ayrshire Council has agreed ambitious plans to further develop golf in the local area in an endeavour to boost the sport more widely – and drive forward improvements to build on the existing customer base from within and outside South Ayrshire.

Tuesday, 05 August 2014


The ESOL learners received their awards at a celebration event held in the John Pollock Centre, Ayr.

A group of talented learners has been awarded certificates for completing a course on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at the John Pollock Centre in Ayr.

Friday, 01 August 2014


Councillor Bill Grant, on trombone, helped launch the season ticket sale for the 28th Ayr Concert series.

This autumn sees the 28th annual Ayr Concert Series, arranged by volunteers from Ayr Arts Guild for South Ayrshire Council and it promises to be one of the best yet!

Friday, 01 August 2014


Councillor John McDowall, Portfolio Holder for Trading Standards signs the Real Deal Charter with Lesley Maby from Spook Erection.

South and North Ayrshire Councils have teamed up with the operators of Ayr's Sunday Market and Saltcoats Market to make sure the public get the 'Real Deal' when it comes to bagging a bargain.

Friday, 01 August 2014


The New Zealand officials visited the site for two new all weather pitches at Marr College.

A delegation of top New Zealand sports officials, in Scotland with their national Commonwealth Games team, has visited Marr College in Troon to learn more about the Council's plans to build two new all-weather playing pitches

Friday, 01 August 2014