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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


Educational visit helps develop tourism Skills

A group of trade representatives from a national holiday firm enjoyed a long weekend in Ayrshire and Arran recently, as part of a promotional event organised by the Ayrshire and Arran Tourism Team, in partnership with Visit Arran and Menzies Hotel, Irvine.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Provost Moonie presents the cheque for £2,000 to representatives from local charities.

Eight local charities have each benefited from a share of a fantastic £2,000 – raised by Council staff through donations and fundraising activities – and presented by South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie.

Monday, 17 November 2014


Art-tastic! Young artists and guests at the unveiling of the mural in Ayr Bus Station.


Stagecoach West Scotland has unveiled a superb mural at Ayr Bus Station to improve the environment of the area through the medium of art.

Monday, 17 November 2014


David Burns (left) and Mark Baker (right) are our new Heads of Service

South Ayrshire Council has now filled all posts within its revised corporate management team structure following the appointment of two new Heads of Service – one for Housing and Facilities and one for Policy and Performance.

Thursday, 13 November 2014


Volunteers, Ashley Brant and Amy Stewart - Tourism Champions.

Ayrshire's newest Tourism Champions have been hard at work in recent weeks, offering a warm and friendly welcome to visitors at Prestwick Airport.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


The Ayrshire Roads Alliance,formed by East and South Ayrshire Councils in April 2014, is ready for its first winter!

The winter service plans are in place, salt has been stock piled, the gritter drivers have carried out their dry runs and the Ayrshire Roads Alliance is officially ready for the onslaught of winter.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014