Supporting the White Ribbon
This year's White Ribbon campaign has just got underway with the help of Carrick Academy's senior boys rugby team.
The two week campaign aims to change male attitudes to domestic violence. The girls rugby team was also there on the day to support the campaign and raise awareness of the 16 days of action.
The players all got behind the initiative with the help of Willie Porter Campus Police Officer, Joanne Logan Police Liaison Officer, Chair of the Multi-Agency Partnership (MAP) Councillor Ann Galbraith, partnership members a local councillor and other supporters.
The Sixteen Days of Action coordinated through MAP uses a range of techniques to highlight the issue in South Ayrshire.
This year, the campaign is targeting large party nights with posters displayed in licensed venues across South Ayrshire; display information will also be present in bus and train stations as well as at Ayrshire College's Ayr Campus.
Councillor Ann Galbraith, Chair of the Multi-Agency Partnership (MAP) said: "We chose to launch the campaign at one of our schools to bring home the seriousness of domestic violence which can affect young people as well as adults.
Violence against women and children will always be unacceptable and we are determined to tackle the issue head on."
For further information on the White Ribbon Campaign and the 16 Days of Action, visit: www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/whiteribboncampaign