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Local news for South Ayrshire, Scotland continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Thursday Apr 17 | Carrick Today

Girvan boating lake to re-open for Easter Weekend

The extremely popular Girvan boating lake situated down at the seafront is set to re-open this Easter Weekend as is the putting green.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Carrick Today

Carrick's links to King Robert the Bruce are shown off

A carved oak chair that was once thought to belong to King Robert the Bruce is currently on display in Girvan's McKechnie Institute.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Carrick Today

The latest on the plans for Girvan's new leisure facility

Welcome to my first column for the Carrick Gazette, which allows me to provide a regular update on progress and developments with Girvan and South Carrick's new leisure and community facility.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Carrick Today

Cats' Corner

South Ayrshire Cats Protection are seeking a forever home for Suzi, without any other pets or children.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Carrick Today

Ballantrae's popular farmers markets to return

Craigiemains Garden Centre and the Ballantrae Development Group are once again joining forces to run a series of Farmers' Markets during 2014 in the grounds of Craigiemains Garden Centre, Main Street, Ballantrae.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Carrick Today

Girvan primary school kids set to enjoy free breakfast

That's because South Ayrshire have announced the school at Wesley Road in the town is to be one of four schools in South Ayrshire to participate in the extension of their pilot scheme.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News,

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Sunday Herald

EIS targets councils on new exams

COUNCILS accused of adopting a blanket approach to the introduction of new Higher qualifications against the advice of the Scottish Government have been named by the country's largest teaching union.

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Related Topix: Strathclyde County, Scotland, United Kingdom, Lothian County, Scotland

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Sunday Herald

Trust may buy Aisla Craig with US help

THE National Trust of Scotland could launch a 1.5 million bid to buy Ailsa Craig thanks to the support of wealthy American donors.

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Related Topix: Canada, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Carrick Today

Boost in funding to tackle rural youth unemployment

The problem of rural youth unemployment in Scotland including South Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway is set for a funding boost.

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Related Topix: Strathclyde County, Scotland, United Kingdom, Dumfries and Galloway County, Scotland, Life, Charity

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Newsday

Young graffiti artists get gallery space

For artists, they are strangely shy about their work. But that is because as graffiti artists, Stephen Cuthbert, Cameron Fisher and Alexander McCallum may not always have been working with the approval of the owners of whatever wall or property they were working on.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Newsday

Councils merge roads departments

They hope the new agency, officially launched on Tuesday by Transport Minister Keith Brown, could save millions of pounds in the years ahead.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland,

Carrick Today

Cats' Corner

South Ayrshire Cats Protection are looking for a home Patriot, an extremely friendly pale red boy with his equally friendly black sister, Hero.

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Related Topix: Cats, Pets, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Sunday Herald

That's the spirit

"A friend was in a pub in Glasgow's Barmulloch when he was 15. Under the suspicious stare of the barman, his mate coolly asked for a pint of heavy.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland,

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Carrick Today

Bin your butts, say council

Councillor John McDowall, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability is pictured with local Councillors Bill Grant and Allan Dorans on Ayr s High Street "Bin your butts, or cough up 80" - that's the hard hitting message from South Ayrshire Council as new legislation from 1 April 2014 sees littering penalties rise from their current 50. The ... (more)

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Carrick Today

Carrick ommunity councils to produce six-year strategy

The Carrick Community Councils Forum is currently in the process of hiring a consultant as they look to drive forward their strategy for the area.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Carrick Today

New careers beckon for Girvan's wind turbine technicians

The first students on Ayrshire College's pioneering Wind Turbine Technician course are reaching the end of their studies and looking forward to an exciting future in the industry.

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Related Topix: Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom, Dumfries and Galloway County, Scotland

Carrick Today

Council's A 5m plan for more "affordable" Girvan pool

South Ayrshire Council have announced plans for a 5m new Girvan and South Carrick leisure facility set to be built to open in 2016.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

The Daily Record

Outrage as pupil, 9, breaks teacher's ribs.. but is allowed to stay in school

Grieving widow demands answers after hospital taxi dumped her blind husband on doorstep in his pyjamas just hours before he died GRAEME Aitken's widow Wendy is demanding to know why her gravely ill husband was released from the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy at 4am and sent home in a taxi.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Daily Mail

Nine-year-old schoolboy leaves a female teacher with broken ribs and...

Swollen knees, oozing scars and stretch marks: One woman reveals the private shame and public humiliation she suffered after having liposuction at 18 Nine-year-old schoolboy leaves a female teacher with broken ribs and a black eye after he batters her during DETENTION A nine-year-old pupil who battered a female teacher during a detention has been ... (more)

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Carrick Today

Controversy over A714 roadworks

The A714 at Pinwherry received some much needed resurfacing this week but there is controversy over how the work came to be completed.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

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