Thursday Apr 17
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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Wed Apr 16, 2014
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.
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.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
South Ayrshire Cats Protection are seeking a forever home for Suzi, without any other pets or children.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
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.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
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.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
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.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
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.
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.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
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.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
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.
South Ayrshire Cats Protection are looking for a home Patriot, an extremely friendly pale red boy with his equally friendly black sister, Hero.
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.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
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)
Sat Mar 29, 2014
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.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
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.
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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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.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
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)
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.