Major A77 disruption expected as three weeks of roadworks get underway

Major A77 disruption expected as three weeks of roadworks get underway

Almost three weeks of road disruption is being anticipated on the A77 starting tonight. A major £1.4million roadworks project gets underway this evening on the vital Ayrshire route. Essential resurfacing will take place on the key route northbound as two maintenance schemes swing into action. The stretches between Bellfield Interchange and Grassyards Junction then Grassyards

Jewellery idea that could be used to detect spiked drinks designed by budding Ayrshire entrepreneur students

Jewellery idea that could be used to detect spiked drinks designed by budding Ayrshire entrepreneur students

Budding entrepreneurs have coined in cash for their schools with ingenious inventions in an Ayrshire wide business contest. Schools across the three Ayrshire councils took part in the Sir Tom Hunter Challenge Final, with pupils presenting their business plans in the Dragons’ Den style contest to a panel of judges. Teams representing Ayr Academy, Belmont

Top restaurant to host puppy party complete with Pawsecco and ice cream

Top restaurant to host puppy party complete with Pawsecco and ice cream

A popular Ayrshire restaurant will host a puppy party next month. Furry friends will be welcome at The Duke in Kilmarnock for the special event for dogs and their owners. Pets will be spoilt rotten with dog treats, pawsecco, doggy beer, ice cream and toys. And the special moment will be captured forever with a

Pete Waterman has locomotive named in his honour after opening Kilmarnock rail plant

Pete Waterman has locomotive named in his honour after opening Kilmarnock rail plant

He did ‘The Locomotion’ with Kylie – now music mogul and railway enthusiast Pete Waterman has a locomotive named after him thanks to a Kilmarnock firm. Veteran record producer Pete, 75, visited the town on Monday where he was a VIP guest at the long-awaited official opening of Brodie Engineering’s Caledonia Works rail plant. And

Scots female boxer wins record-breaking third British title

Scots female boxer wins record-breaking third British title

Irvine Vineburgh boxer Brooke Neely shrugged off a freak sparring injury to be crowned British champion for a record-breaking third time. The 17-year-old became the first female fighter to achieve the feat after triumphing at the GB Three Nations Championships in Barnsley at the weekend. She beat England’s Maddie Gittins by unanimous decision in the

Ayr Racecourse is criticised for Scottish Grand National bar operations and drink incidents

Ayr Racecourse is criticised for Scottish Grand National bar operations and drink incidents

Ayr Racecourse has been blasted for the behaviour of bar staff brought in for the Scottish Grand National and racegoers who damaged neighbouring property and urinated in private gardens. The Scottish Grand National was held at the course earlier than normal, on Saturday, April 2, and attracted a crowd of around 13,500. South Ayrshire licensing

‘Loss to the town’: End of an era as iconic Kilmarnock pub set for closure

'Loss to the town': End of an era as iconic Kilmarnock pub set for closure

It’s the end of an era this week as owners of an iconic Kilmarnock boozer will pull their last pint. The Brass and Granite on Grange Street will pull the shutters down in its current guise for the final time tomorrow as punters face the prospect of drinking elsewhere after almost two decades under the

West of Scotland League Cup win the ‘icing on the cake’ for Hurlford United boss Darren Henderson

Martin McDonald pulls off the winning shootout save to deny Ricky Hanvey

Darren Henderson said winning Saturday’s West of Scotland League Cup final was the ‘icing on the cake’ for Hurlford United. The Ford held their nerve in a penalty shootout to see off Kilwinning Rangers after a 1-1 draw at Townhead Park. Goalkeeper Martin McDonald was the hero, saving two spot kicks as the East Ayrshire

Auchinleck Talbot 2 Yoker Athletic 0 as Junior Cup heads back to Beechwood for 14th time

Auchinleck Talbot 2 Yoker Athletic 0 as Junior Cup heads back to Beechwood for 14th time

Tommy Sloan savoured a successful season after a second-half salvo clinched Auchinleck Talbot their 14th Junior Cup triumph. Goals from man-of-the-match Craig McCracken and substitute Jamie Glasgow ensured it was party time once again at Beechwood on Saturday night. However, they had to see off a spirited Yoker outfit who did themselves proud on the

Ayrshire care home supervisor struck off after swindling cash from boys football club

The Scottish Social Services Council said Louise Williams actions were 'fundamentally incompatible with the values of the profession'

An Ayrshire care home supervisor has been struck off after swindling cash from a boys football club. Louise Williams, who previously worked at Fullarton Care Home in Irvine, embezzled £549.71 while she was treasurer of an Under 14s team. She was convicted of the offence at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on January 18 this year, prompting

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