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Dark Sky Observatory to rise from the ashes

Hopes to reinstate a dark sky facility in Dalmellington were further raised recently as East Ayrshire councillors approved a funding request for a feasibility study to explore options to replace the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory which was ravaged by fire in June 2021.

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Council commits over £3 million to support those hit by cost of living crisis

East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet has approved over £3 million of spending to help support individuals, families and business through the Cost of Living Crisis.

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Greenhead Playing Field receives community defibrillator

Greenhead Playing Field, New Cumnock recently received life-saving equipment donated by Confida FM.

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David and Linda Withers celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary

Councillor Barry Douglas visited David and Linda Withers from Kilmarnock recently to pass on congratulations as they celebrated fifty years of marriage.

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Ochiltree Bowling Club receives community defibrillator

Ochiltree Bowling Club recently received life-saving equipment donated by B & G Contracts and Bowman Garden Machinery.

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Improvement works A71 North Ayrshire boundary to Moorfield roundabout, Kilmarnock and Moorfield roundabout to Bellfield Interchange

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, as part of its ongoing programme to improve the condition of the road network, will be carrying out essential road maintenance works, including grass cutting, on the A71 on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.

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Proclamation delivered in East Ayrshire

A local Proclamation ceremony took place on Sunday 11 September in East Ayrshire to formally announce the start of the new King’s reign following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


Message from Provost Jim Todd on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen

“The passing of Her Majesty The Queen brings great sadness for so many of us. Her Majesty’s dedication and longevity of service to the UK and the Commonwealth were unrivalled and she was greatly admired and respected by millions of people across the globe throughout her 70-year reign.

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Condolence books open to the public

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran, Sheriff Iona Sara McDonald OBE and Provost Jim Todd signed the condolence book in memory of Her Majesty The Queen at the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock this morning.