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Conference gives voice to care experienced community

An East Ayrshire conference brought together corporate parent organisations to hear the views of care experienced children and young people on our current services.

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Council marks three years of being a Living Wage employer

East Ayrshire Council is celebrating its third year of being an accredited Living Wage Employer, meaning that every member of staff working for the Council will earn a real Living Wage.

Elsie Cook and Depute Provost

Council recognises Elsie’s contribution to women’s football

Depute Provost Claire Leitch welcomed Elsie Cook to the meeting of Council this week to recognise the enormous contribution that she has made over the last several decades to women’s football.

Kayla, Jaxon, Logan, Brooke and Ben

New Safer Schools Scotland app has been launched

Kayla, Jaxon, Logan, Brooke and Ben from Onthank Primary and Kilmarnock Academy helped to launch a new school app this week for East Ayrshire parents, carers and staff.

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Maths Camp 2023 is biggest yet!

Grange Academy’s annual Maths Camp took place recently and it was the biggest yet, with 108 young people and 14 staff taking part in the revision weekend.

Mr & Mrs Anderson BSW 27.3.23

John and Elizabeth Anderson celebrate Blue Sapphire Wedding Anniversary

Depute Provost Claire Leitch and Councillor Billy Crawford visited Cumnock couple John and Elizabeth Anderson recently to congratulate them on 65 years of marriage.

Mr & Mrs Robertson DW 22.3.23

William and Elizabeth Robertson celebrate Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Provost Jim Todd visited Kilmarnock couple William and Elizabeth Robertson recently to congratulate them on 60 years of marriage.

Mrs & Mrs Faulds BSW 22.3.23

Robert and Jessie Faulds celebrate Blue Sapphire Wedding Anniversary

Provost Jim Todd and Councillor Sally Cogley visited Newmilns couple Robert and Jessie Faulds recently to congratulate them on 65 years of marriage.

Auchinleck tai chi

Roadshow spreads positivity and hope during Women’s Recovery Month

Three community events held throughout the month of March have been helping to challenge negativity and misinformation around people with problematic substance use.

Galston Primary

Dance Fest 2023 makes a welcome return

Dance Fest, Ayrshire’s biggest celebration of dance, made a welcome return to the Palace Theatre with three sell out shows recently.  

Front cover of Ayrshire Growth Deal annual report for 2021/22

Ayrshire Growth Deal delivering as second annual report released

The team behind the £251 million Ayrshire Growth Deal say the difficult economic climate won’t derail their transformational plans for the region. Their second annual report – which plots the progress over 12 months –  recognises the challenges of recent times but stresses ‘great progress has been made’.

Above Adventure

Above Adventure receives community defibrillator

Above Adventure recently received life-saving equipment donated by Prism Medical Scotland.