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Planting trees with the modern apprentices

The Wee Glen, Dunlop benefits from improvements

The Wee Glen Community Woodland in Dunlop was the location for a tree planting ceremony to mark extensive improvements carried out by East Ayrshire Woodlands.

Ayrshire Growth Deal Salus poster

Getting back to work – the Growth Deal project helping hundreds rediscover work

A pan-Ayrshire project that is helping people back into employment has set itself an ambitious target for the coming months.

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’.

Ayrshire tourism conference

Ayrshire tourism forging ahead

Businesses aiming to capitalise on partnership commitment

The tourism industry in Ayrshire is putting a plan in place to help secure the future of one of the region’s most important economic drivers.

St Marnock Square mural

New Kilmarnock Strategic Group will boost town centre development

Like every other town in Scotland, Kilmarnock is constantly evolving,  and with the Covid-19 pandemic,  Brexit, the energy crisis and the  effects of an economic downturn all having an effect on work patterns and shopping habits,  demand for, and use of, buildings and public spaces has changed dramatically in the last few years.

Wendy Pring and son James from The Way Forward 2045

Openreach hits ultrafast broadband landmark in Ayrshire

More than 100,000 homes and businesses in Ayrshire can now access Openreach's full fibre network
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East Ayrshire Council

Community renewal in action - four successful projects report back

Cabinet this week heard how four East Ayrshire projects made the most of funding designed to help communities recover n the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

East Ayrshire Council

Take a Bow and New Cumnock Re-use Hub projects get next stage backing

New Farm Loch's  Take a Bow Opportunity Centre in Kilmarnock and New Cumnock’s Re-Use Hub developments took forward steps this week with cabinet approval for continued support for their Stage 2 Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) applications for 2023/24.

LtoR Cllr Maitland, Cllr McFadzean, Cllr Reid, Alister Jack, Cllr McKay, Cllr McMahon

Cultural Kilmarnock receives Levelling Up Funding of £20m

Local dreams and aspirations to pitch Kilmarnock as a national cultural destination are a step closer to becoming a reality today as the project secures £20million from the UK Government Levelling Up Fund.

St Marnock Square mural

Kilmarnock Strategic Vision 2022- 2027 approved by Council

The New Year will herald the realisation of a new era in Kilmarnock’s regeneration journey thanks to a new Kilmarnock Strategic Vision agreed by East Ayrshire Council this week.

East Ayrshire Gift Card

Supporting our local high streets - how East Ayrshire Gift Card and ShopAppy are making a difference

It’s now nearly three years since East Ayrshire Council’s Community Led Regeneration Team  (CLRT) gained Cabinet approval to launch the East Ayrshire Gift Card, a revolutionary new way  of supporting local businesses.

Scotland's Towns conference

'We all have a role to play in making Scotland’s towns better’, leaders say

Scotland’s Towns Conference 2022: We must put town centres at the heart of nation’s response to climate emergency, Covid recovery and cost of living