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Demolition Darvel!  Council gives go ahead to demolition of former Co-Op building

Darvel is set for a new era in trading and socialising as bulldozers moved in this week.

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North West Kilmarnock is latest to go with Placemaking process

Since Placemaking became a significant feature of the East Ayrshire Local Development Plan in 2017, communities in East Ayrshire have been supported to develop their own Place Plans. Placemaking builds on the Community Led Action Plans and other community led initiatives

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Time for a check up – on Cumnock and Dalmellington Town Centres

Cumnock Town Centre has undergone many positive changes in the last few years, with the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) Funding, Town Centre Regeneration Fund and East Ayrshire Council funding to improve the built environment and restore many of its historic buildings using sympathetic materials and methods and make them fit for modern use.

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Time for a check up – on Kilmarnock Town Centre

Kilmarnock Town Centre has undergone many positive changes in the last few years, with the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) Funding, Town Centre Regeneration Fund and East Ayrshire Council funding to improve the built environment and restore many of its historic buildings using sympathetic materials and methods and make them fit for modern use.

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Shankly’s spirit lives on in Glenbuck - with images

The village of Glenbuck was once more alive with the Spirit of Shankly today, when members of his family and the Liverpool football community gathered at the restored heritage site of the former village, on what would have been Bill Shankly’s 106th birthday.

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Barlosh Moss breaks Scottish record

With much speculation about climate change and carbon emissions, environmentalists in East Ayrshire are excited about a new and important discovery  in the heart of the countryside near the former mining community of Ochiltree.

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Hans Hamilton Tomb – a newly restored gem

Nestling in a quiet churchyard in a small rural village in East Ayrshire lies an unexpected gem, little known locally, but renowned and revered by followers throughout the world.

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Scaling new heights, as climbing centre secures final funding

Sociable climbers in Kilmarnock will soon be able to hit a new high, with confirmation that the new West of Scotland Climbing Centre, a major regeneration project in the town’s Woodstock Street, has won a successful funding bid for over £1.5m from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.

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Letter to Editor - Cumnock Chronicle

Letter in response to front page article on open cast  restoration 28 November 18