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Playday fun in Kay Park

The rain stayed away for this year’s Playday which once again saw Kilmarnock’s Kay Park transformed into a celebration of play and fun for over 6000 children and families from across East Ayrshire.

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New Robert Burns mural to adorn Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock Business Association, in partnership with East Ayrshire Leisure, East Ayrshire Council, and the Robert Burns World Federation, has selected acclaimed artist Michael Corr to design and install a new mural paying tribute to our national bard on a prominent gable end in Kilmarnock Town Centre.

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East Ayrshire celebrates Learning Disability Awareness Week

A mixture of sports, games and singing made up the many events that were held across East Ayrshire to mark Learning Disability Awareness Week, seven days which celebrate the inclusion of people with learning disabilities in our communities.

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Combating climate change in East Ayrshire - the next steps

East Ayrshire Council’s commitment to combating climate change took another positive step this week as Cabinet approved measures to help schools and communities work towards net zero targets.

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Youth roadshow tours East Ayrshire

The Council’s Youth Action Team is currently making its way around East Ayrshire schools to encourage young people to be responsible citizens in their communities.

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Council says thank you to volunteers

East Ayrshire Council hosted a tea dance at Dumfries House this week for over 170 volunteers to thank them for the time and commitment they give to their communities.

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Thank you volunteers!

East Ayrshire Council celebrated the start of Volunteers’ Week by hosting a civic reception in honour of five East Ayrshire residents who all received a Coronation Champions Award as part of the King’s Coronation celebrations.

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P6 pupils turn Danger Detectives

Almost 1200 Primary 6 pupils from across East Ayrshire became ‘danger detectives’ at a special learning event that focused on personal safety.

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Shortlees community shop supports local people

Shortlees community larder and shop welcomed visitors from the Council recently to find out more about their work to support the local community.

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Sarah is crowned Coronation Champion!

16 year-old Sarah McCready from East Ayrshire has just been announced as one of only 500 Coronation Champions selected from across the UK.

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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.

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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.