Ayr’s Starlight Walk Returns For 11th Year Running

By Dane McBeth Every year since 2009, Ayr-based charity Ayrshire Hospice has invited locals along to join them on a midnight stroll through the town. On Saturday May 18th the Land O’ Burns Starlight Walk returns for its eleventh anniversary and registration is now open for people looking to gear up for a night of gentle exercise and stargazing. This year, the organisers have decided to freshen things up with three new … Continue reading Ayr’s Starlight Walk Returns For 11th Year Running

Ochiltree Community Hub

Ochiltree’s new Community Hub is getting nearer to completion, and with the announcement of two new jobs, it looks set to make a real difference to the local community. Due to open in Summer 2019, the Hub will be run for the community by the community, aiming to improve health and wellbeing, social capital through sharing skills and reinvesting profits to provide sustainable activity. Since … Continue reading Ochiltree Community Hub

Researchers at the University College London have found a significant correlation between obesity and depression

Obesity and depression are on the rise among UK young people, according to a large-scale study led by the University College London. The study was published after the government discussed about how to cut down offensive and body shaming content on social media. Researchers found that there is a significant correlation between obesity and depression. The report also highlights how the influence of social media … Continue reading Researchers at the University College London have found a significant correlation between obesity and depression

Cyber Attacks – Are You Protected?

By Heather Ryce Phil Taylor of Palo Alto Networks and Steven Wallace of FullProxy visited UWS campus in Ayr to talk to students about the importance of cyber security in a digital world. Palo Alto are leaders when it comes to cybersecurity, working with tens of thousands of organisations and customers across more than 150 countries to ensure network protection. They are partnered with elite leaders such … Continue reading Cyber Attacks – Are You Protected?

Industry Professionals Inform UWS Students of Online Hacks

Cyber security experts gathered at UWS Ayr Campus on Tuesday to inform students of the dangers posed by hackers and online viruses in the digital world. Phil Taylor of Palo Alto Networks was accompanied by Steven Wallace of FullProxy in a seminar for journalism students, providing industry insight on cyber security threats and how to defend against them. Taylor, a Security Network Engineer, spoke extensively about … Continue reading Industry Professionals Inform UWS Students of Online Hacks

‘The Hunterston Proposal’ Fairlie’s Fight, A Community Divided

Under new plans Hunterston PARC in North Ayrshire is set to become an oil rig decommissioning hub, hoping to provide hundreds of jobs for the surrounding area. But many are sceptical of the developments, believing that the jobs are over-estimated and the environment will be adversely compromised. Brandon Cook, a student at UWS, looks into the situation deeper in this eye-opening documentary as part of … Continue reading ‘The Hunterston Proposal’ Fairlie’s Fight, A Community Divided