Loch Doon Fire Stuns Community

    The emergency services were alerted to the fire on a hillside at Loch Doon at 18:50 on Saturday. At least five miles of hillside has been affected and the public have been asked to avoid the area. East Ayrshire Council said overnight that progress had been made and that a welfare centre had been opened in the nearby town of Dalmellington. The fire … Continue reading Loch Doon Fire Stuns Community

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

‘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

East Ayrshire Regeneration Project Receives £195,200 lottery funding

East Ayrshire’s Coalfield Community Landscape Project has received its first phase payment of £195,200 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The group has set out to access a full fund of £2.5m from lottery funding and the project is set to progress its development. The unified communities of the Cumnock and Doon Valley areas are currently in a process of an environmental and public engagement … Continue reading East Ayrshire Regeneration Project Receives £195,200 lottery funding