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
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’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
By Dane McBeth Scotland has come out as the best area in the UK for workplace diversity in PricewaterhouseCooper’s annual Women In Work Index. Overall the United Kingdom moved up the table to 13th out of 33 countries involved in the analysis. However the report highlights that progress for women in the workplace is slow with an overall average gender pay gap of 15% between men … Continue reading Ayrshire Organisations Helping To Make Scotland “Best In UK” For Women In Work
A report into working conditions of social care staff has called for reform within the sector, urging the Scottish Government to introduce a new watchdog and establish minimum standards. The 18-month study was led by the chief executive of Alzheimer Scotland Henry Simmons and Lilian Macer from Unison. Findings published by the Fair Work Convention conclude that many of the over 200 thousand workers within … Continue reading Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?
By Scott McLeod A no-deal Brexit would be damaging to Scotland’s economy and public finances, a Holyrood committee has warned. In a unanimous, cross-party report, the Finance and Constitution Committee said the UK leaving the EU without a deal is not in Scotland’s national interest. https://www.parliament.scot/S5_Finance/Reports/Budget_Report_201920_-_FINAL.pdf The report warns Scotland’s finances are exposed to volatility and risk through the operation of the fiscal framework – … Continue reading No Deal Hinders Scotland’s Economy
By Jack Ewing Speaking a short time ago from a factory in Stoke, Theresa May warned MP’s both no deal and no Brexit would be “Damaging and Catastrophic”, as she urged MP’s to back her deal. Theresa May called on MP’s to back her deal as not doing so would in her opinion risk the referendum result not being implemented. Ahead of tomorrow’s vote, Theresa … Continue reading BREAKING: Theresa May warns: “Parliament paralysis more likely to lead to no Brexit rather than no Deal”