It's the Quality of Life

By Joe James Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon will today vow for her government to lead the way in “redefining” the definition of what it means to be a successful country.   In a speech at Edinburgh’s Wealth of Nations 2020 Conference later today, she will suggest that people’s quality of life should be deemed as equally as important as racking up impressive data in regards to economic prosperity.   Economic measurements such as GDP have been widely criticised over the years, various attacks suggesting that a tunnel-visioned approach to collating data can oftentimes result in a dismissal of the importance of focusing … Continue reading It's the Quality of Life

11 Council sites to be sold off in South Ayrshire property purge

South Ayrshire council have listed 11 new properties for sale as it took the decision to make another purge of excess assets. Authority holdings across Ayr and Girvan have been made available to bidders over the last month with former shops, industrial sites and disused land being hived off. The sale is driven by referrals from the Council’s Asset team that put forward properties to the council that are surplus to requirements. If Councillors are unable to find a use across any departments for the property is then sold off. The sale of council land and holdings is in part … Continue reading 11 Council sites to be sold off in South Ayrshire property purge


The South Ayrshire Council are to ‘crackdown’ on celebrity late night guest appearances in Ayr nightclubs. This comes as the Council’s Licensing Board aims to restrict longer opening hours for bars and clubs. Venues such as Vinyl and Buf managed to win permission to host big names such as Katie Price last year promoting the clubs to apply for extended hours. Reality stars such as Joey Essex and the cast of Geordie Shore as well as members of the boyband Blue have partied with the people of Ayr in previous years. However, the police and the board raised … Continue reading COUNCIL RESTRICTS CLUB APPEARANCES

The case for #IndyRef2 after the election

By Eszter Tarnai Scottish Independence has been a divisive issue in British politics for almost a decade now and is still a relevant debate five years after the Independence Referendum and approaching a General Election. Since then, the Brexit vote has came and gone, but how has it affected the attitudes towards independence? How will that pan out during the General Election? What are the parties saying? And will there ever be another referendum? Dr Murray Leith, Reader in Politics at UWS says “Roughly about a third of the SNP supporters and roughly a third of their membership are Brexiteers. But, … Continue reading The case for #IndyRef2 after the election