By Alice Liana Galli A bitter start of the week for colleges’ and universities’ students all across Scotland where the structures have closed due to coronavirus outbreaks. Among them also the students from the University of the West of Scotland based in Ayr. Today, UWS’ students were asked not to attend to their regular classes and embrace online teaching and examinations instead. However, despite course materials are being put online and students have been informed that exams would not be taking place in the usual halls, another major issue is raising concerns among them. What is going to happen to … Continue reading Living in a student campus at the time of COVID-19
By Dale Eaton Ayr’s Station Hotel was ruled a dangerous building in March 2018 and is still under a cloud of construction nearly two years later. The Station Hotel, which has been a staple of Ayr’s landscape since as early … Continue reading Ayr’s Stagnant Station Hotel
By Layla Maguire Those who have visited Ayr will know it as a place to visit in the summer months for a day at the beach. However, the town used to be filled with busy shoppers on the high street … Continue reading South Ayrshire Council plans to refurbish Ayr: will they manage to bring life back to the town?
By Campbell Finlayson Haggis, neeps and tatties, ceilidh dancing, poems and music, all staples of Burns Night every year, and with the bard’s birthday coming around once again, there will be plenty of this to be seen around the country. … Continue reading Burns Night back with a bang
The infamous Black Friday deals are set to kick off on Friday the 29th of November with some retailers starting their sale a week in advance. With shoppers eager to get the best discount, navigating bargains can be overwhelming. This … Continue reading Students Warned Not to Get Caught Up in the Hype of Black Friday
By Lewis McLeod and Ben Kearney Ayr Ladies have recently hit a bit of poor form losing their last three matches to the aggregate of 211-0 with their most recent match against Watsonian RC seeing them lose 98-0 but a … Continue reading Ayr Ladies Rugby looking to bounce back after a string of defeats
by Ryan Brown On the day of Ayr United ’s managerial interviews, goalkeeper Ellis Hare-Reid was full of praise for interim boss Sandy Stewart as the club look to fill a permanent post. Owner Lachlan Cameron had a six man … Continue reading Sandy Stewart backed for permanent Ayr United job
by Giulia Candussi Footfall in UK high streets was down by 4.2 percent between the end of 2017 and the end of 2018, according to research by Ipsos. This equals to a drop of three million high street customers. … Continue reading High street crisis: is art the solution?
By Fethi Benaissa Easter Weekend and bank holiday have attracted hundreds of people to Ayr Beach to enjoy the warm weather. According to the Met Office, Scotland has registered the warmest Easter Sunday on record. However, this has caused a … Continue reading Easter Weekend Litter Angers Ayr’s Local Beachgoers
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 … Continue reading Ayr’s Starlight Walk Returns For 11th Year Running