Body pulled from the sea at Ayrshire beach

A man’s body has been pulled from the sea after emergency services rushed to an Ayrshire beach.

Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, every day throughout the month of October.

Man arrested in Frankfurt over 1993 murder in Ayr

A man has been arrested in Germany in connection with the alleged murder of a restaurant owner more than 20 years ago.

Edinburghs Forth House has massive redevelopment potential

Commercial property: How radio and TV make their mark

With online search engines and social network companies attracting an increasing slice of global advertising spend, the radio industry has faced upheaval over the last two decades with a squeeze on revenues.

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Beith Road bridge in Dalry, Ayrshire. Picture: Network Rail

Ayrshire bridge most bashed in Scotland

A Dalry bridge is Scotland’s most bashed, with 57 lorries hitting the low Beith Road bridge since 2009.

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Nathan Campbell landed a job after standing at a roadside with a cardboard sign. Picture: Nathan Campbell/Facebook

Cardboard road sign secures unemployed Ayrshire man a job

Standing on the roadside in Ayrshire with a cardboard sign helped secure a job for an unemployed local.

Picture: Mount Hamilton House, TSPL

Is this the cheapest fixer upper for sale in Scotland just now?

Mount Hamilton House is a grade B listed 18th century, late-Georgian country house with a beautiful semi-elliptical bow end, but unfortunately it has fallen on hard times.

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Police are investigating the 14-year-old girl's death. Picture: John Devlin

Police launch probe after girl found dead in Ayrshire park

A teenage girl has been found dead in a park in “unexplained” circumstances.

Craig Crosthwaite sells popcorn to help fund the film screenings. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish foodbank first in UK to bring movie nights to families

A family night out to the cinema to see the latest blockbuster can be a pricey affair with the cost of tickets alone, never mind the “pester-power add-ons” from children wanting popcorn and hotdogs.

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John McKenna was found in the changing room at University Hospital Crosshouse.

West Lothian doctor found dead in hospital changing rooms

A trainee anaesthetist who stayed in Fauldhouse has been found dead in a hospital changing room.

The incident happened at Foreland, in Ballantrae. Picture: Google Maps

Burning pick-up truck crashed into house in ‘deliberate act’

A burning pick-up truck crashed into the gates of a home in South Ayrshire during a “reckless” act, police have said.

Water suppliers Castle and Cobalt serve the business market. Picture: Gareth Easton

Castle swallows rival Cobalt in Scottish water deal

Tayside-headquartered Castle Water, the UK’s largest independent water retailer, has agreed to acquire Ayr-based Cobalt Water, a supplier of water to business customers, for an undisclosed price.

Pollution is thought to contribute towards the rising rate of lung disease globally. PICTURE: Ian Rutherford

Pupils help with university lung disease research project

Pupils are to take part in a major university research project investigating lung disease in a Scottish “hot spot” for one of the world’s biggest killers.

Burns Cottage, Alloway. Copyright John McLeish CC

Robert Burns’ historic family cottage attacked by vandals

THE historic family cottage in Alloway where Robert Burns was born has been hit by vandals in an attack described as ‘sickening’.

Dawn Meats and Dunbia are combining their operations in the UK. Picture: Ahn Young-joon/AP

Meat processing giants unveil merger plan for UK arms

Two of the country’s largest meat companies – which between them handle 900,000 cattle and 2.6 million sheep annually – have announced a merger deal that will see their business operations combined in a joint venture.

Kelburn Castle and Estate has been owned by the Boyle family since 1140. Picture: Contributed

Kelburn Castle gets £1m boost to carry on glamping

One of the oldest family-owned estates in Scotland has secured seven-figure funding to support the expansion of a luxury camping site.

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Police and emergency services were called to the River Ayr near Catrine. Picture: Gordon Brown\Geograph.org

Woman’s body found in East Ayrshire river

THE body of a woman has been found in a river in East Ayrshire.

Edinburgh Castle was the most visited Historic Environment Scotland attraction.

Quiz: Can you name these 11 Scottish castles?

They are dotted around Scotland and offer a unique insight into our history and our heritage, but can you name these different Scottish castles?

Donald Forsyth joins the Inverness office of accountant Saffery Champness. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Accountancy firm Saffery Champness has announced that Donald Forsyth has joined as a partner based in its Inverness office.

Alan Brown has revealed that ministers have so much trouble understanding his thick Ayrshire accent that he rarely receives direct answers to his questions (Photo: SNP/PA Wire

SNP MP complains parliament can’t make out his Ayrshire accent

Since sweeping en masse into Westminster the SNP’s MPs have complained they find the government’s policies incomprehensible – but for one Scottish MP, the problem is the other way around.

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