Man dies after Christmas Eve flat fire in Aberdeen

A man has died in a flat fire in Aberdeen.

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First Minister  Nicola Sturgeon officially opens the revamped Kilmarnock campus of Ayrshire College . Picture: Getty

Kilmarnock College opens on former Johnny Walker site

Nicola Sturgeon has pledged her government will continue its commitment to colleges as she officially opened a new institution built on the site of a former whisky bottling plant.

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Trains to Glasgow Central  faced significant delays with replacement buses in operation. Picture; John Devlin

Commuter chaos as ScotRail trains to Glasgow are cancelled

Rail passengers faced a series of delays between Kilmarnock and Glasgow Central with a number of cancellations on morning services.

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Bryan Wilson of London & Scottish Developments at the firm's Crieff site. Picture: Contributed

Developer creating 2,000 jobs at former Tesco sites

Property firm London & Scottish Developments is on course to deliver 2,000 jobs across Scotland through the revamp of 14 former Tesco sites it bought last year.

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Police appeal for dashcam footage of robbery near Kilmarnock

Police appeal for dashcam footage of robbery near Kilmarnock

POLICE are appealing for information, including dashcam footage, to catch a thief who threatened staff at a Bookmakers near Kilmarnock before leaving with a three figure sum of money.

Rod Stewart. Picture: Getty

Rod Stewart makes donation after Rangers bus crash

Singer Rod Stewart has donated cash to a fund set up after a Rangers fan died in a bus crash at the weekend.

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Man dies and 18 injured after coach carrying Rangers fans overturns on A76

Three people are still in hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a fatal crash involving a Rangers supporters’ bus.

An artist's impression of the Halo 'urban park' planned for Kilmarnock. Picture: Contributed

Diageo backs radical revamp of former Kilmarnock plant

Scotch whisky giant Diageo has thrown its weight behind plans to transform its former Johnnie Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock into an “urban park” project that could create 1,000 permanent jobs.

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Woman charged in Kilmarnock death probe

Woman charged in Kilmarnock death probe

A woman has been charged with culpable homicide over the death of a man in Kilmarnock.

Scottish author Graeme Macrae Burnet. Picture: PA

Scottish author tipped for Booker success with new crime novel

The tale of a brutal triple murder in a Highland crofting village is tipped to land this year’s Man Booker Prize.

Primal Scream to play Kilmarnock

Primal Scream Ayrshire date

Fans of Scots group Primal Scream can buy tickets for their Scottish date tomorrow.

Outlander fans Jen Obirek, from Chicago, and Sinead Robertson, from Dublin, with their Claire Randall masks at Doune Castle. Picture: Visit Scotland

Outlander leads to surge in visits to historic sites

A surge of international visitors to sites linked to the hit US TV show Outlander has helped fuel a boom for the nation’s historic attractions.

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Sir Roderick remains a consummate entertainer, retaining contact with voice, his music and his devoted fan base. Picture: Michael Gillen

Gig review: Rod Stewart, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock

On the approach to Kilmarnock from the north, some eager fan of Rod Stewart’s had commandeered a footbridge to tell any passing motorist – in determinedly homemade fashion – that they were entering the orbit of a knight of the realm.

Airdrie, Lanark, Coatbridge and Kilmarnock are among the best value for homes in terms of size. Picture: John Devlin

Which Scottish town has the ‘cheapest homes’ in the UK?

HOMES in Airdrie are the best value for money in Britain in terms of size, new research has revealed.

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John Rankin applauds the fans after his final game for United. Picture: SNS Group

Lee Clark warns players not to get complacent against Falkirk

Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark has confidence in his players to get out of their relegation battle – but he warned they cannot fall short on effort against a relentless Falkirk side.

The winner is yet to come forward. Picture: Pamela Grigg

Hunt for Scots Euromillions winner

ONE lucky person from Kilmarnock has won the £1 million jackpot and a dream trip to the US, but is yet to claim their prize.

Robertson fantasised with other paedophiles on Skype and via email

Scot who ‘bound and gagged’ schoolgirl jailed for 3 years

A MAN who bound and gagged a young girl as if crucified and fantasised with other paedophiles about murdering children has been jailed for three years.

Police are looking at the nightclub after a young man died

Police probe Kilmarnock death after nightclub altercation

Police investigating the death of a young man are to return to a nightclub where he was involved in a fight hours before he was found dead.

Billy Davies. Picture: PA

Rumour Mill: Locke quits, Davies in frame | Henderson branded a diver

IN the wake of Gary Locke’s resignation, Kilmarnock pursue Billy Davies for manager; Tommy Wright has branded Liam Henderson ‘a diver’; plus more news and gossip in Sunday’s Rumour Mill

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Inside Kilmarnock’s Johnnie Walker plant before its demolition

The decision to end the connection betweeen the world’s biggest selling whisky, Johnnie Walker, and its spiritual home in Kilmarnock was one that sent shockwaves around the whisky world and beyond.

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