‘Lucky escape’ for young girl on inflatable unicorn at Irvine beach

A young girl and her father had a lucky escape after the child was blown offshore on an inflatable, according to the coastguard.

The Ulva Ferry Housing Project on  the Isle of Mull also won an award. Picture: SURF

Irvine named as Scotland’s ‘most improved place’

Irvine has been named Scotland’s ‘most improved place’ at an awards ceremony in Glasgow.

From left: Frank Bolton, Robertson's head of commercial, with Barry Robertson, business development manager and Richard Straszewskyj, operations director. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Pork producer Robertson’s invests £3m in Irvine site

Pork and bacon producer John Robertson & Sons has expanded its processing capacity with a £3 million investment in its second facility in Ayrshire.

Floating wings in the Big Idea Centre. Picture: Ben Cooper

The Big Idea: Scotland’s millennium project doomed to fail

Tucked down at the end of the Ardeer peninsula in North Ayrshire, the Big Idea Centre was an interactive museum – a Millennium Project.

Contracts included the rebuilding of the Botanic Cottage in Edinburgh. Picture: TSPL

Maxi in top form with record sales

Irvine-based Maxi Caledonian has posted record sales for the year to September 2015 following growth in both its haulage and construction divisions.

Aerosol makers Barony and Sanmex are planning to merge

Scots aerosol makers aiming for growth after tie-up

Two Scottish aerosol manufacturers that have been competitors for years are to combine, creating a business with a combined turnover of £40 million.

Former TCB managing director John Gilligan will head up its wholesaler's sales team. Picture: Robert Perry

Gilligan drafted in to head on-trade sales at Wallaces

Former Tennent Caledonian Breweries (TCB) boss John Gilligan has taken charge of on-trade sales at the firm’s wholesale arm.

If you're looking for last-minute Halloween inspiration, try Scottish these costume retailers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Where to buy Halloween costume essentials in Scotland

IF you’re undecided on your killer Halloween costume, then don’t panic. You can still pick up plenty of last-minute costume essentials from these Scottish specialists, writes Holly Lennon

GSK plant, Irvine

Irvine’s key role in life sciences initiative

Irvine has a major part to play in the creation of a world-class life sciences sector.

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