4th June 2017

Conrad Coleman

If you find yourself with time to appreciate the Ayrshire coast, you can marvel at some of the finest sailing waters in the world. Picturesque inlets and spectacular coastal scenery are separated by elegant blue sea. The main attractions are Ardrossan, Largs and Troon, which provide a gateway not only to some of quaintest and most beautiful islands in the…
21st May 2017

Summer Creeps

STANDFIRST: This issue, our columnist is getting hot under the collar about women getting more hassle at this time of year than any other.Every year it’s the same. I wake up on the first sunny day of the year – proper, actual, hot sun – and endorphins flood my body. I open my curtains with glee for the first time…
16th May 2017

Being Malcolm Edwards

‘Why not?’ he asks, referring to people from humble backgrounds who find success. Hunger and passion, he believes, are what you need, because that’s what drives hard work. Malcolm Edwards should know. The world renowned hairstylist has worked with the world’s top make-up artists, fashion designers, photographers and pop stars – Charlotte Tilbury, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Tim Walker, Mario…
26th April 2017

Ian Ivory

When you hear the term ‘local business’ you tend not to picture a company that has reach throughout Scotland and the rest of UK. Very rarely does a company manage to combine the operation of a large business with the mentality and focus on customer service that local businesses strive on. Ivory Solutions, based out of Kilmarnock, is certainly the…
5th April 2017

Russell Kane

This Sunday internationally renowned Essex comedian Russell Kane will perform his new act on the boards of the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr. He has ditched the eyeliner, funny clothes and is now sporting a suit and new hairstyle, but his banter is still on point. In his show ‘Right Man, Wrong Age’ he will undertake a journey into the daily…
Ayrshire Mums
23rd March 2017

When I Grow Up

Future career aspirations in the Collier children are eclectic at the moment to say the least. The eldest (nearly 7) would like to be: A security guard ‘so I can watch screens ALL DAY to find Slenderman’ A chef: ‘so I can make pizza all the time, I love pizza Mum, can I have pizza now?’ A surgeon: ‘the ones…
19th March 2017

Andy Boulton

Andy is originally from Stoke-on-Trent but has been living in Ayrshire, Scotland since 2008. He has been playing darts for over 20 years and has competed at the Lakeside World Championships three times. He decided in January 2015 that he wanted to further his career and chose to attend ‘Qualifying School’ with the Professional Darts Corporation. Qualifying School saw over 400 darts players from around the world take to the oche to try and secure a place on the Professional Circuit. Andy had a great few days and topped the Order of Merit Table and secured a two year card to play on the Professional Circuit. Andy is currently ranked 59 in the world in the PDC Order of Merit…
15th March 2017

John Gall

He welcomes us with a firm handshake and a smile and invites us to try his produce. A tempting tray of hot pies, sausage rolls and bridies is placed before us and coffee delivered. John Gall, Managing Director of Brownings the Bakers ushers us into a room full of goodies (as well as the pies and friends) there are various…
3rd January 2017

Kris Boyd

The Boyd’s done good “To this day I still haven’t met the man who signed was a disaster from start to finish.” That’s how Kris Boyd describes his turbulent tenure in Turkey. Boyd had signed a three-year contract with Eskisehirspor, a club from a city nearly 3,000 miles away from home, hoping that regular game time in a high-profile…
27th December 2016

Maximise Your Drives

An insight into the perfect Golf drive Putting the ball in the right position off the tee is imperative to shooting a good score; if you have confidence with the driver then the game becomes a lot easier. More often than not it is purely a player’s concept of what they are trying to do when hitting the driver that…