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1st December 2016

Edward Paterson

Owner of Ayrshires largest art gallery & framers Stepping into North Ayrshire’s largest art gallery and framers, you are met with a peacefulness that allows you to leave your everyday troubles out on the streets of Saltcoats.The tranquil atmosphere is just one of the notable traits that make the gallery and framers such a success. Art N Joy provides a…
CultureSport
23rd November 2016

An Awfully Big Trip

Three Stewarton Ladies, Three Bikes & 300 Miles The peleton – 75 souls in this case – moves like an organic, speeding ribbon of rainbow colours through the French countryside. Well, maybe not, though the push-pull effort on the pedals does keep the wheels spinning, as the sleek, bright, cheerful charity train snakes down the narrow, undulating roads of France…
Culture
12th November 2016

Michelle Heaton

Something Wickedly Talented From the highs of pop stardom to the darkest of dark moments. From the unconditional adulation of fans to the private struggle of life changing decisions. Former Liberty X member Michelle Heaton has walked an often difficult road. Singer, dancer, actor, celebrity, presenter, wife, mother, charity giver, her journey has been one of incredible highs and crushing…
CultureFashion
25th September 2016

Alan Moore

Are Kilts Pan Breed? Another one bites the dust! – the first words of congrats from my oldest friends when I announced my engagement last year. After that, the kind words of congratulations and well wishes followed, but that was first instance where I got to see first-hand how differently the engagement journey is for bride and groom.I’ve worked in…
Culture
20th September 2016

Rab Affleck

From Irvine to Hollywood & back Blood blurs his vision, a shadow, large and threatening, moves toward him. His body screams at him to stop, rest. He must go on, he can’t give up, the baying audience has expectations.He loves the movies, it could be a scene from a film : Martin Scorcese’s Raging Bull or Robert Wise’s Somebody Up There Likes Me. It could also be a metaphor for Rab Affleck’s life, fought hard against great difficulties. A man who was raised tough, one of a family of 11, in Irvine. A man who has no pretensions, a sharp wit, who talks articulately – with expletives – about the powerful influence of circumstance. Who reminds us we don’t live…
CultureFashion
14th September 2016

David Emanuel

The Welshman & a wedding dress for the Princess of Wales On Wednesday July 29, 1981, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, the 33 year-old heir to the throne, married 20 year-old Lady Diana Spencer. On the streets 600,000 people waited patiently in the hope of catching a glimpse of the Royal couple, while a television audience of 750 million watched the ceremony as it was beamed live. Many, of course, hoping to to get a good look at the all important wedding dress. For David Emanuel and his then wife, Elizabeth, it was one of the most exciting days of their lives. They had been responsible for the design and delivery of the wedding dress, the glamorous, soon to…
Talent Spotter
30th July 2016

Morven Douglas

Talent Spotter BIO Full Name: Morven Douglas Job Title: Currently a student at Central School of Ballet so to be joining The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire in Phantom of the Opera West End London this August Age: 19Where are you from? I’m from Stewarton, Ayrshire although I have lived in London for the last three years. What's your story? I grew up in…
Sport
25th July 2016

Ewan Moore

Move over Murray, there's a new pro in town! Ewan Moore, one of the countries rising stars in Tennis is hot on the heels of the sport’s biggest names. With success in his sights, Ewan is aiming for the top!The former British Junior No.1 Tennis Player, has recently went pro and started competing the gentlemen’s rankings. The 18-year-old, from Fenwick…
Business
20th July 2016

William Duncan & Co

New Office Now Open in Kilmarnock The location of the new William Duncan & Co office in Kilmarnock is a metaphor for the town – and the business – in itself. It rests on the upper floors of the 166-year-old former Bank of Scotland building, above Bar Luca, the latest addition to Kilmarnock’s vibrant nightlife. The ‘B’ listed building’s foundations…
Culture
16th July 2016

Ironside Farrar

There is a lot of talk regarding regeneration in Ayrshire, take it from us, they have called in the experts. Julian is founder and Managing Director of Ironside Farrar an Award Winning creative regeneration specialist whose team is currently assisting the Ayrshire Council’s on the Ayrshire Growth Deal and the delivery of various aspects of the Irvine Vision.You are well…