27th August 2019

Richard Woods

Haiti Revisited & Beach Plastic I arrive and I am warmly greeted, but the accent is the immediate giveaway. This is not the strong Troon burr I expected – tongue-firmly-in-cheek - but a lilting Irish brogue. Richard Woods, Pastor of Seagate Church, Troon, holds his hands up and laughs, mea culpa.“I was brought up in Northern Ireland,” Richard reveals. “I…
9th August 2019

Lewis Gibson

Looking to the Future It is, dare I say it, almost magical, almost incredible to watch. Carefully choreographed jumps, spins, landings, all undertaken while moving at high speed on ice. We gasp at the audacity, bravery, the skill, the ability as each mirrors the other, and then synchronised in rehearsed movements, they dance across the ice in a free flowing…
2nd August 2019

Fitzsimmons Group

Four Superb Locations Across Ayrshire & The Highest Standard of Quality Service. They - Henry and Kate Fitzsimmons - built the business gradually, owning and operating the Brisbane House Hotel, Largs, for seven years before opening Oscars Bar and Grill, Premier Leisure Cinema & Pookies Softplay in Saltcoats. The company expanded again in 2017 when they bought over the Hallmark…
26th July 2019

Billy Kirkwood

Shizzle Its hot, it’s sticky…….I could have phrased that a WHOLE lot better….it’s Summer time folks.Oh yes here we are already half way through 2019…woah woah don’t go reaching for those Quality Street and Crimbo decorations just yet - and if you're that guy that has them up all year round…SANTA HATES YOU – Its time for a little summer…
20th July 2019

Michael Jennings

In An Age of Digital, The Uncertainty of Existence Worrying times in Ayrshire, Scotland and beyond. In the last few years there have been several high profile incidences of young people committing suicide.A trend that has not gone unnoticed by researchers. The Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, for example, point out that while suicide among the older age groups seems to…
19th July 2019

Angelo Alessio

Kilmarnock’s new Italian coach As wind, rain and plenty of midges swirled around an open field in Largs, you would have forgiven Angelo Alessio for casting his mind back to all that he has left behind.Swapping the bright lights of the Juventus Centre or Chelsea’s plush Cobham complex for life in Ayrshire is not your typical career path in coaching…
16th July 2019

Apollo 11

Walking On The Moon 10...9...8...7...6 The Moon has always tantalised. I mean, how many of us have stood and looked up at the night sky trying to work out what phase she was in? The romantically titled: New Moon or the Waxing Crescent (I love that), the First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter or even the…
12th July 2019

Ben Haenow

From Van Driver to X Factor Sensation Maybe it was an idea he had while driving around London in his van? Something might have crossed his mind while singing along to Ain't No Sunshine as it played on the radio? Maybe he just had a dream about this being the only life we have, and knew, in that instant, that…
9th July 2019

Mark Sherry

How Dance Music Came to Rule The World New York, Las Vegas, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, Buenos Aries, Amsterdam, and Ayr – and its summer sizzle. With a travel itinerary like that you would be forgiven for thinking that I was interviewing some well seasoned adventurer – Simon Reeve or Bear Grylls, perhaps. You would be wrong, these global locations are…
17th June 2019

Murray Owens

Masks What do you do when you want to face the world? Prepare? Well, yes, but we all have our own way of doing this. Some stick on a fake smile, open eyes wide, offer an (often false) impression that all is more than well with the universe on this particular Monday morning... Huh? Really? Life is THAT good?Make-up, of…