East Ayrshire


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East Ayrshire

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(Placename) a council area of SW Scotland, comprising the E part of the historical county of Ayrshire: part of Strathclyde region from 1975 to 1996: chiefly agricultural. Administrative centre: Kilmarnock. Pop: 119 530 (2003 est). Area: 1252 sq km (483 sq miles)
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"I can't thank them enough." East Ayrshire - Area profile ?In 2017, East Ayrshire Council had a total population of 121,900.
That is the message behind a new business investment campaign encouraging businesses to take advantage of the excellent support networks, people and connections in East Ayrshire by shining a spotlight on the assets on offer.
THE people of East Ayrshire have been left with a PS161million bill to clean up the devastation left by open-cast coal firms who made huge profits and then went bust.
| SIR - News that Scottish taxpayers may be left to pay a bill of as much as PS62m to restore opencast mines in East Ayrshire should make people sit up.
Political leaders in East Ayrshire insist the rescue plan to save hundreds of jobs can still succeed.
Outraged relatives and elderly campaigners last night called for an investigation into the home, which is run by East Ayrshire Council.
EAST Ayrshire Council's Make it Kilmarnock regeneration campaign was launched after Diageo announced in 2009 that they were closing their Johnnie Walker whisky plant in the town.
Jimmy Kelly was on the East Ayrshire Council planning committee which gave the green light to expand Scottish Coal's open cast mining in Cumnock - despite objections by green campaigners.
And East Ayrshire is in line for another 500 jobs in the next year.
I live in a village in East Ayrshire and our local council haven't even attempted to grit the roads.

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