Talk of the town from our social media
Plans to fly the LGBT flag above the home of South Ayrshire Council sparked debate.
Ken Michael Bates said: “It happens already elsewhere; I’m surprised this isn’t the norm already.”
But Sandra Taylor said: “Is this what they get paid to do. Sit about and have someone come up with... let’s fly a pride flag... seriously.”
And Jim McGarvie quipped: “As long as the Council don’t need to make it because they don’t allow to print in colour...”
Tributes poured in after we told of a touching tribute to delivery man Scott Kennedy, who was killed by a suicide driver.
Laura Aitken said: “I’m so so sad to read this. I never knew it was Scott who was tragically killed. He was my manager in JD Sports years ago and such a lovely lovely man. A brilliant manager and genuine caring person.”
Lilian McCutcheon said: “I see them every day and my heart breaks for them. Nothing will ever replace what they have lost. Scott was one in a million.”
Lois Whiteside added: “So so sad, all my love to Pat and Coffee, got to know them all when I worked in Ayr, Scott was manager at the sport shop then, was gutted when I heard it was him.”
And Audrey Graham added: “Heart breaks everytime I see Toby at school.
“Scott was such a lovely guy, I went through secondary school with him and you always got him the same way. Well done Mandy Mills and staff at Asda Ayr.”
Breaking news of the bomb squad racing to Ayr beach was a big talking point this week.
Craig Murray said: “More crap washing in from Beaufort’s Dyke. That’s what happens when you dump old ammunition in the sea.”
Brian Cassells Jnr said: “I was there when it happened. My dog was terrified, it was scary.”
Jon Seed added: “There’s lots of ordinance out there, not just from the dyke. A sunken aircraft carrier off Ardrossan and plenty other military wrecks about.”
And roadworks on the busy Whitletts Road angered some of our readers.
Fiona Gallagher said: “Why don’t the utility companies all get together and dig the roads up once instead of constantly?”
And Karen Muldoon said: “Not to mention the three- way temp lights at Dunlop Terrace causing delays for those going the other way to avoid Whittlets Road.”