Talk of the town from our social media
We told how popular pub Wee Windaes on Ayr’s Newmarket Street has been nominated for UK Parliamentary Pub of the Year.
Ishbel Searle said: “The Wee Windaes is by far the best pub in the land.
“The surroundings, hospitality, friendliness to mention only but a few qualities.”
Carolyn Mckay said: “Went in there for lunch one day and this man is very welcoming and friendly. The meal was good too! Good luck.”
Tommy Adams added: “All the best Jim McSherry.”
A new housing estate could be built in Coylton, erecting 53 properties in a field of two, three, four and five bedrooms.
Willie Bone said: “If the houses were built at the Joppa end of the village, sited near parallel to the A70 in to Ayr, Coylton could become a dwelling suburb of Ayr!”
Lynne Powell wasn’t a fan of the proposal. She said: “Dislike! Ruining lovely spots!”
Ruth Greer said: “I moved to Scotland 19 years ago and the one thing that I loved was all the beautiful green fields!
“So different to England, which has built over so many beautiful areas, cramming in as many houses as was possible - yet now the same thing is happening here. It’s so sad.”
Bustling business in Prestwick has been praised on the national stage as the town landed second place in Scotland at the Great British High Street Awards.
Sheila Barker said: “I love Prestwick, especially all the eating places.”
Maureen Rayner commented: “Prestwick is a great town. Lovely to see it still has small retail shops, makes it stand out from the other towns. Well done - still a bit of pride.”
Julie Pringle said: “Prestwick is full of small independent retailers so this is really good news for them.
“Not a glut of pound shops and charity shops like Ayr has - Ayr could do with learning a bit from Prestwick.”
Sandra McLean added: “It’s a lovely wee town.”
Detectives appealed after an assault with intent to rob on 81- yearold Dr Ray Noble at his in Park Circus in Ayr on Friday.
It is the latest in a violent crime wave to hit Ayr.
Christine McIlwraith said: “I don’t suppose any CCTV would be working?
“With the lack of police presence now a days it would be a good idea to have more working CCTV around town.”