community, transport

CalMac seeks members for new community board

Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) is inviting applications from residents of the rural communities covered by the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS) contract to form a Community Board which will have the primary purpose of being a voice of the communities on strategic issues. The creation of the Board was part of CalMac’s successful […]

children, housing

Rise in number of children living in temporary accomodation

Recent figures obtained through Freedom of Information requests have revealed that the number of people living in council-provided temporary accommodation has increased since 2015/16. Scottish local authorities received around 34,100 applications for homelessness assistance during 2016/17, some 2% lower than in the same period in 2015/16. While homelessness applications are falling, the number of people being […]


Digital fun and skateboards in Auchenharvie

The Mobile Cinema in partnership with Evolution Skatepark, North Ayrshire Youth Services and the SCRATCH-Gamer’s Group are holding a Fun Digital Night at Auchenharvie on Thursday 27th July. Local people are invited to come and try virtual reality gaming, digital arts, paper craft superheroes, and more. The organisers will also be serving free mocktails—non-alcoholic cocktails in case your […]


Local MP calls for fairer energy prices

Patricia Gibson MP, SNP Consumer Affairs Spokesperson, calls for energy market action as shocking figures calculated by Octopus Energy show people in North Ayrshire & Arran are over-paying £5.5 million per year on their energy bills. Horrified by the extent to which the energy market is failing energy customers, a cross-party group of MPs has […]