transport

New Brodick ferry terminal opening delayed

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has announced that the principal contractor, George Leslie Limited, will complete the main works contract for the redevelopment of Brodick Ferry Terminal at the start of August, on time and on budget. However, the opening of the new facilities will be delayed as a result of issues relating to the […]

campaigns, poverty, unemployment

Local MP supports Citizens Advice Scotland’s call to halt Universal Credit

North Ayrshire & Arran MP, Patricia Gibson has voiced her support for Citizens Advice Scotland’s call to halt to the roll-out of the UK Government’s flagship Universal Credit (UC). The new benefit was intended to simplify the system by combining six benefits into one payment. Instead, in areas where it has been introduced in Scotland, […]

appeals, campaigns, food, hunger, poverty

Food bank seeks partnerships with local businesses

North Ayrshire Foodbanks is looking to develop donating partnerships with local businesses. North Ayrshire Foodbanks has been assisting on average 5,000 persons since 2012. One third of those assisted are children under the age of 18. In addition, the food bank spearheaded the summer activity club programme offering free meals to those facing holiday time […]

housing

Council launches rents review consultation

North Ayrshire Council has launched a major consultation with tenants as it strives to make rents fairer. This is the first major review of rent levels for a number of years and looks at the current charging system which is based loosely on size, type of property and the type of heating system installed. This […]