East Ayrshire


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East Ayrshire

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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?76,600 residents in East Ayrshire are of working age; this equates to 62.8 per cent of the total population.
Invest East Ayrshire is a collaboration of business-focussed agencies and organisations, led by East Ayrshire Council and Scottish Enterprise, with a shared vision of encouraging businesses to start up, expand or relocate in East Ayrshire.
What has happened in East Ayrshire is nothing short of a disgrace.
An East Ayrshire Council report following the collapse of Scottish Coal and Aardvark TMC Ltd reports there is not enough money to pay for work to restore the mining sites.
Potential The statement published yesterday was signed by Douglas Reid, SNP leader of East Ayrshire Council, Maureen McKay, leader of the Labour group, and Tom Cook of the Conservatives.
Last night Mr McRailt's cousin Archie Howe, also of Kilmarnock, said: "East Ayrshire Council is getting away with murder.
Alan Neish, East Ayrshire Council's head of economic development, said: "The Diageo announcement acted as a catalyst within the community.
There are 600 opencast jobs in East Ayrshire and if those went it would be devastating."
East Ayrshire is also set to get jobs boosts from a new prison at Bowhouse and a training centre for the National Autistic Society of Scotland.
It's not just East Ayrshire Council that are a disgrace - it's all of them.
Jim Lavery, East Ayrshire's executive director of development and property, has been on long-term sick leave for more than six months.
EAST Ayrshire Council has taken an innovative and pro-active approach to physical activity.

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