See below for local news and information:

Emergency Numbers and Support Services

Emergency 999

National Non-Emergency Medical Number 111
Emergency Number works on any mobile anywhere in the world 112
Non-Emergency Number for Police 101

Other emergency contacts

Alcoholics Anonymous: 0800 9177 650
Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111
Floodline: 0345 988 1188.
Electricity: 0800 40 40 90
Electricity and Gas Emergency
Gas leaks: 0800 111 999
Power Cut to your area: 105
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Scottish Water: 0800 0778 778
The Samaritans: 01563 531 313
Women’s Aid: 0800 027 1234

South Ayrshire Council Out of hours / emergency phone numbers
For any of the following in SA call 0300 123 0900.
• Emergency Services Monitoring Station (Out Of Hours)
• Emergency Homeless (Out Of Hours)
• Housing Repairs (Out of Hours)
• Social Work Standby Service
• Road and Lighting Faults (24 Hours)
• Noise helpline

North Ayrshire Council – Call 01294 310000
• Emergency Services Monitoring Station (Out Of Hours)
• Housing Repairs (Out of Hours)
• Road and Lighting Faults (24 Hours)
• Noise helpline
• Emergency Homeless (Out Of Hours) 0800 0196 500
• Social Work Standby Service (Out of Hours) – 0800 328 7758


North Ayrshire Foodbank,
150A Glasgow Street,
Ardrossan.   KA22 8EU
Tel:07908 469 556
New Life Christian Fellowship,
New Life Church,
62 Monkton Road,
Prestwick.        KA9 2PA
Phone  07599071114


Ayrshire Bus Users Group

Latest news from ABUG ABUG newsletter2

Irvine Harbour Festival of Light Awarded Best Festival

Congratulations to David Mann and all the team at the Scottish Maritime Museum who were awarded the accolade of Scotland’s Best Festival for their Harbour Festival of Light at the inaugural Eventit Awards. They also picked up the Creative Festival Excellence Award.

The whole event was wonderful but I particularly enjoyed the spectacular St Andrew’s night illuminations and I thought it was very apt that the amazing fireworks were let off on the Ardeer peninsula at the site of the Old Nobel Dynamite Works! The finale was a superb acrobatic display within the Museum itself with performers on ropes and trapezes which were suspended from the Linthouse roof, and I am delighted the Museum has been given such well-deserved recognition.

Ayrshire College wins UK Training Provider of the Year

UK Training Provider of the Year award at the ‘Semta Skills Awards’. Semta is the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance, responsible for engineering skills for the future of the UK’s most advanced sectors.

Ayrshire College was the only college or university shortlisted for any award at this prestigious ceremony, which is a fantastic achievement in itself. The award recognised the College’s support for the aerospace industry in Ayrshire and its industry-led skills planning through strategic partnerships with companies.

It also acknowledged that this partnership working has resulted in delivering excellence in apprenticeships, creating pathways to industry for school pupils by encouraging positive choices through initiatives like Foundation Apprenticeships and Mission Discovery, and developing employability programmes with companies like Prestwick Aircraft Maintenance for unemployed engineers.

Well done to all those involved for such well-deserved recognition.

New National Power Cut phone line

Constituents can call 105 to report or get information about power cuts in their local area. 105 is a free service, available to people in England, Scotland and Wales. You can call the number from most landlines and mobile phones.

Your can also contact the SP Energy Networks Emergency Customer Contact Number on 0800 092 9290 from a landline or a mobile.