Puzzle Pieces by Chloe Copland

I miss your arms wrapped around me, my blanket on a winter’s night. The warmth and comfort of steaming tea too hot to sip.   I miss the way your hand fitted into mine. We were two pieces of a jigsaw; old and new, that only partially matched. Pressing and crushing harder to fit only … Continue reading Puzzle Pieces by Chloe Copland

Newmilns Food Festival 2019

Newmilns Food Festival is an annual festival in Newmilns established back in 2016 by the Newmilns Regeneration Association. It is returning again for a fourth year, with plans for it to be bigger and better than ever before. At the Newmilns Food Festival, there will be nearly 100 quality food and drink stalls and vendors … Continue reading Newmilns Food Festival 2019

Food Review – Unity Grill

This review is from a meal I had at Unity Grill, Ayr on Thursday 14th August 2019. Enjoy! Before we get started you can check out their Menu, for an idea of the prices and food on offer.     Main – BLT with Sourdough Bread The Bacon was superb and it really complimented the … Continue reading Food Review – Unity Grill

Owl Magic – The Ayrshire Owl and Raptor Centre

I’ve been aware of Owl Magic for several years now, and I’ve always thought they were awesome, so I thought it was about time I wrote a little piece to let people know a little more about them. As you can probably guess from the name, they deal with birds, more specifically Owls and Raptors, … Continue reading Owl Magic – The Ayrshire Owl and Raptor Centre

K-Fest 2019

K-Fest for those not in the know is an annual outdoor music festival in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. It's now in its third year and it just keeps getting better. It will be featuring the cream of the crop in terms of local and home grown talent with acts such as headliners: Elephant Sessions and support … Continue reading K-Fest 2019

Band Interview: Aw Naw

For newcomers, can you tell us who you guys all are and your favorite flower? Well individually we are Jamie Angus, Taylor Buntain, Ruaraidh Quinn and Glen Robertson but as an absolute unit we are Aw Naw, a genre-bending scheme rock band from the oxters of Ayrshire and between us we like orchids, thistles, lotuses … Continue reading Band Interview: Aw Naw

Interview with Nicola Caldwell (WG13)

First off, tell me about yourself? And the rest of the core team at WG13? My name is Nicola Caldwell, I am employed by the CVO East Ayrshire as Senior Job Coach with in their Social Enterprise café WG13. CVO East Ayrshire developed the WG13 project as an avenue into employment for those with additional … Continue reading Interview with Nicola Caldwell (WG13)

Author Interview: Hal Duncan

First off, Tell me about yourself? Well, the homophobic hate mail labelled me "THE.... Sodomite Hal Duncan!!" (sic) and that seems as good an intro as any. I'm a queer writer, mostly known for science fiction and fantasy, but I do a fair bit of spoken word too, not exactly the shy and retiring type, … Continue reading Author Interview: Hal Duncan

Interview with Ross Manson (KillieCast)

First off, tell me about yourselves? My Name is Ross Manson I am in my early 30’s and I have lived in Kilmarnock for 5 years and Andy Kerr is the singer in The Cairds and Killie supporter who has live in Kilmarnock all his life. Now tell me about KillieCast, and what are your aims … Continue reading Interview with Ross Manson (KillieCast)

Interview with Jane McCurrach (No One Dies Alone Ayrshire)

First off, tell me about yourself? And the rest of the core team at No One Dies Alone? We have 37 volunteers and 4 board members all made up of a wide range of people from health professionals and managers to ordinary people who have no experience of palliative care.  I am a Soul Midwife … Continue reading Interview with Jane McCurrach (No One Dies Alone Ayrshire)

Single Review: The Ranzas – One You Miss / Silhouette

The Ranzas are an Ayrshire based four piece group, who consider themselves to be New-wave Indie Fuzz Pop, they are made up of Lyle Kennedy on Vocals, Connor Adam on Guitar, Murray Brough on Bass and Julie Dunabie on Drums. You can check out another review I did of their music here, but for now … Continue reading Single Review: The Ranzas – One You Miss / Silhouette

Single Review: Twin Heart – Little Death

Twin Heart are a three piece alternative/emo pop band from Kilmarnock, Ayrshire made up of Murray Baxter on Drums, Dawn Baxter on Vocals and Kyle Roberts on Bass. I cannot recommend this band more highly and you’d be crazy to not to listen to it and I haven’t even gotten to the review yet, if … Continue reading Single Review: Twin Heart – Little Death

EP Review: Aboriginals – Infinite Cinema

Aboriginals are a four piece Ayrshire based Alternative Rock band made up of Andrew Hyslop on Lead Guitar, Calum Brown on Rhythm Guitar/Vocals, Craig Jamieson on Bass Guitar and Andrew Pick on Drums. ‘Won't You Be Mine’ starts off with some well paced percussion before melding beautifully with some chords. Next the vocalist joins in … Continue reading EP Review: Aboriginals – Infinite Cinema

Band Interview: The Apparents

So first of how did you all meet? We have all played in bands together for about 10 years. Various genres. We probably met through playing in various cover bands apart from big James the drummer. We found him in a lonely hearts ad. Where are you all from? We are all from Cumnock, Ayrshire apart … Continue reading Band Interview: The Apparents

Solo Musician Interview: Anna Sweeney

Where are you from? I grew up in Ayr. I live in Kilmarnock at the moment though. How long have you been playing your respective instrument(s)? Piano as long as I can remember! And I started playing guitar when I was fifteen. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? This album … Continue reading Solo Musician Interview: Anna Sweeney