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McIlvanney’s next chapter marks new era for education in East Ayrshire

William McIlvanney was a former Kilmarnock Academy pupil, who became a teacher, before achieving global recognition for his writing. He died in 2015. To formally mark the campus opening, a...

Council to build new £6 million school in heart of Bellsbank

Plans to build a new primary school were already in place, with £4.65 million set aside for the work. However, an additional £1.65 million from the Scottish Government Early Learning...

Best feet forward for East Ayrshire’s young dancers this summer

Themed on circus acts and the excitement of the Big Top and organised by East Ayrshire Council’s Creative Minds Team, the first summer school took place at Cumnock Academy at...


Schools and pupils rewarded for dyslexia friendly approach

Fourteen amazing schools and specialist provisions received a prestigious award at the fourth annual East Ayrshire Dyslexia Friendly Schools Award Ceremony, held at Dumfries House, Cumnock earlier this month. East...

Kilmaurs Primary recognised by First Minister at special award ceremony

The First Minister’s Reading Challenge, in partnership with the Scottish Book Trust, encourages young people to read for pleasure. The Challenge is designed to help schools get primary school pupils...

Grange Academy wins hat trick of titles

Dominating this year’s Scottish schools competitions, Grange’s S1 team won the Ayrshire Cup and the Scottish Cup, the S2 team won the Ayrshire Cup and the Scottish Cup and the...