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The Shop Front Improvement Scheme is funded through the Place Based Investment Programme and Scotland’s Towns Partnership

During Phase 1 (2021/2022) of the scheme, six community groups across East Ayrshire in:

  • Newmilns
  • Darvel
  • Stewarton
  • Cumnock
  • Kilmarnock and
  • Crosshouse

co-ordinated improvements to shop fronts in their town or village and over 50 businesses directly benefited from the scheme.

In most cases, the improvement work on shop fronts was carried out by local traders and contractors.  

Before and after photos can be found on our Love Local EA Instagram account.

Example of an improved shop front

Before and after photos of The Bobbin Café in Newmilns which was funded through Phase 1 of the Shop Front Improvement Scheme.

Shop front before

   Bobbin Cafe shop front - before photo

Shop front after

    Bobbin Cafe shop front - after photo

Contact Information


Community Led Regeneration Team
Council Headquarters
London Road
Telephone: 01563 576075