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The University of the West of Scotland has transformed Ayr, writes Ken Mann
The vital signs are good as Ayr looks forward to a wealthier future. Ken Mann takes the town's pulse
Preserving historic buildings is cementing a brighter future for all, finds Neil Clark
Positive people drive recovery, says Dr Robert Crawford
With comparatively healthy numbers of residents and jobs, a move to attract new people and businesses back to the town centre is sure to revitalise historic Ayr, writes Dominic Ryan
The Scottish Government and its partners appreciate role of towns. By Alex Neil MSP