Ayr Independent Shops Make STV News at Six (Glasgow & West) Thursday, 1st April 2010

April 12, 2010 by  

No, this wasn’t an April Fool!  The delightful Kelly-Anne Bishop (roving Reporter and TV Presenter) came to Ayr on Thursday 1st April to report on the Ayr independent shops leaflet initiative launched by Christopher Woodland of Bella Home & Gifts and Jeff Whittle of Minuteman Press Printing.

Kelly-Anne and her cameraman Michael spent an hour and a half filming in the town centre.  There are clips of Christopher Woodland receiving the first leaflets and an interview with Jeff Whittle.  She also took time to interview local folk (“Vox Pop”) on their views of the Ayr independent shops leaflet.

Here is the link:

Fast forward to 15 minutes  48 seconds into the programme and the report about Ayr Independent shops lasts approximately 1.5 minutes.

(Please note it can only be viewed in the UK and it will be on the STV player until the end of the month)

Apart from Bella Home & Gifts and Minuteman Printing, STV also managed to film: Chisholms and Kiss & Make Up.   Unfortunately, time was of the essence and Kelly-Anne Bishop had to race back to Glasgow to edit and prepare the clip for the evening news bulletin, so there was not enough time to film the other Ayr independent shops featured on the leaflet of:

  • Bearing Gifts
  • Cookery Nook
  • The Frame Shop
  • Hot Rooms Interiors
  • Kii Design
  • L & T Decor
  • Luna V
  • Ozstyle
  • Pillar Box
  • Small Talk Cafe
  • The Wickery
  • World of Art

Thanks to Kelly-Anne Bishop  of STV, a number of people have ventured into the town centre to discover the Ayr independent shops and to benefit from the discount featured on the leaflet!