Tourist tackles food challenge in Kilmarnock

November 23, 2018 by  

Kilmarnock may have found a unique way of boosting its appeal to tourists after a man travelled all the way from the Czech Republic to take part in a food challenge.

Radim Dvoracek is aged 28 and embarked on a journey through [Read more]

Double joy for nursery in Kilmarnock

October 18, 2018 by  

A nursery in Kilmarnock is celebrating a double triumph, after it scooped both an award and a top grade in a report earlier this month.

Hillbank Early Childhood Centre was visited by [Read more]

Gerry Cinnamon is coming to Kilmarnock

September 28, 2018 by  

Indie folk star Gerry Cinnamon is set to perform in Kilmarnock as part of his latest tour.

The singer was known as Gerry Crosbie when he was [Read more]

Change of name planned for beloved Kilmarnock pub

August 21, 2018 by  

A popular pub in Kilmarnock has recently undergone a name change, as the venue’s new owners look to freshen things up.

Jackie Kyle and Ian Campbell have been in charge of the pub, called [Read more]

Kilmarnock gig for US indie band

July 11, 2018 by  

An indie rock band from the United States are set to play a show in Kilmarnock this summer.

We Are Scientists were formed 18 years ago and have gained [Read more]

Festival to return to Kilmarnock

June 19, 2018 by  

After an absence of four years, it has been announced that a popular music festival is set to return to Kilmarnock towards the end of the year.

The Dirty Weekender attracted huge audiences for the four years that it [Read more]

Kilmarnock to get new burger bar

May 7, 2018 by  

A burger bar that has established itself as one of the most popular eateries in Ayrshire has announced that it is planning to open a new branch in Kilmarnock.

7 Saints has proven to be a real hit with [Read more]

Lego tour coming to Kilmarnock

April 24, 2018 by  

The appeal of Lego is not limited to youngsters and Kilmarnock residents will be able to check out some spectacular creations this summer, when a tour hits town.

This tour is being called ‘Bricktropolis’ and it will be making its way around the globe, with its first port of call being Kilmarnock. The event will officially be launched at the town’s [Read more]

HALO Kilmarnock hosts students

March 30, 2018 by  

A group of students from the local area were recently given the opportunity to take a sneak peek behind the scenes of a major development being built in Kilmarnock.

HALO Kilmarnock is being developed at a cost of [Read more]

6 great ways to boost your creativity at work.

March 16, 2018 by  

Never a truer saying than from Albert Einstein himself “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Creativity isn’t just for artists and designers after all…. Whatever your job role, bringing a little ‘out of the box’ thinking is sure to add value to your business acumen. But let’s face it, it happens to us all from time to time… we’re at work and the creative juices refuse to flow despite everything you are trying. Here are six great ways to boost your creativity:

Find inspiration

There’s no better way to start than to find yourself a muse. Be it art, music, quotes, whatever you can find to give you that creative brain wave. Why not start by copying someone else’s style? As long as it’s not blatant plagiarism it’s quite common to use other people’s work as a starting point to find your own way.

Use social media

On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest? Social media is a great platform to find and connect with other creative people. Get involved in group discussions, comment on your favourite photos, anything to get a creative dialogue started that might jolt your own creative juices.

Look after yourself

When we are physically active the body releases endorphins which make you feel good. It’s much easier to have your mind free and clear when you are in a positive and free thinking mood. When you feel your best, you perform your best. Make sure you also get adequate rest and eat healthy foods too.

Practice makes perfect

When you first start a project your end result is rarely your desired result. This is absolutely normal. Creating something from scratch is often a lengthy process which mostly consists of trial and error.

Stop and think

We all need a little down time and certainly even 10/15 minutes a day of quiet thinking is beneficial not only for our mental health but should help you feel rebooted to get that creativity kicking in.

Start small

Perhaps you want to completely rebrand your company, or maybe you are gearing up to exhibit at the next big show… Although it’s great to have the end goal in mind and look at the bigger picture, it can often be extremely daunting and leave you feeling like you don’t know where to start. Try setting yourself some smaller targets and then tick them off your list so you feel like you have achieved something every day.

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