Kilmarnock Town Centre Transformation

October 31, 2017 by  

Members of the public are being invited to have their say in the transformation of Kilmarnock’s town centre.

East Ayrshire Council have announced plans that could see the transformation of various parts of the town centre.

And the local authority are asking the public to share their opinions on the ambitious new ideas for the town, this weekend.

A public engagement event will take place this Saturday, October 28, in the Citizens Advice Bureau in the Foregate.

On display will be proposals for the future of four key areas, The Foregate, Sandbed Street, the main shopping area and the John Finnie Street Embankment.

And the Council are keen to get everyone’s input, with a chance to vote on what you see as high, medium or low priority for future actions in the town centre.

The event will run from 2pm to 4.30pm and will be manned by the council’s planning team and TGP landscape architects, who will be further developing any ideas which come to the fore, and who will be on hand to explain and discuss the proposals, illustrated by an exhibition with concept drawings.

Plans to redevelop centre of Kilmarnock announced

October 18, 2017 by  

Proposals that could potentially bring about a major transformation of the town centre in Kilmarnock have been announced by East Ayrshire Council, with the aim of gauging the thoughts of those living there.

The council is providing residents with the chance to [Read more]

Legendary punk band coming to Kilmarnock

September 26, 2017 by  

One of the longest running and most successful bands to emerge from the punk rock music era of the 1970s have announced that they will be coming to Kilmarnock next year for a concert.

The Stranglers had a number of chart hits during [Read more]

Connect for Growth B2B Exhibition

September 12, 2017 by  

The Chamber business to business trade event continues to be the highlight of the Ayrshire business calendar and, during Business Week, offers a unique, cost effective vehicle to showcase your products and services to other business exhibitors and prospective customers. Featuring over 100 stands, The Connect for Growth trade exhibition enables you to reach out and build links, source products, network with a wide audience and win new business.

Minuteman Press Kilmarnock will have a stand at the exhibition. Drop in and visit us and find out what we can do for your business.

The exhibition will be held at the Park Hotel, Kilmarnock on the 10th October 2017 doors open at 9am.

Ayrshire Hospice Fundraising Event

August 23, 2017 by  

Award winning Colour Dash event is returning to Eglinton Park on Sunday 10th September 2017.

Guaranteed to be the most colourful, fun 5k you’ll ever do! You don’t have to run – you can walk, skip, jump, dance or even hop the distance – whatever takes your fancy. Just be prepared for a kaleidoscope of colour to rain down over you and your fellow runners, leaving you looking like a brightly- coloured rainbow. Lots of entertainment to get you warmed up beforehand and even more afterwards, when you can sit back and enjoy your well-deserved complimentary burger!

Minuteman Press Kilmarnock will be entering a team to raise funds for the Ayrshire Hospice.

Happy Mondays to ‘Step On’ to Kilmarnock at Christmas

August 15, 2017 by  

One of the biggest British bands of the 1990s, and one that still enjoys a firm following to this day, will be coming to Kilmarnock to perform a reunion gig at the end of this year.

Legendary ‘Madchester’ band the [Read more]

Kilmarnock Festival Friday 28th – Sunday 30th July

July 24, 2017 by  

Save the date! K-Fest promises a weekend of inspirational activities and events from a variety of talented local performers – come along, bring some friends and join in the fun. Support Kilmarnock and let’s change the record.

Loudoun Musical Society will launch the weekend with a great musical evening in a very unique and atmospheric setting of the New Laigh Kirk. This free performance will start sharp at 7.30pm, there’s no need to book, although arriving early is recommended.  Soundtracks and Showstoppers promises to be a memorable start to a weekend of good food, great company and fantastic entertainment.


Saturday will see Celebrate Kilmarnock return to the streets of the town centre. Bring the family and take part in a range of activities and sports provided by local groups and clubs. All our usual activities and attractions will be there for the kids to enjoy.


K-Fest promotes and celebrates a myriad of local groups and voluntary organisations, a showcase of the wonderful work these groups deliver in our communities throughout the year. Watch our town centre streets come alive with activities and entertainment, and the Cross transformed into an all singing, all dancing performance space for the day. A great family event not to be missed.


If it’s great food and refreshments you’re after, then get yourself along to one of Kilmarnock’s Pubwatch establishments. They all offer their own unique experience and collectively offer a heady mixture of good ale, fine wine, delicious food and live entertainment. Add to these a warm welcome, conversation and hospitality and you have the ingredients of an incredible experience. Each bar/restaurant will have their own individual K-Fest special offers, so be sure to check them out!

Awards success for Kilmarnock companies

July 18, 2017 by  

The business community in Kilmarnock has received a major vote of confidence after no fewer than six of the town’s small [Read more]

UFC fighter from Kilmarnock looking forward to bout

June 19, 2017 by  

An aspiring Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) competitor who lives in Kilmarnock is preparing for what will be the most important bout of her career thus far, when she fights in Glasgow next month.

Joanne Calderwood represents [Read more]

Countdown to Scottish Open 2017

June 15, 2017 by  

The countdown is on for The Scottish Open 2017 in Irvine which takes place at Dundonald Links from July 13th to 16th.

It was reported this week that superstar Rory McIlroy will be taking part in the Aberdeen Asset Management sponsored golf event. He will take part along with a host of big names in what should be a fantastic weekend of golf which is bound to draw large numbers of spectators to Irvine in Ayrshire, hopefully to the benefit of the local business community.

Minuteman Press owner Gary McSkimming who is based in Kilmarnock in Ayrshire and services businesses in the Irvine area with printing, promotional products and design services shares that excitement and said, “the town of Irvine has many different small to medium businesses ranging from food, restaurants, guest houses, gifts shops, retail and services and an event like this can be fantastic for the local economy. It so exciting to see this type of event coming to Ayrshire”.

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