Ayrshire Business News Headlines:
Aromatics boss scents
sweet smell of success
THE boss of one of Scotland's best known toiletries firms is putting his faith in the pull of the high street.
Setting up shop in the city and centralising the company's distribution arm in Ayrshire, Andrew Russell, of Arran Aromatics, is intent on shaping the future of the 16-year-old business.
Troon kids get a taste
for cafe culture
A NEW kids' cafe in Troon, Ayrshire has taken chips off the menu and introduced healthy meals. Former chartered accountant Jane Hoey hit on the idea of a child-friendly cafe after searching for places to take her own two children - Caitlin, nearly three, and Charlie, 10 months.
Way clear for Open return to Turnberry
The final obstacle in the long-awaited plan to bring the Open Championship back to Turnberry has been removed and a decision to take golf's oldest major back to the Ayrshire links in 2009 now seems to be a formality.
The Open is reckoned to be worth £50m to the local economy.
Two pints of lager and a great
food experience please, landlord
One establishment highlighted in the guide is the family-run Sorn Inn, in Ayrshire, set up just three years ago, which is the only gastropub in Scotland to receive a coveted star.
Craig Grant, the owner, found out about its inclusion last week and expects a boom in trade following publication of the guide. He said: "In most pubs across central Scotland the menus are virtually the same. We wanted to do something different and spotted a niche market for fine dining. It certainly seems to be working for us, and we are delighted to be included in the guide."
Cameron in pledge to Scots Tories
He made the pledge during a visit to Ayr, before taking part in a campaign hustings event in Perth with rival candidate David Davis.