The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Winners of the 2008 South Ayrshire Council
Calendar Competition announced

STUDENTS from Ayr College, whose photographs have been selected to appear in the 2008 South Ayrshire Council calendar, attended the calendar launch at a ceremony hosted by Provost Winifred Sloan at the Council’s headquarters.

[Pictured at the calendar launch ceremony are the winning photographers, Provost Winifred Sloan, Councillors and Ayr College staff.]

The calendar has been produced as part of the Council’s arrangements for Public Performance Reporting, which it must publish under the terms of the Local Government in Scotland Act, 2003. The Act requires local authorities to develop ways of identifying who their stakeholders are, the information they need and want and how that information may best be transmitted to them, and then to respond accordingly.

The students submitted photographs that they thought reflected South Ayrshire, and from these a photograph was chosen for each month of the year and one for the front cover. The colourful 2008 calendar shows the beauty and diverse nature of South Ayrshire. Information in the calendar highlights the key areas of the Council’s performance, information about Councillors, contact details and where to find further information about the Council.

Each student whose work had been chosen to appear in the calendar was presented with a cheque by Provost Sloan. After presenting the prizes Provost Sloan said: “The standard of entries from the Ayr College students was very high and made selecting the winners a hard task. The free calendar has proved very popular in previous years, and it is something that people put up in their homes or places of business and look at all year round. People can admire the photographs, read about Council services and also have plenty of room to put in birthdays, appointments and other details.”

The winning photograph entries will be displayed within the Rozelle Galleries during the month of December so that members of the public may view them.

The Council’s 2008 calendar, which is FREE, will be available now. This year, to reflect the view that not all households wish the calendar delivered to their home, the Council is instead making it available from Council offices and a range of other locations.

Anyone who is unable to uplift a calendar and would like one posted to them should contact the Council’s Customer Services Team on telephone number 0845 601 2020 or e-mail staff at

The winners of the calendar competition are:

Front Cover - Flowers - Claire Maxwell
January - Culzean - Stephanie Weichert
February - Ayrshire Beach - Shona Cutt
March - Golfing at Prestwick - John Paul Docherty
April - Fishing Boats, Girvan - Steven Clark
May - Crossraguel, Maybole - Claire Maxwell
June - Black Swan, Ayr - Shona Cutt
July - Kirkmichael - Ryan Holland
August - Greenan Castle - Claire Maxwell
September - Craigie House - Ryan Holland
October - Evening Sunset at Dunure - Shona Cutt
November - Crossraguel - Claire Maxwell
December - Alloway Auld Kirk - Ryan Holland

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