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Let's take a look back at the best moments of 2017

As we near the end of 2017, we take a look back at one of the best moments of each month.


January


As the magnum closed, the new leisure centre named Irvine Portal opened to the public.


February


Plans to breathe new life into Ayr's historic town centre got underway. Contractors moved onto the site on the town's High Street as they prepared some buildings for demolition, paving the way towards the construction of a new Riverside Block.



March


Girvan Quay leisure centre was handed over to management to open to the public.



April


The Red Arrows team were confirmed for the Scottish International Airshow - this was one of the most shared articles in April.



May


The Ardrossan Coastguard Team were tasked on the 22nd May to save a dog in the water.


The dog was quickly located trapped underneath the harbour, and it quickly became apparent the dog had been in the water for sometime and was nearing the point of exhaustion, however, armed with doggy biscuits the team managed to save the dog.



June


Glasgow Prestwick Airport started an Airspace Change consultation, inviting members of the public to see its plans and contribute their views. 



July


The biggest story of July was a crazy van driver who crashed into Ayr Police Station just before taking off and being chased by police for miles.



August


One of South Ayrshire’s best loved school lollipop men was rewarded for his dedication to his job with a national award win. 



September


Ayr gold cup cancelled for the first time in living memory.



October


Club De Mar takes the last gasp as the country's longest-running Nightclub before new operators move in.



November


Plans to build a new Queen Margaret Academy in Ayr are a step closer with the official contracts now signed after reaching financial close. 



December


Spectacular aerial displays are set to return to skies off the South Ayrshire coast after the Council agreed a new deal for the Scottish International Airshow.



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