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Lifetime Achievement community Award for Les McCammont

Saltcoats’ very own Leslie McCammont received a lifetime achievement award at the West Sound and West FM Community Awards.

He was presented with his award by Alastiar Crabb of Scotia Double Glazing (the sponsors of the event) at a gala awards ceremony held at Ayr Racecourse. He had been nominated by his local community for his work with the local Air Training Corps, for which he has been working for over 45 years.

Les is currently the Commanding Officer of 1138 (Ardrossan) Squadron and holds the rank of Flight Lieutenant. He works everyday to encourage and inspire young people of the community to get off the streets and develop their interests and skills in sports, discipline, aviation, in order to build self-respect for themselves and do something for the benefit of the community.

His contribution to his community can perhaps be best judged from this glowing tribute that one of his nominations gave him:

“Over the years Les has not only juggled his time working for the Air Training Corps but has also served our community as a Fire Fighter, Special Constable and more recently the Chieftain of the Ardrossan Highland Games jointly with his twin brother, Tom. Within the cadets, Les has given youngsters a chance to be something when others may have thought they were not worth bothering about. He has an ability to see the good and potential in others and to push them into being all they can be… Les should have retired from service within the Air cadets nearly five years ago but has continued to extend his service, despite ill health, to further serve both the Air Training Corps and our local community. Without a doubt, if Les had not participated as fully within our community, many young people would not have gained the experience, knowledge and confidence to reach their goals.”

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Getting To Know The Three Towns

Getting To Know The Three Towns

The Three Towns known as Saltcoats, Stevenson and Ardrossan, are situated around the beautiful, beachy bay of Brodick. They are found just to the North West of the area of Kilwinning. Each town offer up an array of historic landmarks, shopping strips and lots of things to do and see and they are all conveniently located close to the Isle of Arran. Read the full story

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The Famous Eglington Country Park

The Famous Eglington Country Park

Just east of Saltcoats, on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Kilwinning, is the enchanting world that surrounds you when you enter Eglinton Country Park. Trails for horses, bicycles and pedestrians wind through the property. These trails take you through woodlands, along rivers and streams, and fields exposing you to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Changing seasons bring new delights to the environment and you may never tire of visiting this delightful park. Read the full story

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What To See When Walking The Saltcoats Town Trail

What To See When Walking The Saltcoats Town Trail

The Saltcoats Town Trail is truly a wonder unto itself. Letting you see many historical landmarks as well as modern day buildings and businesses, the trail is a loop that one can walk around the main part of the town area. Walking the trail will take you back in time and let you experience the laid back attitude that many Saltcoats inhabitants enjoyed and pretty much still do. Read the full story

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