Ayrshire town to be featured in new BBC Scotland TV documentary

A TOsubordinate Ayrshire Town will be featured in a new series about what moves Scottish communities.

And BBC reporter Ian Hamilton, with his trusty guide dog Major, cumnock

The area is featured in a new series ‘My Kind of Town’.

And Ian will hear all about local efforts to turn the area into the country’s first ‘green’ town.

Surprisingly, two-thirds of Scots do not live in large cities or the countryside. They live in towns.

Ian and Major travel to four different Scottish towns in this next series to learn more about them.

In the first episode scheduled to go out the week before COP 26, on Wednesday, October 27, Ian said: cumnock to hear how the town’s green ambitions are.

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The town, once an important coal mining centre, now wants to generate all its electricity from renewable energy and be carbon neutral.

Ian and Major also Ayrshire The town visits the UK’s largest fire truck manufacturer, a company specializing in modular home construction, and takes a trip to youth community hub Yipworld and chats with Derek King at Cumnock Juniors.

Ian Hamilton (right) speaks to Derek King at Cumnock Juniors
Ian Hamilton (right) speaks to Derek King at Cumnock Juniors

He also goes on a trip to learn about organic farming. Mosgiel farm and eco-friendly gardening Mannequin House, and meets with Keir Mitchell, local band Limits, and discuss the local heritage and how young people see it.

Ian said: “People cumnock they are really proud of their town… they look forward to a brighter future.”

In successive episodes, they travel to Shotts in North Lanarkshire and Arbroath.

Finally, in the final run of this run, Ian and Major leave the dry land and cross the Minch to Stornoway, the capital of the Western Isles.

Stornoway looks to the future with plans for a new large port to attract cruise ships and more commercial investment.

Ian added: “I want to get away from all obsolete narratives and go deeper into these places.

“What are the community and generation dynamics? Where are the old timers and who are the new kids on the block?”

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