uk.local.ayrshire is for the discussion of issues relating to the Ayrshire
area, which includes all the mainland and island towns and villages included
in the old County boundaries and now identified as East, South and North
The area has a population in excess of 281,540 according to govt. surveys.
Contributions are welcome from people who: Live, study, work or have an
interest in the area, culture, history, sport, festivals and other attractions
or plan to visit the area.
Advertising is forbidden except for:
Suppliers of relevant local goods and services may post a pointer to their
website or an invitation to request details. This may not exceed four lines
and can only be posted no more often than once every two months. The
subject line should read "
Participants in discussions may include references & URL's to their Ayrshire
related business in their .sig. Announcements of community & arts events,
comments on local political policies, environmental issues, support requests,
opportunities for education, training and advancement or any other information
that is of direct relevance to the people of Ayrshire are welcome.
Messages posted to this newsgroup must not be cross-posted to more than a
TOTAL of four uk.local.* newsgroups; these may be geographically adjacent or
overlapping, or connected by the subject of the post (e.g. "moving house from
Kircaldy to Kilmarnock").
Note that the advertising of widely-available goods or services is *not*
relevant in this context, and that most uk.local.* groups have restrictions on
advertising, or prohibit it. Cross- posted adverts, where allowed, must meet
the requirements of the charters of *all* groups involved.
All posts must be in plain text; HTML and other types of formatted text are
forbidden. Posting URLs of relevant Internet sites, where appropriate, is
encouraged. With the explicit exception of PGP signatures, all encoded
binaries are forbidden. Forbidden binaries include, but are not limited to:
pictures, sounds, word processor documents, executable programs and "business
cards". You are invited to read a guide on the World Wide Web at
http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html for further information on how to
configure your newsreader to post to uk* newsgroups.
Anyone posting advertisements, binaries or other material contrary to
this charter may be reported to their ISP or postmaster.
uk.local.ayrshire Ayrshire, Scotland