A teenager from Logan was selected as a member of Jessica Wright’s ‘style squad’ after entering Stagecoach’s #SquadOnBoard competition.

To enter, passengers were invited to send videos or photos of themselves via social media which they felt showed off their sense of individual style.

Megan Johnstone, 18, was recruited by the former TOWIE star at an event in Manchester as one of four squad members from across the UK.

The Stagecoach campaign highlighted and celebrated the diverse range of fashion tastes that exist among the country’s bus passengers.

And Megan joined the three other winners to take part in a photoshoot with Jessica for her Sistaglam clothing line in London.

After visiting Manchester, Megan said: “The fashion event was a brilliant day. It was really exciting and I was quite happy. I really enjoyed the experience.”


Rank outsider Bill Grant upset the odds by being voted MP for Cumnock.

He won the Ayr, Cumnock and Carrick constituency for the Tories in the General Election.

Since the redrawing of the boundaries for that seat it had been thought that no Conservative could flourish in a constituency where a large chunk of the communities retained the bitterness of the post miner-strike era.

Just ahead of the result being declared SNP supporters could be heard whispering that their gut instinct was that they had lost their seat.

But when the announcement was made, the sense of shock was palpable.

To cheers from a jubilant Conservative gathering, and gasps of shock from the other parties — and even some of the Tories themselves — it emerged that Bill Grant had sneaked up on the rail to be first past the finishing post.


A blot on Cumnock’s landscape was finally cleared after months of negotiating and planning.

The site, adjacent to East Ayrshire Community Hospital, had been used as a dumping ground for discarded tyres.

Patient safety was put at risk as it was feared that if the fires were set alight it would create an inferno of massive proportions.

A nearby business owner contacted the Chronicle and, after we highlighted the issue, others in the community expressed grave concerns.

Those were allayed after a clear up operation was carried out with fire and rescue crews at the heart of the work.

Alan Coughtrie, Station Manager at Cumnock, said: “On Thursday, June 15, I met with WH Malcolm Ltd, the contractor facilitating the uplift of tyres.

“They had accumulated on a storage site at 77 Ayr Road, Cumnock and after an excellent removal and recycling operation by them, I can confirm all tyres were removed.

“This was a great effort from all partners involved, including officers from the fire service, police and SEPA.

“East Ayrshire Council were also involved, as were local business owners at the site who were crucial in supporting this operation.

“By working with the partner agencies to create a safe and effective response plan during the operation, this has ultimately led to the removal of the tyres.”