The year is nearly over - so we thought this would be a great time to look back at some of our best stories from 2023.

We're starting today with our articles from January to June - with another instalment to follow for the second half of the year.

Do you remember these Chronicle stories?


New Cumnock's Burnton Farm up for sale with Galbraith Group

Cumnock Chronicle: Burnton FarmBurnton Farm (Image: Galbraith)
Over 8,500 people viewed this story about the farm's listing on the market.

Ayr hotel bought over by Cumnock- based RAD Hotel Group

Cumnock Chronicle: Fairfield House Hotel AyrFairfield House Hotel Ayr (Image: RAD Hotel Group)
Cumnock's RAD bought over the Ayr hotel and it caught people's attention.


Caponacre Industrial Estate worker taken to hospital

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There was plenty of interest in February as a worker at Caponacre Industrial Estate was taken to hospital.

Maggie's café owner Auchinleck sees gap in the market

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A new business opened in Auchinleck as Maggie's café came to the Main Street.


Youngsters arrested as heavy police presence is spotted in Auchinleck

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A group of youngsters were tracked down using heat-detecting equipment, as a heavy police presence was spotted.

Demolition starts at much-loved former hotel in Auchinleck

Cumnock Chronicle: Railway Hotel, AuchinleckRailway Hotel, Auchinleck (Image: Charlie Gilmour)
Thousands of readers were upset to hear about the demolition of the Railway Hotel in Auchinleck.


EGGER plans £50m Auchinleck site expansion

Cumnock Chronicle: EGGER's Barony site near Auchinleck
Wood products firm EGGER lodged a 'proposal of application notice' with East Ayrshire Council for the expansion of its site on Barony Road.

Die-hard Talbot fan pens hilarious song for Cumnock as rivals reach cup final

Cumnock Chronicle: Heather Morrison wrote the song for her Cumnock-daft palHeather Morrison wrote the song for her Cumnock-daft pal (Image: NQ Archive)
A die-hard Auchinleck Talbot supporter swallowed her pride and wrote a song of good luck to fierce local rivals Cumnock Juniors.


Prime Prep business opens its doors in Cumnock

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May was a good month for Cumnock as a new business opened in the town, with Colleen Young and Kriss Steven launching Prime Prep on Lugar Street.

Glenmuckloch hydro plans 'could create 14,000 new jobs'

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There was plenty of interest in the news that the conversion of a disused mine near Cumnock into a major electricity supplier could bring a massive jobs boost to the area.


Orange Lodge parade taking through Cumnock

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People were keen to find out the details of a huge parade that was planned through the streets of the town.

Last-gasp goal brings Junior Cup back to Cumnock

Cumnock Chronicle: Sides continued to compete for a place in the final of this year's Scottish Junior Cup.
There were joyous celebrations as a last-minute Findlay Frye goal helped Cumnock Juniors bring the Scottish Junior Cup back to Townhead Park for the first time since 1989.

More stories from 2023 will be shared on the Chronicle very soon.