At the start of the new year, we have brought together the second part of our look at our most read stories of 2023.

This time we're looking at the stories from between July and December, following on from our look at the first half of the year.

READ MORE: Most read Chronicle stories from January to June

Do you remember these stories? Click the links to take you to the original story on the Cumnock Chronicle website.

July

Cumnock Chronicle: Cumnock Factory OutletCumnock Factory Outlet (Image: NQ Archive)

It was sad news as a fire forced the closure of Cumnock Factory Outlet towards the end of the month. It's not set to reopen until later this year.

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Cumnock Chronicle: David Welsh took over the Crafty Coffee shopDavid Welsh took over the Crafty Coffee shop (Image: NQ Archive)

It was some good news in Mauchline as the town had a new café open up. Sadly, it has since closed.

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August

Cumnock Chronicle: Sharma Lee Spirituality shop on Loudoun StreetSharma Lee Spirituality shop on Loudoun Street (Image: NQ Archive)

Staying in Mauchline, and following the decision to close the popular Sharma Lee Spirituality shop on Loudoun Street, the owner decided to reverse course and stay open after a huge outpouring of support from the public.

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Cumnock Chronicle: Crawick MultiverseCrawick Multiverse (Image: Crawick Multiverse)

There was huge interest in the news that Scouting For Girls would be performing at Music at the Multiverse festival at Crawick Multiverse in September.

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September

Cumnock Chronicle: Jay Blades at Dumfries House.Jay Blades at Dumfries House. (Image: PA)

People were keen to learn that The Repair Shop host, Jay Blades, was due to make an appearance at Dumfries House.

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Cumnock Chronicle: Fitfest.Fitfest. (Image: Charlie Gilmour)

There was a great turnout n New Cumnock as hundreds of people gathered for the Fit Fest event, hosted by New Cumnock Development Trust (NCDT).

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October

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There was a lot of love as Cumnock's Curtainwise celebrated its 35th year in business.

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There was good news in Cumnock as a new team took over The Victoria Inn pub on The Square and opened after a makeover.

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November

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More good news for Cumnock as, just across the road from The Victoria Inn, The Clydesdale restaurant opened its doors in the former Clydesdale bank building.

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Cumnock Chronicle: Auchinleck.Auchinleck. (Image: NQ Archive)

One of the more serious stories of the year, as a lot of attention was paid after a weekend of chaos in Auchinleck and Cumnock which saw multiple arrests, a police officer injured and officers with riot gear on the streets.

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December

Cumnock Chronicle: Nan McMurdo MBENan McMurdo MBE (Image: NQ Archive)
The year came to a close with news that the Nan McMurdo Memorial Fund, set up in memory of the former Cumnock community champion, had reached the end of its lifespan.

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Cumnock Chronicle: The Nello's team.The Nello's team. (Image: NQ Archive)
Nello's, in Townhead Street, won a 'highly recommended' accolade at the Scottish Italian Awards.