Alex Burns

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BEST OF SCOTLAND Our pick of Scotland's seven best libraries

Most of us will have fond memories of spending time in a library during childhood, but the institutions that were once an integral part of our communities are now under threat, with a combination of budget cuts and a move to digital learning leaving some Scottish libraries on the brink of closure. But all is not lost. While some libraries face an uncertain future, Scotland still has an impressive collection of thriving independent libraries that defy the suggestion they have no future in our digital world.

Sponsored Major food festival coming to Ayrshire this month

Covering some of Scotland’s most fertile land, Ayrshire boasts an enviable combinationof coastline, hills, rivers and productive fields. It’s no wonder, therefore, that the region is home to an exceptional number of independent food producers.