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April 1st saw a change of franchise operator in Scotland. It is goodbye to First Group and we welcome Abellio. - Read more 

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There are no changes to the rail timetable introduced on 18th December 2014 with regards services between Kilmarnock - Ayr - Girvan and Stranraer. There are currently no engineering works to report.

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This weekend (Sunday, May 10th) is the Ballantrae Food Festival. At the end of May is the Mull of Galloway Trail. Read More

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Welcome to Scotland's first Community Rail Partnership

SAYLSA is the Community Rail Partnership for the Stranraer to Ayr line. Now in our 8th year, we are Scotland’s first Community Rail Partnership working to connect the local community and visitors to south-west Scotland and this scenic and historic route between Ayr and the former ferry port of Stranraer - Read More. 


Our website explains how you can get involved with our work, the projects we are undertaking in support of the line as well as providing travel information. If you would like to comment on the line, our work, this website or on how we can improve our services to you, please get in touch. 


We welcome all enquiries and look forward to hearing from you. 

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Our strategic partners

SAYLSA is comprised of individuals, communities, statutory authorities and the rail industry.

Our Strategic Partners include ScotRail operator of the line's rail services, Barrhill, Dailly, Girvan, Maybole and Pinmore & Pinwherry Community Councils, Barrhill Community Interest Company, Wigtownshire Chamber of Commerce, Dumfries & Galloway Council, South Ayrshire Council and SWestrans. 

We are observers to SWestrans the Regional Transport Partnership for Dumfries and Galloway and liaise with SPT, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.


SAYLSA has received funding from the following sources: 

Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP)

Ayrshire LEADER

Barrhill Community Interest Company Carrick Futures

Community Chest Fund

Department of Work and Pensions Future Job Fund

Girvan Community Council


Climate Challenge Fund

South Ayrshire Council

South West Regional Transport Partnership (SWestrans)

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT)