Three primary schools and an individual from North Ayrshire have beaten off stiff competition from across Scotland to be selected as finalists at this year’s Scottish Education Awards. St Winning’s Primary School has been shortlisted for the Making Languages Come Alive Award, St Mary’s Primary School is a finalist for the Employability across Learning (Primary) Award, and Corsehill Primary School is in the running for the Science, Technologies, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Award.
Kilwinning’s Beth Brownings Bakery took the National Gold Award for its well fired roll along with a host of other top prizes. The 2017 Scottish Baker of the Year Awards were presented by Mich Turner MBE at a glittering ceremony hosted by Scottish Bakers. The bakery also secured Regional Winner for its Well Fired Roll, Regional Silver for Scotch Pie and Regional Bronze for their White Bread.
Irvine’s community councillors have asked the police to provide them with their own speed gun. At their meeting on Wednesday last week, Sgt Jason Peter invited the community councillors out to try out hand held speed cameras on Kilwinninng road to mark UN Global Road Safety week May 8 to 14. But Secretary Bill Anderson wants to take the fight against speeding drivers further and asked if the police could let them have their own speed gun.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".