Stevenston Town Council appointed contractors to carry out the work of rehabilitating Ardeer Quarry to create an area of scenic beauty.
An outline plan for the extension of Auchenharvie Swimming Pool to provide increased facilities at a cost of £116,000 was approved in principle by Stevenston Town Council.
The old farmhouse premises at Cranberry Moss, Kilwinning, were to be altered and adapted for use as a youth and community centre at an estimated cost of £150,000 , with IDC meeting the capital cost involved.
A mobile toilet unit was to be provided at West Kilbride Primary School.
Hundreds of school children in the Garnock Valley attended the Summer Playscheme despite bad weather.
The Secretary of State for Scotland, Mr William Ross, decided that both oil production platforms and a steelworks would be constructed on the Hunterston Peninsula.
An elderly Greenock man drowned and two Saltcoats men had to swim almost a mile to safety after their boat capsized near Largs.
The sugar shortage hit North Ayrshire badly with most shops already introducing rationing.
One hundred and twenty employees at the Beithcraft Furniture Factory, Beith, were laid off as a result of a disastrous fire which totally destroyed the main factory building.
The Secretary of State and the Scottish Association for Public Transport were urged by Cunninghame District Council to speed up the plans for improving the road network in North and Central Ayrshire.
A report from the Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee , backed up by a private letter from the committee chairman, enlarging on their findings, convinced Mr William Ross, Secretary of State for Scotland, that oil refineries were not suitable for the Hunterston Peninsula.
In a ' get-tough ' policy towards vandals West Kilbride District Council agreed that persons convicted of vandalism would have to pay damages to the council and would be banned from using council recreational facilities.
The cost of building new council houses at Ardeer Recreation Ground, Stevenston, soared by £1000 a house because of the need to strengthen foundations.
Beithcraft Furniture Company announced that work on a new ultra-modern factory would begin - only five weeks after their factory was destroyed by fire.
The Rev Norman Pritchard was inducted to the charge of St Andrew's Church, West Kilbride.
It was announced that the substantial increase in traffic between Ardrossan and Brodick would lead to the replacement of the existing ferry, mv Caledonia, by a larger ship next year.
An imprtant step towards the manufacture, commercially, at Ardeer of a 'safe ' smoking mixture was made when ITL were given clearance to carry out consumer acceptance studies on the Ardeer-developed new smoking material.