The entrepreneur leading a revival of her hometown
When Diageo announced a plan to close the Johnnie Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock, Marie Macklin was at the forefront of a campaign to save it.
In 2009 she was among 20,000 people who marched through her hometown calling for the factory and 700 jobs to be saved.
But now the businesswoman, who grew up in the nearby Onthank estate, is leading the regeneration of the site.
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