Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s volunteers in Ayrshire will each be awarded a commemorative royal badge of honour during National Volunteers Week (1st - 7th June) to mark the charity’s achievement of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award.
after discussions last week a dedicated executive sub-group to work on the Girvan swimming pool project by South Carrick Community Leisure (SCCL) and South Ayrshire Council has been established.
Did you know that the wildlife of Carrick is being kept in safe hands by a charity called the Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Trust?
South Ayrshire Seniors Forum is to stage the second of its Information Road Shows in Maybole at the end of the month.
British Telecom has announced this week that it has reached 464,700 hotspots in Scotland, including around 32,300 across Ayrshire.
The sight of the French tricolour flying high over Girvan’s McKechnie Institute has signalled the imminent arrival in the town of a group from its “twin” Torcy in France.
On Saturday 18th May 69 local bowlers competed in an Invitation Triples Round Robin competition sponsored by Paul McIntyre.
Ayr Roads CC/Harry Fairbairn BMW claimed their 1st win of the season last Wednesday evening through a fantastic ride by Gary Maher in the East Kilbride Road Race.
Girvan masters runner Kerry-Liam Wilson travelled over to Belfast for the city marathon and came away with a higher placing and faster time than he did at last year’s event.
Ayr Roads CC/Harry Fairbairn BMW had three riders representing the club at the Margaret Dooley Trophy ten-mile TT held on the West Ferry course in Bishopton last Wednesday evening.
At the time of writing, the weather has taken a turn for the better with settled easterlies and a spell of warmish temperatures to boost the sport.
The Girvan ladies competed for the Arran Rosebowl on Wednesday May 8, which provided a very healthy win for Kathleen Thomson on 33 Stableford points, with Liz Neill 30 and Elinor Heggie 29 points.
Anybody who was watching the British Soap Awards last Sunday evening will have noticed that Coronation Street did extremely well – due in part to the harrowing Tyronne and Kirsty storyline.
On Saturday night from 8pm on BBC-1 there will be the annual Eurovision Song Contest – a television event which was first screened in 1956.
Well, last week we covered the history of Girvan’s Stumpy, a building worthy of note despite there being little action from South Ayrshire Council in repairing the clock.
The new-look Burns an’a’that! Festival is creating quite a stir and promises more than before, with live music very much to the fore and most of it is free of charge.
HE’S hogged the limelight for decades – but now bard Robert Burns finally has competition in the celebrity stakes.
Over the years there have been a large number of television series featuring the work of the police. As more of them are becoming available on DVD, it is interesting to compare and contrast them.
On Sunday 26th May, the congregation of St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church Girvan, will be joining with their friends from St Oswalds, Maybole and Holy Trinity, Ayr at a joint Service at Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church.
South Ayrshire businesses will be encouraged to employ more modern apprentices as the third Scottish Apprenticeship Week gets under way on Monday.
In recent months there has been quite a lot of discussion in the Press about the amount of money that Britain sends abroad in overseas aid.
Next week’s meeting to decide the way ahead for the project to replace Girvan’s swimming pool is a critical one.
Growing legions of ‘silver surfers’ in South Ayrshire are being warned to be vigilant as cyber criminals look to prey on unsuspecting victims with increasingly cunning online scams.
Barrhill Memorial Hall May sweep was won by Jannette Hughes who wins £100.
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Weather for Girvan
Monday 20 May 2013
Temperature: 8 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 25 mph
Wind direction: North west
Temperature: 7 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 24 mph
Wind direction: North west