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Santa’s sleigh ready to go

The Girvan Rotary Santa’s Sleigh is once again being prepared to go round the streets of Girvan and Dailly.

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Party poppers or party poopers?

Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

Health experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff.

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The black rhino is critically endangered

Revealed: Scots blind to the world’s most endangered species

A new survey has revealed what Scots don’t know about the most endangered animal species on Earth.

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Are you ready for winter?

Practical tips to ensure you are ready for winter

As the weather starts to get colder it is important to get prepared now rather than waiting until extreme weather affects us.

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Mind the pie gap

Supermarket solves ‘mince pie gap problem’

Supermarket chefs have solved a culinary conundrum which has baffled Christmas cooks for generations … how to remove the ‘air gap’ from a mince pie.

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Get creative in the hut for Christmas

Get creative in the hut for Christmas

Creative Little Hut, run by Julie Campbell, will be coming to Girvan Community Garden on Sat 10th and Sun 11th of Dec to host a ‘Make It & Take It’ weekend.

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Maybole and District Youth Choir

Christmas Fayre in Maybole

At the annual Christmas Fayre held jointly by The Carrick Centre and Maybole Parish Church, there were 27 tables selling a wide variety of wares, showcasing local hand-made crafts, small businesses and charity fundraisers.

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Street Dancing session with Chaz Bonnar (2nd left)

Youth take centre stage

Last week the Carrick Centre in Maybole took part in ‘Youth Work Week’, a national initiative that celebrates youth work and its life-changing impact on young people.

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Flower club dreaming of a white Christmas

Chairman Liz Gregg welcomed everyone to The Annual Girvan and District Flower Club open evening held in Girvan Academy Theatre on Wednesday 23rd November, Liz expressed her delight and thanks, saying how pleasing it was to have such a large audience before introducing Demonstrator Kathleen Williams who was “On Tour” from Oldham with her demonstration entitled “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”.

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Learn more about guid auld Scots

Learn more about guid auld Scots

Are you interested in your own language? Would you like to find out more about guid auld Scots in an entertaining way?

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Make a splash in Girvan

Make a splash in Girvan

Girvan Coastal Rowing Club will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting on Tuesday 6th December at 7pm at Girvan Academy in a drive to recruit office bearers to take coastal rowing forward in Girvan.

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The DeLorean DMC12 looking towards the Ailsa Craig. Picture by Jim Ryder.

Picture This

Spotted on the A77 south of Girvan was this DeLorean DMC12 in a picturesque spot looking towards the Ailsa Craig.

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Girvan Amateurs in 1991

Past Picture

Girvan Amateurs raised the South League Cup aloft in November 1991 at Hamilton Park. But the scoreline on the day 3-1, and 6-1 on aggregate, did not reflect the quality of the opponents, Dalbeattie, said the Gazette.

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Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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Scots are celebrating St Andrew's Day

Test yourself with our St Andrew’s Day trivia quiz

As Scots across the world celebrate St Andrew’s Day, we’re giving you the chance to show how much you know about your country.

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Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

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Chocolate contains theobromine  - highly toxic to dogs

Thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive chocolate treats left lying around by their owners, new research has shown.

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Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.

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A public meeting will decide on funding for local groups in Maybole and North Carrick

Live audience vote to decide Carrick’s local funding

People in Maybole and North Carrick are being encouraged to vote with their feet on how best to spend funding in their local community.

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Carrick MP Corri Wilson with snow babes Ethan, Dayton and Kiera and snow king and queen, Deacon and Aieecia, switching on the Christmas tree lights at Stumpy Tower.

No lights but switch-on goes ahead in Girvan

There was disappointment as Girvan’s Christmas lights switch on had to go ahead - without the lights.

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