Carrick Maid returns for refit

VIP TREATMENT: The Carrick Maid (seen right) will return to Carrick Academy for some TLC.
VIP TREATMENT: The Carrick Maid (seen right) will return to Carrick Academy for some TLC.

A SKIFF built by pupils and staff of Carrick Academy is to return from the high seas for a spruce up at the Maybole school.

The Carrick Maid was launched from Maidens Harbour in May this year, and after a successful summer on the open waves she has picked up a few scrapes and bumps and is in need of care and attention.

So Carrick Academy Design and Technology Department will be welcoming her back in the last week of the session.

A select team will be set the tasks of preparing her for the New Year, when she will be competing in the World Championships in Ullapool in July.