Carrick’s sporting future

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An exciting community programme of cultural, sporting and social events and attractions for South Carrick, developed by South Ayrshire Council in partnership with South Carrick Community Leisure (SCCL), has been launched this week.

Sailing, mountain biking and rowing feature as activities, rubbing shoulders with festivals, gigs, holiday events, civic celebrations and street parties – making for an eclectic and vibrant mix of established and refreshing new events for the area.

Speaking at the launch of the calendar, Councillor Bill Grant, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure said: “We are proud to have been working jointly with SCCL, and a number of existing sporting clubs, groups and other strategic stakeholders, towards the development of a new multi-faceted facility at Girvan harbour.

“The content of the new calendar gives a real flavour and direction for what we could see as the future of sport and activity in this area. It also takes full account of the long-established and well supported events already happening.

“I’m confident this mix will prove to be an irresistible magnet for those keen to purse outdoor events and activities at the highest level, taking full advantage of the local area’s fabulous natural assets of land and sea.”

Andrew Sinclair, Chair of SCCL added: “We fully appreciate the support we’ve had from the Council and we believe the calendar of events will provide a strong starting point in the further promotion and development of South Carrick as an outstanding area for adventure sports and outdoor learning.

“The further development of a local Community Sports Hub, alongside the new facility at the harbour, will give residents and visitors an extraordinary opportunity to take part in a wide range of quality of outdoor learning, sport and physical activities. We’ve already had huge support from the local community and look forward to expanding and adding to future calendars as the range and scope of activities on offer grows and develops.”