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November Weather

George Watt informs us that the November weather was drier and colder than normal. The month started unsettled and by the morning of the 19th the first general covering of snow occurred mainly above 300ft. Thereafter high pressure was the main influence. The total rainfall as measured 2.5 miles east of Ballantrae, was 93.9mm making it the driest November of the last 17 years. The average over the same period is 179mm. It was also colder than normal with the mean temperature working out at 6.04c compared to the 13 year average of 7.31c. Air frost was recorded on four nights and ground frost on 15. The highest temperature was 12.8c on the 11th and the lowest was minus 4c early on the 22nd.

Rural Report

President Anita Nelson welcomed everyone to the December meeting. Apologies were received from Anne Cashman, Muriel Gilmour, Betty Stewart and Jean Dunlop. A rural song was sung before minutes were read and approved. After business, Anita introduced Jean Wyllie with her Christmas crafts. Jean had made lots of different tree decorations and wall hangings. Vote of thanks was given by Lorna Greenhill. Competition was a folded Xmas napkin. 1st Jessie Brown. 2nd Rossie McKinley. The raffle was drawn and Anita wished everyone a safe journey home and a happy Christmas. The next meeting is on Monday January 6 at 7.15pm. A cookery demonstration by Susan Crosthwaite. Competitions: slice of Christmas cake and homemade tomato soup.


Christmas Pantomime

On Wednesday 18th December, Dailly Christmas Project will present the pantomime Aladdin.

It will be held in Dailly Community Centre at 7pm. Tickets costing £4.50 are available from Dailly store.

So come along and enjoy the evening.

The new Dailly calendar is now available from various outlets in the village and costs £5.

All profits will go to the Dailly Christmas Project. This year are delighted to have been able to install 4 new features on lampposts and hope to add to these in the future.

Thanks to everyone for their continuing support to the Project.

Mickey Mouse show

A Mickey Mouse Clubhouse tribute show is coming to Dailly Community Centre on Saturday 14 December at 5pm. This is the first ever visit to Dailly and will feature very special guests. Doors open at 4.15pm and you can pay £8 entry fee on the door. A family of five ticket is £35.


Geological History Society

A presentation of expeditions to Glacial environments in Svalbard, Iceland,Norway and Ladakh in order to gather evidence for climate change will be given by Neil Smith a member of the staff at Culzean Outdoor Centre on Thursday December 19 at 7.30pm. Neil’s talk will detail both his personal trips and those of the British Exploring Society expeditions, looking at the Science projects carried out at these dynamic and exciting environments by young adults. Including some stunning photography. Admission is £3.00. Includes a cup of tea and a biscuit. All interested parties most welcome.

Light to Remember

Marie Curie Cancer Care Light to Remember service is on Wednesday 11 December at 3pm in Girvan Community Hospital. There will be a service with Girvan Primary School, Sacred Heart School and Girvan Musical Society singing with Marie Mortimer playing the piano.

Afterwards there will be mince pies and coffee. There are tags in the hospital for people to dedicate a message to loved ones which they can put on the Christmas tree.

Methodist Church

The Girvan Methodist Church invites you to join them on Tuesday 17 December at 3.30pm for an enchanting Christmas service. If you love singing carols and rediscovering the real meaning of Christmas, then this is for you. There really will be Christmas joy for all the family!


Carpet Bowling

D. Faulds Singles Prize: 3/12/13 Winner R. O’Hare

Beaten Finalist W. Buchanan. Beaten Semi Finalists D. McTaggart A. McGinlay.

Carol service

A Carol Service will be held in Lendalfoot Village Hall on Friday 20th December at 7pm. Everybody welcome.


Carrick Cinema Club

A showing of the nation’s most favourite movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” is planned for Ayrshire fans.

On Friday December 20 The Carrick Centre, Maybole will open its doors from 7pm for a screening of the classic movie starring the late, great James Stewart, which regularly tops the popularity polls both here and across the Atlantic.

The number one feel-good film was directed by Frank Capra and tells the tale of a downcast bank manager, played by James Stewart, who sets out to kill himself on Christmas Eve but changes his mind thanks to the intervention of a guardian angel, who helps him realise he has made a difference in the world.

The Carrick Cinema Club, which is organising the showing at 7:30pm promises a warm glow as well as mulled wine and mince pies.

Secretary Liza Donaldson said: “We are delighted to be showing the original film-, made in 1946-just as plans for a sequel have been announced. This should help everyone get in the mood for a happy Christmas and New Year “

Advance tickets are on sale at the Carrick Centre and also on the door at £5 , with members of the CCC free. Organisers are advising cinema-goers to come early since there has already been keen interest in this film screening.


SWRI Meeting

Minishant SWRI will hold its last meeting of 2013 on Thursday December 12 at 7.30pm in the Carrick Centre, Maybole.

Members are asked to note the change of venue and to remember a gift for Santa’s sack.

The speaker for the evening will be Mrs J Cassidy on “Hearing dogs for the deaf”.

Competitions will be:

1) Three (3) mince pies

2) A handwritten Christmas verse


Rotary Club Santa

Santa and his sleigh will be visiting children in Carrick, thanks to the Rotary Club on the following dates:

Wednesday 11 December: Dalrymple.

Thursday 12 December: Straiton and Crosshill.

Friday 13 December Dunure.

Collecting funds for local good causes and charity.