Carrick Chatter


Church Guild

Ballantrae Church Guilds next meeting will be on Monday 17th February at 7-15p.m. in the buffet room at the community centre. Speaker Mrs. Christine Eldridge speaking on Working with church groups. All Welcome.


Beetle Drive

A Beetle Drive will be held in Girvan Bowling Club on Tuesday, February 18 at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome. £1 entry.

Carers Group

Girvan Carers group for carers of people with dementia held its first meeting last month. The group will host a monthly meeting for carers of people with dementia. They can chat and share experiences over a cup of tea or coffee and will receive practical and emotional support. There are also occasional invited speakers on topics of interest.

The meetings will be on the last Thursday of each month; Thursday February 27, March 27 and April 24 with other dates to follow from 2pm-4pm in Age Concern, Duff Street, Girvan. If interested or to find out how to join the group call Jenni McKeand, link worker on 01292 318005.

Coffee Morning

It’s all about love at Girvan Methodist Church on Wesley Road. Go along and join them in their Valentine’s celebration of the good things in life. Enjoy coffee, sweet treats and chat in good company with romantic music to soothe your soul. Wednesday February 12 from 1.30-4pm.

Community Garden

Thinking of volunteering but you are not sure what it is all about?

Girvan Community Garden is a great place to start your volunteering experience. The garden has been going for 7 years so far but we still like to see fresh faces and listen to new ideas. It is a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to potter about the garden or to get really stuck in!

Help us to develop and maintain the garden for years to come. It is not just gardening that you can volunteer for, there are other ways to volunteer with us for example; baking/cooking, serving refreshments at events, helping out at events, driving or carpentry are just some of the examples.

So, if you have spare time and you want to fill that gap by doing something worthwhile you can come and visit the garden and have a chat with us. It is also a great way to learn a few new skills.

The garden is opening its doors to you this Saturday 15th of February from 1pm. We will also have our Seed Swap box open to help get your gardening season off to a good start without spending a fortune. If you have seeds to swap please bring them along.

You will find us just beside the Avairy on Knockushan Street.

Melody Memories

Alzheimer Scotland Action on Dementia South Ayrshire Service is holding a singing group for people with dementia and their carers.

Girvan Melody Memories is on one Thursday per month from 2.30-4pm at Age Concern, Duff Street, Girvan. There is a small charge of £1.50 per person to cover the cost of refreshments and hall hire. The first meeting is on Thursday February 13 with meetings also on Thursday March 13 and April 15 with other dates to follow.

Singing can be stimulating, uplifting, invigorating, motivating and may help to stimulate memories and release emotion.

You don’t need to be a brilliant singer, just enjoy singing. So if you or the person you care for like singing why not both join us? These groups are for people who are able to attend on their own safely or who can bring their own support with them.

All the groups ran by South Ayrshire Service are entirely funded by fundraising and donations. If you are interested call Jenni McKeand, link worker on 01292 318005.

Quiz Night

Nestle are holding a quiz night on Friday March 7 at the Catholic Hall at 7.3opm in aid of Action for Children. Teams of four must be registered by Wednesday 26 February. £10 per team entry fee, with £100 for the winning team and there is a buffet, bar and a raffle. To enter your team call Emma on 07810 203621 or David on 07889 837681

Tea Dances

The Girvan Youth Trust is holding a tea dance on Sunday 16th February from 2pm-4pm in the Sacred Heart Church Hall. Entitled “Am No Deid Yit.”, Frank Welshman will be on hand to entertain and your favourite music from the 40s, 50s and 60s will be played by the youngsters. Tickets are just £2.50 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits and are available from the Sweetie Shop, Girvan Community Centre, Age Concern and Girvan Youth Trust and can also be paid on the door on the day.All sales in aid of Girvan Youth Trust.


Carpet Bowling

D McCutcheon Pairs Prize


Winners P. Hetherington(s) A. McGinlay

Beaten Finalists D. Faulds(s) A. Brown

Beaten Semi Finalists J. Gregg(s) R. Barr B. McClymont(s) J. Davidson


Fundraising Concert

Wallace Galbraith and The Junior Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra will be raising funds for The Carrick Centre and Maybole Parish Church in four weeks’ time.

They will be performing in the Centre on Friday March 7 at 7.00pm and tickets cost £7.50 per person (£4.00 per child).

For more details contact Elizabeth McCrindle 01655 882212, Betty Torbet 01655 882083 or The Carrick Centre 01655 883222.

Golf Club AGM

The Ladies Section of Maybole Golf Club is holding its annual general meeting in the clubhouse on Monday February 24 at 7pm.

All members are requested to attend.

Old dailly

SWRI Meeting

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 19 February at 7.30pm in Dailly Community Centre. The programme for the evening is called Celebration Cakes with the speaker Marian McMorland.

The competitions for the evening will be: 1: Decoration of a Valentine Cake. 2: Three planted hyacinth bulbs.

Members and friends will be made very welcome.


Bowel cancer play

NHS Ayrshire & Arran and The Good Life Group are proud to present ‘How to die of embarrassment’, a play about bowel screening. It might sound funny but embarrassment and misunderstanding can be very dangerous when it comes to someone’s health. This short play explores what can happen when someone with learning disabilities receives a bowel screening kit in the mail and doesn’t know how to use it.

The play, which is free, will be shown at the Volunteer Rooms in Irvine on Friday 21 February from 2pm. To book call Sharon Reynolds on 01292 885803 or email