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Historical Society

Maybole Historical Society’s next meeting will be held in the Lesser Town Hall on Monday September 1 at 7.30 pm.

Guest speaker Roy Storrie’s talk will be feature Dunure Harbour and Lighthouse.

All Welcome, non-members £2.


Flower Show

Ballantrae & District Horticultural Society. is to hold its annual flower show on Saturday 30th August in the village hall, Main Street, Ballantrae at 2pm. Entries between 6.30pm - 8.30 pm on Friday, 29th August. All exhibits to be staged by 9.45am and the hall will close at 9.45 am to enable judging to take place at 10am.


Our first meeting of the new season - Sweet Bites - A Cookery Demonstration - will be held in the Community Hall, Ballantrae on Monday 1st September at 7:15 pm.

The Institute would be delighted to welcome anyone who would like to join us. Our meetings are usually held on the first Monday of the month and a lively programme is already in place, featuring a Fashion Show in October and a talk on Healthy Living in November. Further information can be obtained from the Secretary, Jessie Brown, on 01465 831544.



A warm welcome is extended to members and new members when the new session resumes with an open night on Wednesday, September 10 at 7.30pm in the community centre.

Mrs Guthrie, Mrs Mack, will give a talk about her life in the theatre.

Competitions 1: Pair four-ply knitted socks 2 door stop. Please come along and enjoy the entertainment, visitors very welcome.

Curling Club

Colmonell Curling Club is getting organised for the coming season.

The Colmonell club is a mixed club and all club games are played at Stranraer ice Rink. Any gent or lady interested in joining contact Margaret Logan on 01465 713291 by August 30.


Barn Dance

A barn dance in aid of Ayrshire Sands Stillbirth and Neonatal charity, Crosshouse Hospital will take place at Traboyack Farm, Barr from 7pm-12.30am on Saturday, August 30. There will be a barbeque and live music by Destination Anywhere. Tickets £12.50 or £15 at the door include entry, barbeque and entertainment. Call Tracey on 01465 861138 or 01465 861610. Over 18s only.

Since 2009 Tracey and Alex Wright have organised the annual barn dances at the farm and have raised over £27,000 for the charity so far.

With this money they have been able to help Sands buy a cold cot, removate a family room for bereaved parents, name plaques for graves and ultra-sound equipment.



Are you looking for fun, friends, adventure and challenge? Then join the scouts in Girvan who meet at the scout hall in Glendoune Street. Weekly subs are only £1. Contact Alan on 07446332650.

Beavers, boys and girls aged 6-8 starting Monday, August 25, 6-7pm, later moving to Fridays; cubs, boys and girls aged 8-10 years, starting Monday, August 25, 6-7pm and scouts, boys and girls aged 10-14 years starting Tuesday, August 25 6.45-9pm.

Garden Safari

On Sunday, August 24 the Garden Safari will run from 2-5pm. Maps of the gardens will be on sale on the day from Dunlop’s Newsagent and South Parish church. The church will be selling tickets from 10.45am-noon and 1.30-3pm.

Each garden will be identified by posters and maps will also be on sale too for £2 per person, with children free.

Each garden will have a different event: teas, plant sales, cake sales and competition.

Community Garden

Girvan Community Garden is looking for volunteers to help create a garden for patients and visitors as part of its new Green Gym sessions.

Members will be there every Thursday from 11am. No experience is necessary as the experts will be on hand to help all volunteers. Projects include planting up the raised bed, creating extra growing spaces with containers and generally enhancing the area to become a pleasant and peaceful place for patients to sit and relax.

If you would like to join this project you must contact the garden in advance.

You can email or call (01465)713439 or (01465)713209 to let them know you are interested.

Alternatively, you can call into the garden just off Knockushan Street. It is open to the public Mondays 1-4pm, Tuesdays 9am-2pm (Green Gym session from 11-2pm), Wednesdays 12-4pm, Saturday 1-4pm and Sundays 1-5pm.

The Green Gym sessions at the Community Hospital will run until March 2015.

The garden would also like to thank Leiths the Bakers for their generous donation of pastry cases recently.

Girvan Community Garden has four spaces left on the bus trip to Ayr Flower Show for Saturday 23rd of August. You will get free travel to and from the event (this doesn’t include the ticket price which you will need to purchase). Anyone interested please contact me as soon as possible to book your seat. or call 01465713439.

Girvan Pool

The latest fundraising for the new swimming pool takes place on Friday 22nd August in the Carrick Gazette office where chatterbox Vicky is doing a sponsored silence. Feel free to call in on the day and support her - just don’t expect an answer!

The 50-50 Club is still collecting yet more members! To renew your membership, just pop your £12 in an envelope and put your name and address on it and post through the secretary’s door at 13 Kirkpatrick Street or phone 714616 for details on how to join!

If you have any ideas on fundraising or are willing to help contact me on the above number.

For those who have still to see the latest plans - they are available to view in the Town House when the Visitor Information Point is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.