Carrick Chatter

Share this article


Community Garden

Girvan Community Garden is hosting a Seed Swapping Weekend on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd November.

Come along and see what we have on offer. Bring your own seeds to swap with us. It is a great way to expand your own garden without spending any money. It is on from 12-4pm. for more details.

Craft Sale

Girvan South Parish Church are holding a Craft and Car Boot Sale in the halls on Saturday 1st November from 10am.

There will be all kinds of sewn craft items from shopping bags to cushions, marmalade, chutneys, wax pictures, home made Christmas cards and decorations, candles, tags and toilet bags, felt and wool items, knitting, sewing crochet hand made gifts, garden houses, ceramics, buttons, wooden toys and jewellery plus photos and drawings and much more. You will also have the opportunity to get a bargain in the Car Boot Hall. Tea and coffee will be available.

Prize Bingo

There will be prize bingo on Friday 31st October in the Catholic Hall. Doors open 6.30pm with eyes down from 7-9pm. Admission is 50p including tea and biscuits. Five games of line and house with an interval with a raffle before five further games. All proceeds to church maintenance fund.

Probus Club

On Tuesday 14th October the Girvan Probus members attended the Chairman’s Night where the chairman formerly introduces himself to the members with a talk about his work or hobbies. The Chairman for 2014 is Norman Reid who gave a presentation of the skills required to be a cooper making barrels in which to store whisky. This is a very skilled job requiring a lot of patience and skill. The members left with the knowledge that a lot more was required in the distlillation of whisky than they first thought. Vice-Chairman Ian Mearns summed it all up in his vote of thanks and all the members went home much the wiser.


Indoor Bowling

McClung Trophy: 23/10/14

Winners: D McIlwraith. E King.

Runners-Up: R Brocklehurst. C Ward.


The ladies of Ballantrae Rural and their guests enjoyed a fashion show with clothes, handbags and jewellery provided by Shimmer of Girvan. There was a wide selection of tops, all at reasonable prices, along with coats and jackets. The models - who were some of the shop staff and friends all performed very well, and many thanks are due to all who participated in this open night.

The next meeting will take place on Monday 3rd November 2014 in the Commuity Hall, Ballantrae at 7:15pm, when the speaker will be Mary Jeans who will give a talk on Healthy Living.

The competition is a Flask of Soup.


Carpet Bowling

D.Walker’s Singles Prize 14/10/14

Winner - B. McClymont

Beaten Finalist - D. Seaton

Beaten Semi Finalists - R. O’Hare; W. Buchanan

W. Grieve’s Pairs Prize 21/10/14

Winners - J. Gregg (S), R. O’Hare

Beaten Finalists - D. Seaton (S), B. McClymont

Beaten Semi Finalists - D. Faulds (S), R. Barr; A. McGinlay (S), W. Grieve


Craft Sale and Bonfire

Craft Fair on Saturday 8th November in Pinwherry Hall from 10am to 4pm. All produce is home crafted locally. Free entry, with refreshments available.

Public bonfire on the same night (Saturday 8th) on the 2Pins site at Pinwherry starting at 6.30pm. Refreshments available. No fireworks permitted.

WRI Report

Mrs Wyllie opened the meeting and introduced everyone to new members on Monday 13th October.

After business Mrs Wyllie introduced Mrs Mary Jeans who gave a most interesting and informative talk and slide show on her adventure from Girvan to the summit of Kilimanjaro. It was also amazing to hear how many porters accompanied them and the amount of food, tables, chairs and tents etc that they carried up the mountain. Mrs Blair gave a vote of thanks.

Competition 1: Small Jar Lemon Curd. 1. Morag Campbell. 2. Margaret Hair. 3. Sue Royce.

Competition 2. Photo of Ailsa Craig. 1st Sue Royce. 2. Margaret Hair.

The next meeting is on Monday November 10th is a guest night when Sheelagh Affia and Jean will be demonstrating costume through the ages. Competitions: Three pieces of the same unbaked tray bake. 2. Best use of 50gm ball of wool.


WRI Report

On Wednesday 15th October, chairman Jenny Bacon welcomed guests from surroudning rurals when the speaker for the evening was Marion McMorland from Carrick Cakes.

Marion has recently set up a thriving business in Girvan and provided a wonderful array of celebration cakes for all occasions as well as delighting the audience with a demonstration on how to make flowers and assorted cake decorations with icing. Georgie Watson thanked Marion and competition winners were:

Recycled Article: 1. Nan Harkness. 2. Morag Walker. 3. Christine Welsh.

Chocolate Sponge: 1. Margaret Logan. 2. Christine Welsh. 3. Georgie Watson.

The next meeting will be on 19th November when our speaker will be Alana Ferguson on “The Story of Dolls.”