Carrick Chatter


January cheer

A soup and sweet lunch will be held in South Parish Church Hall on Saturday, January 30, from noon to 2pm.

The menu contains all the old favourites. Soups include mushroom, lentil and ham, broth, chicken etc. Puddings feature trifle, apple crumble, dumpling, lemon meringue.Speciality bread from Asda will be served with the soup and the meal finishes with tea, coffee and biscuits. Cost – £5 and £3 for children under 10.

Unity service

South Carrick Churches Together are organising a Service for Christian Unity on Sunday 17th January in Girvan South Parish Church at 7pm. Please come along, you will be made very welcome. Refreshments served.

Comedy night

Deja2 are creating a Comedy Night.

Four of the finest club comedians who have recently graced the likes of Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Glasgow Jonguleurs, and Manchester Comedy Circuit will be in Girvan on March the 12th 2016, in the Sacred Heart Hall. On the night we will have numerous Prizes for Auction and Raffle with the proceeds going to Sport/ Comic Relief the week after, so if your one of those who like to at least donate something to this worthy cause come along and at least be entertained doing it, any donations to the raffle are welcomed. By contacting us via our website Tickets are available now at the Sweetie Shop Girvan


Carpet bowling

E. McIntyre’s Pairs Prize (22/12/15):

Winners – D. Seaton (S), H. Murray; Beaten Finalists – D. McTaggart (S), A. Brown; Beaten Semi-Finalists – J. Gregg (S), I. Buchanan; R. O’Hare (S), M. McGinlay.

R. Barr’s Triples Prize (29/12/15):

Winners – D. McTaggart (S), A. Nutt, W. Buchanan; Beaten Finalists – D. Faulds (S), D. Seaton, D. McCutcheon; Beaten Semi-Finalists – D. Walker (S), W. Grieve, B. Houstan; J. Gregg (S), A. Brown, B. McClymont.

D. Faulds’ Singles Prize (05/01/16):

Winner – D. Walker; Beaten Finalist – D. Faulds; Beaten Semi-Finalists – J. Stewart; W. Grieve.


Burns supper

Barr and District Burns Club’s committee has announced its line up for their 65th annual supper being held on Friday 5th February 2016 in the Community Hall at Barr.

The proposer of the Toast of the Immortal Memory to Robert Burns is Mr Iain Glennie whom is a professional officer with the Secondary School Teacher Association. Last year Iain in his strong Aberdonian accent had the company in stitches of laughter when proposing the Auld Scotia toast.

We are delighted to have Iain back for the main toast this year and look forward to more of his knowledge on the bard’s life.

The Toast “The Lassies” is being proposed by Ian Petrie from Newton Stewart, where he is in business as a farm building designer who then builds the projects for his clients.

To reply on behalf of the lassies is a local lad Neil Gillon farmer from the Barr. I’m sure we are in for a few laughs at the expense of the fairer sex. Proposing “Auld Scotia” is Jim Hare a farmer from North Ayrshire.

Throughout the evening singer Grant Woodburn a farmer from Galston will entertain the gathering with a selection of Burns songs, also we will have a selection of recitations of Burns works being performed. We keenly await to see which ones he treats us to this year.

Tickets are £18 and can be ordered from any committee member or Treasurer Alastair Sykes 07767812045 or Chairman Andrew Gillon 07976340361.

Once again our club will support the primary schools Burns competition will be held at both Barr and Barrhill primary schools.

The judges are looking forward to all the children’s performances on the date later in January.



Lendalfoot Community Association held its annual Senior Citizens Festive Dinner in Lendalfoot Community Hall on Sunday 13th December.

Many thanks to Carrick Futures for their contribution towards the event. The guests were welcomed by brass ensemble of Jack Melville, Rebecca McCreath and Finlay Campbell playing some festive cheer. Isabel Melville offered a warm welcome to everyone. The table was cheerfully decorated with greenery, poinsettia and crackers.

A most delicious meal was prepared and served by Sue Marshall and her happy helpers. Prizes were awarded for lucky arrival and pass the parcel(s). A most entertaining 12 days of Christmas was participated by all.

The finale to the afternoon was the community singing of Christmas carols complemented by the brass ensemble. A vote of thanks was proposed to all who attended and to everyone who had contributed in making the Festive Dinner a great success.

Mr Jim Davidson addressed the gathering, to reiterate, it had been a most pleasurable afternoon and to thank Lendalfoot Community Association.

On Saturday 19th December the annual Children’s Christmas party was held. The boys and girls were all beautifully dressed and they all relished in the party games and food.

The highlight of the party was when Santa made a surprise visit with a special present for every child. After the presents were all happily opened, the boys and girls once again thanked Santa and wished him a “Happy Christmas”.

A most enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Thanks to all who helped out on the day.


The Carrick Centre

Wednesday, January 13 – The Book Club – 11am-12.30pm. Please note date change this month. FREE & ALL WELCOME. Love reading? The book club is a friendly informal get together and the group would love to see you along.

Friday, January 22 – Carrick Cinema Club. “SUFFRAGETTE” ADVANCE SHOWING! - Carrick Cinema Club has managed to secure this film prior to public release on DVD. See website for more info. Doors open 7pm. Film starts 7:30pm. Tickets £5 at door. Members Free. Delicious Lime Tree larder ice cream on sale.

Friday, January 29 - BURNS for A’ THAT Celebration 7pm for 7.30pm. Join us for a great fundraiser with live music, singing & entertainment and a delicious Burns’ buffet. Refreshments available to purchase. Tickets £14 from reception

Mondays & Fridays. SOUTH AYRSHIRE FOODBANK is in the Centre 10am-12noon.