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Scottish quiz

Can you Tell your Meikles from your Muckles?

If you can, or indeed can’t, you should head to the Carrick Centre on St Andrew’s night, November 30.

They will be hosting a Scottish themed quiz to celebrate our patron saint.

Quiz master will once again be Wallace Milligan and the usual rules apply.

Teams of up to four members cost £10 and there will be a raffle.

Teams are encouraged to take their own refreshments and tea and coffee will be on sale.

Wallace’s quizzes are always great fun and everyone is guaranteed a competitive night.

History Society

The next meeting of Maybole Historical Society will be held in Lesser Town Hall, Maybole, on Monday December 2 at 7.30pm when guest speaker Mary Hogg will talk about “The Girvan Valley”.

Born and brought up in the Borders in Galashiels, Mary came with her husband to live in Crosshill in 1970. She was a geography teacher at Carrick Academy leaving in 1976 to start a family. She had a long career break but was involved in childminding, creche work, play leader and Cub leader and is still involved in the Scouting movement. She changed career in the 1990s to work in Strathclyde Regional Council’s Pre-Five Services, registering childminders and playgroups and then moved to the Care Commission where she was responsible for all regulated care services in Ayrshire. Mary retired in 2005 and with a new digital camera in hand was introduced to the Geograph Project ( collecting thousands of photos be it scenery, wildlife, places of interest of which she is now putting together into talks. As Mary puts it she came over from the “Dark Side” to the Historical Society, hoping to learn more about the local area.


Carpet bowling

J. Gregg’s Singles Prize


Winner D. Seaton; Beaten finalist D. Walker; Beaten Semi Finalists D. McTaggart B. McClymont


Probus Club

William Grant & sons in the form of Janice McGeechan came to the Probus Club meeting on Tuesday 12th. November to give a presentation on Grants latest acquisition Tullamore Dew Whiskey which as you will appreciate is an Irish whiskey as it has an ‘e’ in it. The distillery had been out of action for some time and Grants are spending a considerable sum of money to build a new distillery on the same site. The presentation included a film showing the Tullamore district in Ireland with a plan of what the new distillery will look and it also included the basic principles of distilling Irish whiskey. The Probus members and their guests enjoyed first smalling the bouquet of the blended, 10 year old malt and 12 year old malt whiskies before sampling them. We were then introduced to Irish coffee with Tullamore Dew which was enjoyed by those who do not even drink Irish or Scotch. Probus Chairman Bob Macqueen thanked Janice for her excellent presentation and all the work entailed, after which the members and their guests wended their way home happily carrying a miniature bottle of Tullamore Dew blended whiskey.

Living With Leisure

All over 50s are invited to our Christmas Celebration on Monday, 2nd December in the Community Centre. We welcome Mrs Meg Peacock to lead our celebrations and there will be communal carol singing.

Our group will then close until Monday, 6th January 2014. We wish everyone in South Carrick best wishes for the festive season.

Xmas Fair

An Xmas Fair is to be held at the Catholic Hall in Girvan on Sunday, 8th December from 12 noon to 2pm in aid of Sacred Heart church funds.

There will be teas, coffees, juice and home baking, bric-a-brac, toys, books and bling! Tables are for hire for £10. Telephone 01465 713414. £1 admission.

Prize bingo

A prize bingo night will be held in the Catholic Hall in Girvan on Friday, November 29, doors open at 6.30pm with eyes down 7-9pm. Admission is 50p including tea and biscuits. All proceeds to the church restoration fund.

Scout bingo

There will be a prize bingo night in Girvan Scout Hall in Glendoune Street on Friday 29 November. Doors open 7.15pm and eyes down 7.30pm. Refreshments, raffle and tuck shop.

Folk club concert

Davie Anderson is in concert at Girvan Folk Club on Friday, November 29 at the Queen’s Hotel at 8.30pm. Tickets £6, call 714934 for further information.

Public meeting

The Girvan and South Carrick Yes Campaign for Independence is holding a public meeting at the Catholic Hall in Girvan tonight (Wednesday, November 27 at 7.30pm. )Speakers are Bill Boyd, Yes for Scotland, Alex Bell, Labour for Independence and Corri Wilson, Women for Independence. Chairman is Adam Ingram MSP. Come and have your questions about Scottish independence answered.

Rotary Club Santa

Santa and his sleigh will be visiting children in Carrick, thanks to the Rotary Club, at the following times and dates;

Mon 2nd December Maybole

Tues 3rd December Maybole

Wed 4th December Maybole

Thurs 5th December Maybole

Fri 6th December Kirkoswald & Maidens

Mon 9th Minishant & Kirkmichael

Tues 10th December Hollybush & Dalrymple

Wed 11th December Dalrymple

Thurs 12th December Straiton & Crosshill

Fri 13th December Dunure

Collecting Funds for Local Good Causes & Charity

Street party

There will be a meeting for the Girvan Christmas Street Party on Monday, December 2. Anyone who would like a stall should come to the meeting at Z1, Dalrymple St. Girvan at 6.30pm. Carrick Gazette office will be open to everyone as usual at the street party in Girvan on December 6. Please come along and enjoy a mulled wine with the staff.

Story time

All primary children are invited to Story Time at Girvan Library every Tuesday after school at 3.30pm. There will be fun and adventure, exciting plots and interesting characters - happy endings and a biscuit.