Girvan groups join shortlist

Two Girvan community groups have been shortlisted for a Bank of Scotland Award.

The Girvan and South Carrick Community Action Network and the Adventure Centre for Education (ACE) feature in the bank’s 2013 Community Fund shortlist of four fromSouth Ayrshire.

Voting is now open and you can vote until 1 November at 11.59pm in a variety of ways.

Visit the Bank of Scotland community fund website at, visit any local Bank of Scotland branch and you can also vote for the two Girvan groups by text.

If you wish to vote for the Community Action Network, simply text VOTE MQSD to 82332 or if you wish to vote for the Adventure Centre for Education then text VOTE MQSA to 82332.

The Girvan groups have reached the shortlist of 208 from 50 communities across Scotland and could win up to £3000 each.

That’s the sum of money on offer to the two good causes in each community who receive the most votes, whilst the other two groups will get a sum of £300.

Based in Girvan’s Dalrymple Street, the community action network team of volunteer drivers provide assistance to elderly and infirm patients to get to their hospital appointments.

The Adventure Centre of Education is based at the Z1 Youth Bar in Girvan and since starting as a small project in 2005, they have grown into an indepndent charity. ACE specialise in harnessing the power and energy of adventure sports.

They also offer people the chance to try adventure sports.