This week’s Carrick Chatter

On Saturday 6th February The Ballantrae Qigong Group have organised a free workshop for qigong and tai chi exercises in the village hall, where experienced instructors will perform demonstrations and invite you to try it for yourself.

You will be able to discuss the benefits of these gentle exercises. The workshop runs from 2pm until 4pm, followed by tea/coffee.

Everyone aged 16 or over will be very welcome.

Church service

“Sunday at 7” is an evening of contemporary worship led by Spearhead. All are welcome to Ballantrae Church on Sunday 7th February at 7pm and refreshments are served after the service.

BRICC shop

BRICC Thrift Shop has now reopened after the Christmas holiday. Be sure to visit our refurbished counters full of new bargains from furniture to frocks and everything in between, with something for all the family. Donations can be uplifted on arrangement by contacting 07765 915 268.


Carpet Bowling

R. O’Hare’s Pairs Prize 19/01/16

Winners - R. O’Hare (S), A. Brown; Beaten Finalists - I. Buchanan, W. Greive; Beaten Semi Finalists – B. McClymont (S), D. Seaton; A. Nutt (S), J. Davidson

W. Buchanan’s Points Prize 26/01/16

Winner - D. McTaggart; 2nd place - R. O’Hare; 3rd place - B. McClymont


Scout Group Bingo

Why not come and enjoy an inexpensive night out at Girvan Scout Hall.

Your local Scout Group is holding its first regular monthly Prize Bingo session of the year on Friday 5th February, at 7.30pm (after Beavers), in the Scout Hall at 9 Glendoune Street. Everyone is invited to come and have a good time, with good company in a cheery and friendly atmosphere in our great wee hall.


Film Night

A film night will be held in St Colmon Church Hall on Friday 5th February with sweets/drinks for sale. Entry by donation and children must be accompanied by an adult.

6pm – Animation. Riley and her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness adjust to a new life in San Francisco. (2015 – U).

8pm – Check in again to this hotel for more love and laughter as new arrival Richard Gere joins this sequel. (2015 PG).


Colmonell Bowling Green held a whist drive on Friday, January 22 with four tables playing.

Winners: Ladies 1 Irene McCrae 2 Grace Dunlop 3 Isable Hainey con. Carol Wilson highest half time; Betty Robertson

Gents; 1 Hugh Gregg 2 Len Clark 3 Bob Hunt con. Douglas McCrae highest half time: Margaret Robertson.

Person sitting longest at one table; Freda Hirst.

The next whist is on Friday, February 12. All welcome.


Aeronautical society

This Month’s Royal Aeronautical Society lecture is ‘The Airlander Project’. The speaker is David Stewart, who is Head of Flight Sciences at Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited which is the manufacturer of the Airlander range of aircraft.

David will describe the development and design of the Airlander; the largest, most innovative and greenest aircraft in the world today. David will explain how Airlander combines aerostatics, aerodynamics and vectored thrust to provide unparalleled flexibility, capability and fuel economy.

Airlander aircraft have the ability to carry extremely large payloads and take-off and land from any flat surface including grass, desert, ice and water.

Their endurance is measured in weeks and they can fly at over 100mph. David will also discuss the current EASA certification program, market opportunities and potential market size. David will then explain the inherent safety of the Airlander and complete his lecture by describing Hybrid Air Vehicles’ commitment to outreach programmes that will help inspire younger generations.

Visitors and Guests are welcome, and an opportunity to meet over tea or coffee will be available in the Aviator Suite (situated on the upper floor of the terminal building) during the evening.

The lecture will begin at 7:30pm. Entry is free to students in full time education; otherwise there is an entry fee of £3 for visitors.

The airport parking fee for visitors is £2.50, payable at the Information Desk.

Future Lectures are: Monday 14th March. Gliding the B747, the story of BA9. Lecture by Eric Moody.

Monday 11th April. Scottish Charity Air Ambulance. Lecture by tba


Community council

Due to retirement of the current webmaster, Dailly Community Council is looking for someone to take on the running/updating of the community website.

Also, the community council elections are coming up, with applications to be in by 25 February.

If you are interested in becoming a community councillor or taking on the role of webmaster, please get in touch with Louise Murdoch on 811 434.



President Margaret Logan welcomed members to the January meeting where the entertainment took the form of an illustrated talk by Brian young. Brian has converted a basic garden into a wonderful haven of colour-matched shrubs, flowering plants and trees and now has a garden centre and gift shop at Holmes Farm.

Competition winners:

Hot water bottle cover 1 Frances Murray 2 Margaret Boyle 3 Nan Harkness

Garden Limerick 1 Belle Shaw 2 Christine Welsh 3 Frances Murray


Quiz night

Carrick Academy Parent Council has organised a quiz night on Friday, March 4.

It will start at 7pm and will be held in the Carrick Centre.

The cost is £10 to enter a team of four people.

You can buy your team on the night or pay in advance; these can be bought from parent council members or Shona, head teacher.

There will be refreshments sold on the night but there will be no alcohol.

All money raised will support the purchase of ‘bag dumps’ as requested by pupils in their Pupil Improvement Plan.