This week’s Carrick Chatter

If you are looking to do something different with the family head down to Girvan Community Garden who are playing host to a Mad March Easter weekend.

Starting on Saturday 26th of March, we are having a children’s day with our friends at The Little Fawn Caravan Puppet Theatre, a wonderful 1950’s Fawn caravan that has been converted into a unique performance space for families, is coming back to the garden to entertain us all again with unusual puppets and stories, the likes you have never seen before. Bring your little ones along to be part of the puppet workshops too.

Continuing the madness on Easter Sunday 27th we have the Barrstools and AmyJade playing their wonderful songs for you.

There will also be an Easter egg hunt, food and lots more to keep everyone happy! Both days start at 1pm so don’t be late!


Town Hall

Saturday, April 2 – Coffee Morning Fundraiser, Maybole Bowling Club. 10am-12noon. ALL WELCOME.

The Carrick Centre

Wednesday, March 23 – “NEW” Circuit Classes 5.45pm-6.45pm weekly.

Wednesday, March 23 – “Sign & Be Heard” Beginners Course 7pm-9pm.

Thursday, March 24 – “NEW” Dance Classes for Pre-school, P1/2 & P3/4. Caroline’s Dance Academy: Various Classes 3.15pm-6pm. Tap, Modern, Majorette, Street, Freestyle, Cheerleading. To register or for more info. contact: Caroline on 07710114389/01416399590 or

Friday, March 25 – “NEW” Circuit Classes 5pm-6pm weekly.

Wednesday, March 30 – Alzheimer Scotland “Football Memories” 10.30am-12noon. ALL WELCOME. An afternoon of reminiscence about the beautiful game with pies, banter and scores settled. Contact Jim Baird on 07584327875 for more info and how to attend.

Thursday, March 31 – Holiday Notification – Tai Chi will not be held on March 31 or April 7

Friday, April 1 – THE CARRICK SENIORS LUNCH CLUB, 12noon-2pm. All welcome. Enjoy great company over a lovely 2 course lunch with tea/coffee prepared by wonderful volunteers £3pp. Available first Friday each month.

Saturday, April 2 – START SPRING CLEANING and book a stall. CAR BOOT starts again this month 10am-2pm. Fancy a bargain then drop in for a browse. Café open too: 10am -4.30pm.

Monday, April 4 – Spring Hols “Get Active” – Ball Games 1pm-3pm. Age Primary 1-3. Book now at reception or call 01655 883222.



The March meeting was well attended and great fun.

Guest speaker was Dougal McIntyre on Agates of Ayrshire. He gave an interesting slide show of him collecting his rocks and the equipment he used to polish them. Competitions; Marmalade 1. Suzanne McCunnie 2. Karen Finlay 3. Creena Young; Gem 1. Mary Hogg 2. Ruth Mundell 3. Creena Young



The March meeting of Kirmichael SWI was held on Monday 14th. The guest speaker was Textile Artist Janet Renouf-Miller who gave an illustrated talk about her adventure which she called “Knit1 Bike 1”. This was a unique journey of 850 miles around Scotland on her folding bike, camping and giving knitting and crochet workshops as she went.

Margaret Miller was the hostess for the evening and gave the vote of thanks.

The competitions were:

Individual Fresh Fruit Salad: 1st Jennifer Hardie 2nd Nancy Thom 3rd Jean Wragg

Hyacinth Bulb 1st Nancy Thom 2nd Margaret Thomson 3rd Grace Patrick

Madge Baird Quaich for homemade card: Margaret Thomson


Community council

The next meeting will be on 29/03/16 at 7pm in the Public Hall. Claire Monaghan from SAC will be at the meeting. All are welcome.


Carpet Bowling

Pairs Cup 23/02/16

Winners - D. Seaton (S), I. Buchanan; Beaten Finalists - D. McCutcheon (S), W. Buchanan; Beaten Semi-Finalists - D. Faulds (S), B. McClymont; D. McTaggart (S), P. Hetherington

A. Brown’s Pairs Prize 1/03/16; Winners - P. Hetherington (S), R. O’Hare; Beaten Finalists - W. Grieve (S), J. Stewart; Beaten Semi-Finalists - D. McTaggart (S), W. Buchanan; B. McClymont (S), I. Buchanan

Singles Cup 8/03/16; Winner - R. O’Hare; Beaten Finalist – B. McClymont; Beaten Semi Finalists – D. McTaggart; D. Faulds

H. Murray’s Pairs Prize 15/03/16; Winners - R. O’Hare (S), W. Buchanan; Beaten Finalists - D. McTaggart (S), B. McClymont; Beaten Semi-Finalists - D. Faulds (S), P. Hetherington; W. Grieve (S), J. Davidson

Craft Fair

Girvan South Parish Church is holding a Craft Fair and Car Boot sale on Saturday 2nd April from 10 am to 2 pm. If you would like to reserve a table now is the time to phone Anne on 01465 713427. Tables cost only £10. We have a few left. Please come along and support this event.



President Nancy Agnew welcomed everyone to their 89th birthday held in the community centre, on Wednesday March 9. Minutes were read and invitations were received from Upper Stinchar WRI Barr, Minishant WRI and Pinwherry WRI.

Treasurer Ann Robertson passed round a board for the annual outing to Falkirk and the Kelpies for those wishing to attend. Dodds’ bus will depart at 8.30am prompt from the community centre on Saturday, May 28. Nancy introduced Marti and Emma from Ballantrae who entertained the ladies with Countdown, featuring games with words, number puzzles and name the tune and singer. Lucky winners were Ann Robertson and Janet McGradey with the highest score. Nancy thanked Marti and Emma with Marti replying that her friend Val had also contributed to the programme that the ladies had enjoyed. Honorary member Jessie Vint celebrated her 89th birthday on the day of the party and enjoyed members singing happy birthday, and hearing of events which took place in 1927, the year she was born. Janey McGradey baked and decorated the beautiful birthday cake. A delicious pot luck supper, provided by members, was then enjoyed.

Competitions: Funniest fridge magnet - 1, Irene Wilson; 2, Janey McGradey; 3=, Pauline Wood and Rosemary Robertson. Next month’s meeting on April 13: Cookery demonstration by Susan Crosthwaite. Competitions - frittata; salt and pepper set.