This week’s Carrick Chatter

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Floral Art

Girvan South Parish Church are holding a Floral Art Competition and Afternoon Cream Teas this Saturday the 27th August from 1pm to 4pm in both halls of the church. Tickets are available on the door and everyone is most welcome. Please come along and enjoy this the fourth annual event of this type.

The Floral Art Competition will be judged and prizes awarded in the afternoon. A scrumptious afternoon tea of cream scones, cakes and sandwiches will be served in the South Parish halls in Girvan. Tickets for both events cost £5 and are available at the door. If you are interested in entering the competition, please phone Girvan 713427.

Sundown services

A group from Barr will be leading the Wednesday Service at 7pm on 24 August in the South Parish Girvan. The final service, on 31, will be lead by the South Choir and is based on the theme of Psalms. Refreshments are available after both services and so far over £400 has been raised for a children’s charity.

Car boot sale

Carrick Rural Arts Group is holding a Car Boot Sale this Sunday 28th August in the Catholic Hall, Henrietta Street, Girvan starting at 11am to raise funds for this year’s Lantern Project. There will be plenty of bric a brac, jewellery, dvds, toys, books, cakes, as well as our popular craft stalls, some raising funds for the Ayrshire Hospice. CRAG will have a tombola/bottle stall and a pop up tea room with amazing home baking available. There are still stalls available so if you have clutter to clear please give us a call on 01465 715621 to book a table.


Community council

Ballantrae Community Council will be meeting at the Public Hall on 30 August at 7pm. At the start of the meeting there will be a short presentation on the Ballantrae Festival of Food and Drink which has been selected in a shortlist of three in two categories: Tourism Award (with Sugar and Spice / Geraldos and VisitArran) and the Ayrshire Food and Drink Award (with Aye Love Real Food and Crucial Drinks) of the Ayrshire Chamber Food and Drink Awards.

All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you.


Education Exhibition

Skills Development Scotland (SDS), University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and UCAS are having a Higher Education Exhibition in Ayrshire where young people can find out more about careers, college and university.

The event, in the University’s Ayr Campus, on Tuesday 30 August, brings together representatives from Higher and Further Education institutions in Scotland and elsewhere. These representatives will be on hand to offer advice as well as information on a variety of courses and learning pathways.

SDS’s Christine Maxwell said: “There will be seminars delivered by a careers adviser or one of our SDS interns running throughout the day.

“This year’s Exhibition gives young people and their parents the opportunity to find the information about their options in one place at one time. It also gives them access to experts which is also very valuable. Choosing which course, university or career is one of the biggest decisions people make, so it is vital they have all the information to ensure that decision is well-informed.

“Digital World will also be at the Exhibition, to show the opportunities available in the digital technology sector, as well as SDS’s My World of Work Live.

“While the Exhibition is aimed primarily at fifth and sixth year pupils, anyone interested in finding out about Higher Education opportunities, including parents, carers and college students are very welcome to come along.”

Careers advisers from SDS will be at the free event to give impartial, one-to-one advice on options and opportunities.

The Exhibition, in the main building on University Avenue, will run from 9.15am until 3.15pm.

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