This week’s Carrick Chatter

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Small grants fund

Girvan and District Community council are happy to announce the opening of its Small Grants scheme to applications for Funds. Grants of up to £500 are available for groups within Girvan and District Community Council area. Application forms are available from the CAN office on Dalrymple Street.

CHAS lunch

The Inner Wheel Club of Girvan is again looking forward to hosting a lunch in aid of CHAS.

This year it is at an earlier date of Saturday 1st October from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in Girvan South Parish Church Hall - cost £5. This popular event will be offering a variety of soups (with bread) plus a choice of homemade desserts, followed by tea and coffee. The money raised will go to the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland which not only cares for children with life-shortening conditions but which also supports their families.

Lantern festival

Behind the scenes CRAG have been working hard to try and fund the 2016 Lantern Project with another Car Boot Fundraiser in the Catholic Hall on the 25th September from 11am.

It’s your chance to clear out the clutter and make some cash, stalls are £10 with home baking teas and coffees and there’s always a range of stalls from vintage to crafts books, toys, clothes and bric a brac and jewellery. Why not support the 2016 lantern project by coming down and joining us for a cuppa and a cake?

Living with leisure

Girvan Living with Leisure’s new session begins on Monday, 26th September. All over 50s from South Carrick are welcome to the weekly meetings held on a Monday afternoon from 1.45pm to 3.30pm in the Community Centre, Dalrymple Street. Doors open at 1.15pm.


Bowling whist

Colmonell Bowling Green held a whist drive on Friday, 1st September, with five tables playing.

Winners: Ladies 1, Irene McCrae; 2, Betty Robertson; 3, Evelyn McCubbin; consolation, Cathie Gordon

Highest half-time - Lexi Eaglesham

Gents - 1, Freda Hirst; 2, Hugh Gregg; 3, Margaret Gregg; consolation, Jen Clark; Highest half-time - Douglas McCrae; Person sitting longest at one table - Isobel Hainey. Many thanks to all who came along.



Jessie Brown, President, opened the new session. The rural song was sung. Members were reminded of the Federation show at Troon in October; also the catering for the Primary school Halloween party. The Federation day lunch is on 5th November with Linda Ormiston as guest speaker.

A local paper ran a story about a ladies gold watch bought in a charity shop in Ayr,

Inscribed “to Helen Mitchell from Ballantrae WRI 1936”. Old minute books were researched revealing details of 80 years ago. The recipient’s family, still live in the village, wished the institute to have it, it was to hand and accepted back!

The demonstrator. Anne Walker and helper Kate from Minishant did splendid ‘bake off’ 4 varieties of scones, fruit pancakes and muffins. Anne proved to be an efficient baker. Jean Davidson gave the vote of thanks.

Competitions: traybake 1 Jessie Brown 2 Jean Davidson 3 Rossie McKinley

Article beginning with “A”. 1 Margaret Maule 2 Agnes Hamilton. 3 Jessie Brown.

Next meeting will be on Guernsey. All ladies welcome.



Ayrshire LEADER is looking for exciting projects to launch the new ‘Crowdfund Ayrshire’ platform. The projects will be given huge exposure and support on how to successfully crowdfund.

If your project has what it takes to raise money through the crowd then tell us why!

Request a Crowdfunding Pitch form by emailing

Ahead of the campaign launch Ayrshire LEADER is holding a ‘Crowdfund Information’ session on Thursday 22nd September at 6pm at the Local Action Hub.

For more information on crowdfunding visit -


Carrick Centre

Mondays – “NEW” Youth Choir – 6.30pm. FREE & FUN for ages 8-17. Enjoy singing/dancing/acting. Contact Deirdre Cuthbertson 01655/883222.

Tuesdays – “NEW” TECH DROP IN for over 55s – FREE - 1.30pm-3.30pm. Whatever you want to know from sending a text to setting up your iPad just drop in and our tech expert will help you.

Tuesdays – “NEW” CARRICK TOTS. 10am-11.30am every Tuesday for Pre-school age. Parent/Carer & Toddler Group. Great group for meeting and chatting with other adults and for children to meet and play. Arts & Crafts, Reading Corner & Soft Play for all children of pre-school age.

Wednesdays – UK Taekwon-Do. New extra hour start time now 6pm.

Thursdays – NEW extra class – HARMONISE YOGA 8pm-9pm

Thursdays - “NEW” BOYS STREET & BREAK DANCE CLASSES – Contact Centre for more info. Taken by 2 experienced male dance teachers. £5/class. Every Thursday

Thursdays – “CAROLINES DANCE ACADEMY” back to normal times. See website for details.

Friday, Sep 23 – SILENT AUCTION 7pm till midnight – Fun night tickets £10 includes buffet. Over 18s only. Whose bid is the highest? Lovely prizes. Carrick Centre/Maybole Parish Church Fundraising.

Friday, Sep 30 – CARRICK CINEMA CLUB SEASON RE-STARTS – Showing “Florence Foster Jenkins” PG. Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. ALL WELCOME. See website for more details.

Mondays & Fridays. SOUTH AYRSHIRE FOODBANK is in the Centre 10am-12noon. All Donations of non-perishable goods greatly appreciated.

There is also a drop off box available in the Centre out with these times.

NEW Maybole over 50s group – lots happening, more info. at

Tuesdays – BADMINTON starts back for all, age 16+ @ Carrick Academy

Thursdays – MENS HEALTH FORUM now back @ Carrick Academy 7.30pm-8.30pm. 1st session FREE then £2/session. All fitness levels welcome. For all ages 18+. Go at your own pace exercise.

Town Hall

Fridays – LINE DANCING back on 1.15pm-2.45pm. ALL WELCOME

Sunday, Sep 25 – MAYBOLE YOUNG ARTS GROUP – Arts Festival – 10am-5pm

Monday, Sep 26 – MAYBOLE INDOOR BOWLING starts back 12.30pm-3.30pm