This week’s Carrick Chatter - 29-01-14


Indoor Bowling

Ballantrae’s indoor bowlers competed for the Lyle Trophy this week. Winners: R Dunlop, C Ward. Runners Up: R Doak, A Hirst.

Surgery Closure

The Ballantrae surgery will be closed from 12.30pm for the duration of the afternoon on Wednesday 12 February due to protected learning time.

Emergency medical cover will be provided by NHS 24 on 08454 24 24 24. In a life threatening emergency dial 999 for an ambulance.


Members Night

Vice President Beryl Howarth welcomed SWRI members and friends to the first meeting of the new year on Monday 13 January. Secretary Margaret Robertson read the minutes and a business discussion followd.

A clipboard of suggestions for our summer was had and the destination will be Stirling on Saturday 31 May.

The games for members night were dominoes, whist and beetle. Winners: 1st table beetle: Beryl Howarth. 2nd table Kathy Walker.

Dominoes: Anne Hyslop.

Gin Rummy: Betty Robertson.

The competition was a foliage plant which was judged by Betty McCreadie. Winners: 1st Frances Cook. 2nd Margaret Robertson. 3rd: Pauline Wood.

Raffle was drawn and supper was enjoyed.

The WRI are holding an open night on Wednesday 12 February in the community centre at 7.30pm. A warm welcome to everyone. Gwyneth Guthrie (Mrs Mack) will be there to talk about her life on the stage.

Competitions: One cranachan and a funny birthday card.


Ceilidh Night

Ceilidh to be held in Dailly Community Centre on Saturday 8th February at 7.30pm by Girvan & District Arthritis Research UK.

Musical entertainment by The Brae Ceilidh Band with guest singer.

Tickets £9 available from Liz on 01465 713527.


Bingo Night

There will be a bingo night in the Catholic Hall, Henrietta Street on Friday 31 January. Doors open at 6.30pm with ‘eyes down’ between 7 and 9pm. Admission is 50p includes tea and biscuits with ten game books 50p each too. All money will go to the church restoration fund.

Coffee Morning

The 1st Girvan Boys Brigade is having a coffee morning on Saturday 1 February in the North Parish Church from 10am-12noon. Tickets are £2 and can be bought on the door, from officers or boys themselves. There will be a home baking sale.

Concert Night

Girvan North Parish Church is holding an evening of music on Friday 31 January. The music will be given by the Nicol family.

Tickets are £5 and can be bought from the Sweetie Shop, the CAN office and the church itself.

Living With Leisure

We will welcome on Monday, 3rd February, in the Community Centre, Mr Robert McQuiston to talk about the work of Mercy Ships. All over 50’s residents in South Carrick are welcome to join the group. Doors open at 1.30p.m. and we finish at 3.30p.m.

Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Girvan held its annual Burns Supper in the Royal Hotel on Tuesday the 21st January. Paul and his staff are to be congratulated for providing a special meal on the occasion.

Eric MacKinnon gave his customary masterly Toast to the Haggis carried in to the strains of the pipes played by Jim Crawford.

After an enjoyable meal Club President Andrew Ballantine proposed the Loyal Toast to the Queen and guest Dennis Reid proposed the Toast to the Immortal Memory of our National Bard, Robert Burns.

Bill Dunlop expressed the Club’s thanks to Dennis Reid. Jim Anderson proposed the Toast to the Lassies on whose behalf a humorous reply was given by Jim Crawford.

Ron Gibson proposed the Toast to Drouthy Cronies and the programme was interspersed by communal singing of Burns songs and a recitation by Eric MacKinnon. The evening concluded with a Vote of Thanks to yin and ‘a expressed by Bob Grassom and the company singing of Auld Lang Syne.

Silent Auction

On Saturday 8th February South Parish Church in Girvan is holding a Silent Auction in the Church Hall from 2pm until 4pm.

Admission will be only £1 and includes a cup of tea/coffee. Please come along and support this event. You may find the bargain you have just been looking for!!

If you would like to donate a quality item (jewellery, kitchen item, furniture, painting for example) please contact any Elder in the Church or bring your item along to the hall on the morning of the event at 10am.

If you need something collected please phone 01465 713427. Look forward to seeing you again.

Singing Group

Girvan Ragtime sing a long group has set new dates for its meetings in the Age Concern premises, Duff Street, Girvan.

These are Thursday February 13th, from 2pm to 4pm; Thursday March 13th, from 2pm to 4pm; and Thursday April 17th, from 2pm to 4pm.

All seniors citizens and their relatives/carers are welcome and a special invitation is extended to all care homes and residents in South Ayrshire.

The most popular songs from the forties and fifties will be featured, such as “When you’re smiling”, “You made me love you”, “Silvery moon”, “You are my sunshine”, together with a selection of equally popular Scottish songs such as “Loch Lomond”, “I belong to Glasgow”, The Northern Lights” and many, many more.

To reserve a place, and help with catering numbers for tea, coffee, and cakes, please contact Jenni McKeand, Alzheimer Scotland, Troon on 01292 318 005.

Tea Dances

Girvan Youth Trust are planning an exciting new venture. They are planning to hold monthly tea dances in the Sacred Heart Church Hall.

The first tea dance is set to take place on Sunday 16 February from 2pm-4pm. Popular songs from the 1940s, 50s and 60s will be played and Frank Welshman will also be playing after a successful stint last summer at the prom.

Tickets are on sale now from the Sweetie Shop, Girvan Community Centre, Age Concern and Girvan Youth Trust staff and are priced at just £2.50.


Carpet Bowling

Lendalfoot’s carpet bowlers competed for the W. Buchanan’s point prize on Tuesday 21 January.

Highest score D. McTaggart : 36 points, 2nd D. Seaton: 33 points 3rd D. Walker 30 points.