Blow for festival funding

GIRVAN’S popular Festival of Light has been left short of funding after it was given only £1000 by South Ayrshire Council’s rural panel after officers recommended that a grant application be refused.

The £1000 grant was only made after panel chairman, councillor Alec Oattes, seconded a proposal by councillor Sandra Goldie after council officials had recommended that the festival be refused its application for £4500 in funding.

Read more in this week’s Carrick Gazette.