Carrick Gazette editorial- Community spirit alive and well in Carrick

How heartening it was to see the streets of Carrick lined with people on Friday morning as the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games made its way through the area.

The glorious weather helped of course but there was a real sense of community spirit in Ballantrae, Girvan and Maybole as people of all ages came out to support the baton bearers.

An event at Girvan Community Hospital featuring children from the local primary schools was a huge success and Girvan even participated in a moment of history as the baton’s visit to the hospital was the first time it had visited a hospital in the British Isles.

It will surely go down as a day that will be remembered for generations to come and the people of Carrick should be congratulated for turning out to give their support.

Those working at Girvan Youth Trust are also to be congratulated for unveiling an extensive and exciting summer programme of events. Their ambition is to make Girvan the place to be this summer and you simply can’t fault the efforts they are going to.

Once again they will be operating the boating pond and putting green whilst they will have entertainment and activities for children on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

And what’s more there will also be kite flying and demonstrations at Stair Park every Thursday from 10am-4pm which will be delivered by Andrew Beattie of Tug.Com.

The Youth Trust are also delivering fantastic taster sessions in many sports for free and in this huge summer of sport you would be mad to miss out on those opportunities.

With Sunday music on the prom as well, the Youth Trust are putting on a great amount of activities and entertainment for those in Girvan this summer. Be sure not to miss it.