Carrick Gazette editorial- Community spirit is alive and well

This week the Gazette had the great pleasure of reporting on several events that show community spirit is alive and well in this area.

Our story about the revamping of the inside of Stumpy Tower is one that should be welcomed and praised by all across Girvan and Carrick.

The work done by the Girvan and District Attractions committee in particular should be applauded as Stumpy Tower has always been and remains a stellar attraction for the town.

Now it has been spruced up with fantastic boards full of wonderfully painted images by Maureen Hutton detailing some of this area’s most legendary figures including Sawney Bean and King Robert the Bruce.

Information boards are also on display inside the former jail giving visitors facts about attractions such as Ailsa Craig and the history of Stumpy Tower and McMaster Hall.

This is a project which will benefit people of all ages so if you are in the town and see Stumpy’s doors open why not pop in and have a look at the wonderful work.

Another event the Gazette was delighted to report on was the food drive that was held at Stumpy on Saturday.

The Gazette took a neutral stance on the independence referendum and continues to do so on that issue, but the food drive is something that the whole community can come out and support as they did in large numbers on Saturday in Girvan.

The food will all go to help those less fortunate in the area in conjunction with the foodbank at the South Parish Church and organisers are hoping that the food drives will become a regular event.

Coupled with the foodbank donation point that also appeared in Maybole last week for people to drop food off it shows that community spirit is alive and well across Carrick and that the best results are achieved when we all come together as a community to help one another.

Let’s keep it up.