Carrick Gazette editorial- Support Girvan’s Visitor Information Point

If a small selection of comments on the Gazette’s Facebook page are anything to go by, then it is fair to say that people are underwhelmed at the idea of a visitor information point opening in Girvan.

Whilst the Gazette understands those concerns, a visitor information point in a seaside town is surely a much needed resource.

This has been three years in the making and a lot of people have put in a lot of hard work into making this a reality. Blessed with glorious sunshine at the official opening on Saturday, that sort of day showcased how beautiful Girvan is particularly as you overlook Ailsa Craig.

To those who say there is nothing to display in the visitor information point, then the Gazette urges you to go along when it is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to see what they have to offer.

You may be pleasantly surprised at the number of leaflets on display as well as posters showcasing local upcoming events as well as a fabulous information screen showing off fantastic pictures of the area.

Girvan does have real potential and a visitor information point opening as the summer season is upon us with hopefully better weather is a real step in the right direction.

Far too often visitors are unable to find out information when they come to Girvan about the best places to stay or attractions to visit or even something as simple as a bus timetable.

The opening of a visitor information point at the fantastically refurbished townhouse changes all that.

Volunteers will be on hand on the aforementioned days to answer any questions you may have and to simply show off what Girvan and the Carrick area has to offer to locals and visitors.

This is a vital project for that particular part of Girvan so let’s get behind it.