COP26 Community Benefit Challenge

COP26 Community Benefit Challenge

Scottish Power are inviting community groups eligible to apply to ScottishPower Renewables’ community benefit funds across the UK to bring forward Net Zero initiatives for the chance to access additional funding through the COP26 Community Benefit Challenge. Depending on the value of the initiative, ScottishPower Renewables will award up to £5,000 towards the best idea! 💚♻️

Further information available on their website or you can direct any questions you may have to [email protected] 😃

View the PDF poster here: COP26 Comp poster A3 V2

Mobile Library Returning!

South Ayrshire Council have announced that the mobile library will be returning in a reduced capacity to communities across South Ayrshire from Monday 14th June 2021.

  • You can contact the mobile library by emailing [email protected], by calling 0797349523, you can also request items via their online catalogue
  • You can request up to 10 titles, either by author or genre
  • please bring your own bag to put your books in
  • books can be returned in the drop box provided

The Mobile Library is coming back to the Crosshill, Straiton & Kirkmichael area on the following days:

Straiton - Wednesday 16th June 10am to 12pm, Main Street

Kirkmichael - Wednesday 16th June 1pm to 2pm, Bolestyle Crescent

Crosshill - Wednesday 21st July 10am to 10.45am, King Street

Volunteers Week in North Carrick!


VASA said: ''An amazing army of volunteers were honoured this week for their tireless work throughout the Covid pandemic.
To celebrate national Volunteers’ Week, VASA hosted three outdoor awards events – one in Kirkmichael and two at Rozelle in Ayr, to say ‘thank you’ to the local heroes who have stepped up to support people in communities across South Ayrshire.
Over the three events, 286 volunteers were treated to afternoon tea on the lawn, entertainment and a huge round of applause as their names were read out in a roll of honour.
''Paying tribute to the award winners, Marie Oliver, Chief Executive Officer of VASA, said: “The South Ayrshire Volunteer Awards are a chance for us to say a very big thank you to the people who give their time so generously to help others, and this past year has highlighted more than ever just how valuable their contribution is.
“Volunteers have been vital in supporting their communities through the pandemic and it is no exaggeration to say that we couldn’t have got through it without them.
“From delivering food and prescriptions to befriending calls and checking on the vulnerable and isolated, each one of our local volunteers has made a real difference and we hope these awards let them know how much they are appreciated.”
Congratulations to all our amazing North Carrick Volunteers!

Ayrshire Healing Centre Opens in Maybole!

The newly opened Ayrshire Healing Centre is a very exciting addition to Maybole with lots of amazing classes, therapies and treatments now on offer. Owner, Anya is excited to welcome new clients into the newly refurbished premises which has been completely transformed from how many may remember it as the old veterinary surgery!

The new space includes a meditation studio, space for yoga, treatment rooms for aromatherapy, massage and sound healing, amongst others. Yoga classes and 1:1 sessions will be available from Harmonise Yoga and the Healing Centre will also act as a Community Wellbeing Hub, more info coming soon!

The team would like to extend a huge thanks to Allan Dorrans MP who came to officially open the new centre!

Anya told us: ''I have had wonderful support from the local people of Maybole who have booked treatments and classes and taken such an interest in my new business . It’s quite daunting to be launching a brand new niche market business during a pandemic, Ayrshire Healing centre is the only multi disciplinary healing centre in the county but the support and interest has been fantastic and I have met so many lovely people already!''