Landscaping complete at The Gatherings

What an amazing difference to the rear access of NCCBC's community shop, The Gatherings! 🥳
Landscaping works are now complete at the rear of the shop, ensuring safe parking and access for shop users!
Thank you to the guys from W Kennedy Ltd who worked through all weathers. The shop is available for week lets from February onwards.
Book your slot in the refurbished shop now by emailing [email protected] 😀📧
Check out for more info and photos!



Write a short story themed on castles, kings and queens for your chance to win a goodie bag & gift vouchers!
Maximum 500 words. There will be a fantastic prize for the judge’s favourite story from 6-10 year olds, and another for the favourite story from 11-16 year olds!
📍Terms and Conditions📍
Stories must be no longer than 500 words.
Stories must be typed and sent as a PDF or Word Document via email to [email protected] by Noon on Wednesday 21st February 2024. Any entries submitted after this date sadly cannot be considered.
Entries must include, name, age, village/town, and a contact number. Please note; only pre-agreed details of winner will be published in the newsletter.
Winners’ stories will be published in the North Carrick Community Newsletter!
There will be a prize for the judge’s favourite story from entrants age 6-10, and another for entrants aged 11-16. The judges will be a local author and member of the NCCBC Board.
Stories must be themed on castles, kings and queens.
Entrants must live in North Carrick; including Maybole, Minishant, Kirkoswald, Maidens, Turnberry, Crosshill Straiton, Kirkmichael, Dunure and Fisherton.


Tree-planting grants are available now!

Tree-planting grants are available now!

The Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere in partnership with South Ayrshire Council has grant funding available for small scale tree-planting projects in the Biosphere region. Applications are open now for planting on less than 0.25ha of land, which can include field boundaries, orchards, small copses, and more. This is an exciting initiative to increase the amount of native woodland cover in South Ayrshire, benefiting communities and wildlife. To express interest or for more information email [email protected] or visit the GSA Biosphere website at (Applications close on 01/03/24.)

King's Foundation installations at The Gatherings!

Some of the photos as part of the King's Foundation's press release about their work in our shop! 👇
We are so pleased to have these amazing pieces as the cherry on top of the full refurbishment of the shop. 😀
Email us to book your week in the shop - availability from February!