North Carrick communities, the North Carrick Community Benefit Company (NCCBC) has secured funding to support projects and ideas that are important to you. Be part of the process and have your voice heard by completing this survey:
NCCBC, in partnership with South Ayrshire Council, have secured funding for the Foundations for Recovery initiative. The projects being explored fall under 3 categories: heritage & culture, buildings & assets, and learning & jobs.
You can learn more and support the work by visiting the NCCBC website: and filling in the survey.

Maybole Regeneration kicking up a gear!

Maybole Regeneration Project Updates!

The Maybole Regeneration Project is beginning to pick up momentum with the Town Hall refurbishment scheme to start just after the local elections in early May, the Charity Shop being out to tender and a new grant scheme for shop front improvements set to start in April 22nd. The town centre will soon be very busy with works. The Maybole Active Travel High Street Scheme , subject to funders approval for summer 2022 tender with works planning to start  towards end of summer. We will be working with businesses to minimise disruption during the construction phase which will be up to 14 months. The scheme to bring Maybole Castle back into use is also looking to start in the summer and with the bypass now open schemes on the High Street can now accelerate.  Our Activities and Training programme continues to grow with over 350 people having been engaged in various projects and further training offered to local contractors – see below for more information. We hope to finally open our project office by Spring making the team will be available to meet and discuss the project and its programmes. Please do visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date news on progress.

Small Grants Scheme

The small grant scheme continues to progress with many of our overall building and shopfront schemes now in development. Our small grants scheme has also now been complimented by the Ambition Shopfront Scheme which has supported 11 business owners in making improvements to their premises such as repairs, decoration and signage.

We hope that another round of this funding is available again next year to build on the improvements that business owners have been able to make to their premises.

Activities and Training Programme

With life getting back to some semblance of normality- the Activities Programme has suddenly taken a leap forward. It is going to be a very busy time ahead, with lots of projects going live over the year! Recently, we have had lots of activities with schools and an increasing online presence, including our evening talks. We are really looking forward to hosting some great fun events that everyone can enjoy in venues all over town such as Goudies, The Carrick Centre, The Library, Town Hall and St Oswald's Church as well as our lovely outdoor spaces.

Heritage Day

Date for your diary Saturday 14th May 2022 11am-2pm at the Glebe Park!

See Robert the Bruce amass his Troops for battle- live performance by History Matters - Lots of stalls and free activities!

Maybole Coat of Arms

The team were very pleased to be presented with this regal cast of Maybole’s Coat of Arms from Simon Glendenning of Carrick History Society. The beautiful piece was kindly donated by Maybole Historical Society. It will be restored and incorporated into the restoration of Maybole Town Hall.

Christmas Card Competition

All nine North Carrick Primary Schools participated in a Christmas Card design contest where young people had to design a card based on a Town Scape. The team were blown away by the talent from all schools. The winning card was used in real life by the project and was designed by Kayley from Minishant Primary School. The cards were all displayed in the windows of the former Charity Shop in the High Street.

Scavenger Hunt

Please see Family Scavenger Hunt on What's On Page This was created to support Mental Health Week and was run as an activity at North Carrick Schools. The competition will remain open until the 19th April with the chance to win a family ticket to Heads of Ayr Farm Park and anyone can take part.

Evening Talks

Throughout the cold winter months, we have been running a series of online evening talks on Heritage and local History by our friends Denis Reid and History Matters. Watch out on our Social Media Pages for our Spring Programme.

Mapping and Recording Partnership Project

Working in Partnership with the newly formed Carrick History Society, we are running a research project looking at how transport links (such as the railway and A77) have changed and shaped the growth and development of Maybole. This will form an exhibition at Maybole Library.

Contractors Training

We are running a course on Rendering and Harling with Lime at the Scottish Lime Centre on 3rd and 4th May aimed at local contractors. We have prepared a full training guide for 2022 which can be found on our website or email [email protected]  to discuss training.

Artist in Residence

Project Artist, Cate Ross, has been establishing workshops in different locations in Maybole. There is a Creative Community Art Session on the last Wednesday of each month in Maybole library from next month there will also be an evening session in St Oswald’s Church.. To book a space email [email protected]. Cate has also been working with groups in the North Carrick Schools, Groups with Additional Support Needs, Family Groups and Secondary School groups. Any community groups wishing Cate’s input should send a very brief proposal to Coral (email address above).

Get in Touch!

You can get in touch by, phone, email or social media!

Tel; 01292 559031

email: [email protected]

Girlguiding - North Carrick Taster Event!

Girlguiding – Carrick District will be holding a “drop-in” taster evening for Brownies aged 7-10, Guides aged 10-14 and Rangers aged 14-18 on Tuesday 22 March, to give girls in North Carrick a chance to come along and see what we do!

This will be held at Goudie's, 6-10 Whitehall, Maybole from 6.30pm – 8pm.

Girls from North Carrick area are welcome to come along to the drop-in session (accompanied by a parent/guardian). There will be a chance for girls to try some craft activities and get a flavour of what guiding is all about.

We look forward to meeting you there!

If you have any questions regarding the “drop-in” session, then please email: [email protected]
If you are interested but unable to attend contact: [email protected]

South Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership - Decision Days!

If you would like to find out more about the South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership click here. 

What's Maybole to YOU?

NCCBC SURVEY - What’s Maybole to YOU?

Thank you so much to everyone who has told us about how they use Maybole so far!

If you haven’t yet, don’t worry - there’s still time to fill in our quick survey about how you use Maybole.

We are particularly keen to hear from residents of Turnberry, Maidens, Kirkoswald and Dunure – we haven’t had many responses from these areas so far and want to make sure that the data we collect is representative. We are aware that many residents may use Girvan or Ayr’s amenities rather than Maybole, but we want to confirm this and hear more about the reasons why.

Please share the link below with your friends in these areas!

3 Minute Survey:

Massive boost to North Carrick Regeneration!

‘Foundations for Recovery’


NCCBC’s successful application for funding from the UK Government will see £565,000 invested to develop projects in North Carrick to the point where they are ready to be implemented.

South Ayrshire Council received over £12m worth of project proposals and had to whittle that down to a shortlist of projects with a total value of not more than £3 million. NCCBC’s project made it onto the shortlist of five projects put forward by the Council and is one of only two of the shortlisted projects that has been approved by the UK Government.

The money, which includes a £50,000 contribution from North Carrick Community Benefit Company, will be used for an intensive programme to convert community and business aspirations, ideas, and proposals into investment-ready projects. The Government specified that this funding has to be used for revenue and not capital costs. So NCCBC will employ consultants, engineers, architects, and other experts. They will work on a range of projects covering tourism, community assets, and workforce development.

The best thing about this “Foundations for Recovery” programme is that the work that these experts will do will lead directly to further funding applications. Those new applications will be to cover the capital costs of making big improvements in North Carrick. All in all, North Carrick could be in the early stages of a huge positive change. Every community in North Carrick will be involved in Foundations for Recovery in one way or another.

A very exciting time for our area!

Contact your local NCCBC Director or Stuart Lindsay to find out more – [email protected]

See North Carrick on the map of UK projects here- View Interactive Map!

Gifting Scotland, Supporting Scotland's businesses!

Introducing the Scotland Loves Local Gift Card scheme!

You may have seen some of the Scotland Loves Local campaigns in recent press or tv adverts, or you may have taken part in our very own ‘North Carrick Loves Local’ project! The Scotland Loves Local gift card is part of an overarching campaign to encourage local spending and support local businesses.

The Scottish Government has funded a gift card programme for each local authority area in Scotland for one year, and has funded the production of 5000 gift cards. The gift cards have multiple uses including traditional gifting and as corporate reward initiatives etc.

South Ayrshire Council are encouraging local businesses to register their business to benefit from the opportunity of an additional income stream. This initiative is free to register to accept the gift card! For more information about SAC’s recent work on this, check out their Business Beat Newsletter here.

To register your business to accept the Gift Cards - click here.

Buy a Gift Card now!

Co-op star retires after 36 years service!

The Team at Maybole's Co-op Food would like to wish their amazing manager, Alastair, a very Happy Retirement! Alistair finished up on Saturday 9th October after 36 years of service to the Co-op, with 10 and a half years spent managing our very own Maybole store!

Thank you Alistair!

Community Wellbeing Hub launches new programme of free wellbeing activities for young people!

New initiative in Maybole, Community Wellbeing Hub, launched their amazing new programme of free activities on Sunday 10th October - which was a fantastic way to celebrate World Mental Health Day!

''Providing a quiet nurturing space to learn, rebalance, focus & protect health & wellbeing. When we started our free sessions for young people in secondary school & their families in August we knew that our CWH would help those who needed it most. The drop in sessions have re started last week and will run every Thursday 8.00-845pm until the 6 week block begins on the 21st October with slightly longer sessions of 8-9.30pm. Our 6 weekly block will run throughout the year focussing meditations, relaxation, art & sound therapy, holistic treatments to help improve mental health & wellbeing.''

The CWH had a welcome session on the 10th October which gave the community & local organisations a flavour of what they will be offering including meditations/mindfulness, sound therapy, arts and crafts & holistic therapies.
The sessions start from 21st October are are based within Ayrshire Healing Centre, Maybole - to find out more contact Anya or Ruth on [email protected]