Maybole Community Council presents ‘Scrolls of Appreciation’ - 28th June 202

On Tuesday evening Maybole Community Council issued scrolls of appreciation to members of the community for services to the community , outstanding achievements and, on this occasion the 6th ceremony since 1999, groups businesses and public services could also be nominated for outstanding service during Covid.
Recipients included police Scotland, The Ambulance Service, Fire and Rescue, Carrick Resilience Team, Maybole and Carrick Medical Practices, both of Maybole's  Llyods Chemists, Maybole Clean Up Group, Maybole Over 50s Walking Group, Maybole Dental Practice, the Spar and Home Hardware store, the Co-Op, Royal Mail, David McKay Butchers and North Carrick Community Benefit Company. Individual nominations were awarded to Allan and Margaret Harvey, Jean Clark,, Liam Hamilton, Mhairi, Deghlan, Darcy and Ronan Hunter Blair, Dr and Mrs Paton, Callum McKelvie, Chris Fleming, Jim Paterson, Iona Barrie, Yvonne Kiltie, Wilma Milligan, Helen Whitefield, Frances Campbell, Jim McEwan, Carlo Walker, Roy Birnie and Mark Fletcher.
All nominations are made by the wider public and assessed by an independent panel and if you know of outstanding volunteers ,you can nominate them in the future!
Thanks to South Ayrshires new Provost Iain Campbell for handing out the awards
From Maybole Community Council - Thankyou to all who made the nominations and everyone involved in making it a successful evening.



Due to the winds and forecast bad weather for this afternoon I have arranged access to the Church at Straiton!

We are touring the area to give all the North Carrick communities a chance to see and give ideas on the major projects proposed for the area! Come along to see architectural drawings, plans and proposals, speak to our consultants and ask questions! We will be in each location for a couple of hours - please pop by and say hello! We will also have the content available to view here soon!

Kirkmichael– 31st May @ Bolestyle Crescent 2.30pm, then McCosh Hall from 5pm

Minishant & Kirkoswald– 1st June - POSTPONED

Maidens– 2nd June @ Harbour Car Park 2.30pm

Dunure– 2nd June @ Kennedy Park – from 5pm

Crosshill– 7th June @ Milton Street 2.30pm then King Street

Maybole– 9th June @ Carrick Academy at Lunch, then Abbot Street from 2.30pm

Straiton– 10th June @ Straiton Trails Car Park from 3pm


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!