7th Ayrshire Scouting – Ready for new members and leaders!

Scouting is back in Maybole, and they are on the lookout for new members and leaders!
Maybole Beavers and Cubs are welcoming new members ages 6 - 8 years, and 8 - 10½ years for their packs!

Maybole Scout Troop is also looking to restart, and they are encouraging people to get in touch if they are aged 10.5-14 and are up for new challenges, and lots of adventures!

Beavers – 6-8 years

Cubs – 8 – 10.5 years

Scouts 10.5 – 14 years

‘’Scouting gives young people aged between 6 and 25 years old the opportunity to discover just what they can do and what they can achieve. From spending their first night away from home to planning an international expedition, the unique experiences Scouts of all ages enjoy help them to realise their full potential and set them up with skills for life.’’

The North Carrick community would like to say a huge thank you to Jackie and Len who will soon be retiring from their volunteering duties after an amazing contribution to scouting during their time as leaders!
Len was a cub and a scout himself and has dedicated over 35 years’ service, and Jackie joined the committee, and the rest was history – 33 years ago! A huge thanks to both for their service to local young people.

Volunteering Opportunities!
7th Ayrshire have a new leader who is currently in training, but they need more to help the unit grow and thrive! It has never been easier to get involved, and the training process is so easy now with so many resources available online!

Why not find out more? - https://www.kcscouts.scot/
Check out Facebook group – ‘MAYBOLE SCOUT GROUP, 7th Ayrshire’
Iona Barrie (Beavers and Cubs Leaders) – 07909 124 220 – [email protected]
Jackie and Len Boughen – 07712 257 960

NCCBC Youth Strategy!

If you’re a parent or work with young people – or better still, if you’re a young person – please follow and share our social media channels for upcoming polls, activities and events! 💙👇

New signage has arrived!

The Biosphere team, alongside Ayrshire Roads Alliance and South Ayrshire Council have recently designed and installed new signs to promote the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere in the villages that are part of it! You can find out more about the new signage here: http://ow.ly/QJ5Z50FnvX

'Biosphere' recognises areas with notable landscapes, wildlife, culture and heritage and South Ayrshire has been internationally recognised through the scheme!



'Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere has been recognised internationally as a world class environment for people and nature.'

The area was awarded the title in 2012 in recognition of the landscapes, wildlife, culture and heritage that make South West Scotland so special.


G&SA-BiosphereMap from https://www.gsabiosphere.org.uk/


To find out more about the Biosphere and the benefits of being a part of it, check out their website: https://www.gsabiosphere.org.uk/


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 https://www.scottishpowerrenewables.com/pages/powering_communities.aspx 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!''

Maybole Charity Shop – Renovations beginning soon!

Maybole Charity Shop and the flat above it have now been purchased by NCCBC, and plans are well underway to repair and renovate the property and get it back into use as the charity shop that so many local groups rely on!

Survey and design work is underway with aims of having contractors on site during the summer.

NCCBC have placed an A1 noticeboard into the shop window (design shown below) to inform passers by of the upcoming improvements to the shop, and are inviting everyone to spread the word that the charity shop will be back in action as soon as works have been completed to make it safe and attractive for customers once again!

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Loves local Project

Loves local Project

Alongside the work on the new website for North Carrick, NCCBC and Maybole Community Council are also launching a North Carrick branch of the ‘Scotland Loves Local’ campaign. Our area has such an amazing variety of local businesses and this project intends to really showcase what North Carrick has to offer to visitors – when restrictions allow – but also to remind local residents of the incredible range of products and services available right on their doorstep. We hope that this campaign, alongside the new northcarrick.com website and e-commerce platform, will help our local economy to recover and thrive in the months and years ahead. Keep your eyes peeled for our campaign launching online and around the area this spring, featuring some familiar faces!

To find out more about our new website and the rest of our business recovery project follow ‘Improving North Carrick’ on Facebook or contact us via email on [email protected]

For more information on the Scotland Loves Local campaign please visit the campaign website at lovelocal.scot
If you would like to be a part of the North Carrick branch of the campaign please email Claire using the email above!