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]