Did you know that the wildlife of Carrick is being kept in safe hands by a charity called the Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Trust?
South Ayrshire Seniors Forum is to stage the second of its Information Road Shows in Maybole at the end of the month.
British Telecom has announced this week that it has reached 464,700 hotspots in Scotland, including around 32,300 across Ayrshire.
The sight of the French tricolour flying high over Girvan’s McKechnie Institute has signalled the imminent arrival in the town of a group from its “twin” Torcy in France.
Asda Girvan is celebrating after raising almost £20,000 for local and national charities and organisations over the past 12 months.
Local MSP Adam Ingram has welcomed the announcement from Big Lottery Fund Scotland Director Jackie Killeen of up to £8 million of Lottery money which will be spent on supporting people affected by domestic abuse across Scotland through the Becoming a Survivor scheme.
Girvan masters runner Kerry-Liam Wilson travelled over to Belfast for the city marathon and came away with a higher placing and faster time than he did at last year’s event.
Ayr Roads CC/Harry Fairbairn BMW had three riders representing the club at the Margaret Dooley Trophy ten-mile TT held on the West Ferry course in Bishopton last Wednesday evening.
At the time of writing, the weather has taken a turn for the better with settled easterlies and a spell of warmish temperatures to boost the sport.
The Girvan ladies competed for the Arran Rosebowl on Wednesday May 8, which provided a very healthy win for Kathleen Thomson on 33 Stableford points, with Liz Neill 30 and Elinor Heggie 29 points.
Last Sundays game at Girvan Bowling Club was an open pairs competition sponsored by Gordon and Marion Wright.
Think before you ride over that lovely tempting grass field is the message from The British Horse Society in Scotland to those hacking out this May.
On Saturday night from 8pm on BBC-1 there will be the annual Eurovision Song Contest – a television event which was first screened in 1956.
Well, last week we covered the history of Girvan’s Stumpy, a building worthy of note despite there being little action from South Ayrshire Council in repairing the clock.
The new-look Burns an’a’that! Festival is creating quite a stir and promises more than before, with live music very much to the fore and most of it is free of charge.
HE’S hogged the limelight for decades – but now bard Robert Burns finally has competition in the celebrity stakes.
Over the years there have been a large number of television series featuring the work of the police. As more of them are becoming available on DVD, it is interesting to compare and contrast them.
Unfortunately with the notable exceptions of Doctor Who and the Forsyte Saga, not many monochrome BBC drama programmes of the sixties have been released on DVD.
South Ayrshire businesses will be encouraged to employ more modern apprentices as the third Scottish Apprenticeship Week gets under way on Monday.
In recent months there has been quite a lot of discussion in the Press about the amount of money that Britain sends abroad in overseas aid.
Next week’s meeting to decide the way ahead for the project to replace Girvan’s swimming pool is a critical one.
Growing legions of ‘silver surfers’ in South Ayrshire are being warned to be vigilant as cyber criminals look to prey on unsuspecting victims with increasingly cunning online scams.
Barrhill Memorial Hall May sweep was won by Jannette Hughes who wins £100.
Seven hundred Rotarians and partners will be visiting Ayr from October 25 - 27 in order to convene their annual conference at Ayr Racecourse.
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Weather for Girvan
Monday 20 May 2013
Temperature: 8 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 24 mph
Wind direction: North west
Temperature: 8 C to 14 C
Wind Speed: 23 mph
Wind direction: North west