The Lantern Parade organised by
the M500 organisers was a fantastic success. Local residents
have been commenting on how proud they were to be there and
loved their heritage being showcased.Over the four week project,
Carrick Rural Arts Group worked with 16 different clubs and
schools and organised and ran 33 workshops. The total number of
participants was just over 400
Robert Burns - Where it BeganIt
is fairly safe to say that, had it not been for the market fair held
in Maybole High
in 1756 where William Burnes met and fell in love with Agnes Broun,
Scotlandís National Bard might never have existed.
William and Agnes married in Maybole on 15th December 1757 and just
over a year later, on 25th January 1759, Robert was born in nearby
Maybole celebrated the local connections and history
associated with our National Bard with many events during 2007.
It has provided a lasting memorial to Burnsí parents and the bard
himself in Maybole and will point to the start of the Burnsí trail
in the centre of Maybole.