April 2008
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April 2008

Maybole Community Council Members

Maybole Community Council and South Ayrshire Councillors

At the April meeting of Maybole Community Council, secretary Anne Walker reported that there had been only one nomination in the recent by-election to fill three seats. Brian Robertson was duly elected and Alan Murray was co-opted to fill one of the remaining two vacancies. The final vacancy will be filled at the next meeting and if anyone would like to be considered they should contact Mrs Walker or chairman Peter Mason. Photos by Tony Kerrigan

2nd April, was a "Pink Night" in the Maybole Arms, Maybole, to raise money for breast cancer research. Everyone attending was encouraged to dress in pink and there were games, a raffle and a karaoke session The evening was organised by Moira Auld of Maybole who told us afterwards that £250 had been raised which is going to Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Breakthrough is the UK's leading charity committed to fighting breast cancer through research, campaigning and education and HRH the Prince of Wales is its patron. Moira has asked us to thank everyone who helped with the event, all who donated to it, staff at the Maybole Arms and Davie Park for providing the karaoke.

Two brethren who received 50 year diplomas at last Wednesday’s meeting of St John No11. The recipients were PM Bro William Milligan (right) who was RWM in 1967, and Brother Stan Koniczek. They received their awards from the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Ayrshire, Bro. Archibald Chalmers assisted by Brother Stuart McKenzie, Muirhead who was acting Provincial Grand Lodge Director of Ceremonies.

The 13th annual Robin Speirs Memorial golf competition was played round Maybole golf course on Easter Sunday. Around 30 golfers turned out to play in very cold windy conditions, before retiring to the Maybole Arms for some much needed food laid on by the proprietors Callum and Lesley. 1st was 2006 winner Graham Lester 70 net 63, 2nd Scott McCahill with a competition record scratch 65 net 64, 3rd David Wallace 76 net 65, longest drive John Wood and nearest the pin Alan Campbell. Prizes donated by regulars and golfers were raffled and raised £132 for the British Heart Foundation. Attached photo: 2007 winner Michael Thompson hands over the trophy to Graham Lester with Robin’s mum Robina Campbell centre.

There was a brief snow blizzard which hit Maybole on the first Sunday morning of April just after 9am. It didn’t last long, however and probably by the time most residents got out of bed the snow had disappeared! One young Maybole resident loved playing in the snow!

Maybole Swimming Gala results. Gardenrose PS won the overall event, boys relay and girls relay Kirkmichael PS was best village. more

Former Maybole man Roger Mullin’s recent 60th birthday celebration was held at Culzean Castle, where his late Mum (Isabella) was chief guide for many years. The photo shows - left to right - the Mullin siblings Roger, Margaret and Jimmy Mullin (who flew from Canada) in the Ailsa Room where close family members gathered for the celebration. The three also enjoyed a visit to Carrick Academy during their stay in Maybole. more

Ayrshire junior chess league results: Carrick A team won the Ayrshire junior league last month at Greenwood Academy when 13 teams took part; Carrick B team came 7th. Carrick A team in board order  Peter Edwards, Zak Roy, Stewart Beatie and Andrew Carter Carrick B team  in board order John Dempster, Andrew Clark, Scott Tudhope and David Carter.
Photo: Back row - Ali Roy(non playing captain) ,Stuart Beattie (A), David Carter (B) Peter Edwards (A) Scott Tudhope (B) John Dempster (B) and Andrew Clarke (B) Kneeling, Zak Roy (A) and Andrew Carter (A)  . more

The first matchplay challenge between Maybole Gents Golf Club and the Pontoon Golf Club was played on Sunday, April 20. The format was six doubles partnerships from each club over the home team’s SGU registered club. Maybole being the home team it was played at the Memorial Park golf course. The winners of the challenge were Maybole who triumphed 5 to 1 although the individual matches were closely contested. Pictured is Ramsay Eccles, Secretary of Maybole Golf Club and Maybole Team Captain receiving the matchplay trophy from Pontoon Golf Club Captain, Robert Green.

Twelve pairs took part in the recent Gala Open Pairs Indoor Bowls competition held in Maybole Town Hall which, after a close fought final, was won by Mr D Harvey and Mrs N Fleming, with Mr R White and Mr D McIntosh runners up. The competition is run by Maybole Community Association who would like to thank Mr I Kidd, Mr A Scobie and Mr I Sloan for all their help. Derek Walker, on behalf of the Association also thanked the staff of the town hall, the ladies who served the teas and sandwiches, and all the players who took part. The official presentation will be on Gala Day on June 21.



April 2008. The complete text of the headlines above and more articles follow below.

Former Maybole man Roger Mullin’s recent 60th birthday celebration was held at Culzean Castle, where his late Mum (Isabella) was chief guide for many years. The photo shows - left to right - the Mullin siblings Roger, Margaret and Jimmy Mullin (who flew from Canada) in the Ailsa Room. where close family members gathered for the celebration. The three also enjoyed a visit to Carrick Academy during their stay in Maybole. During their visit, Roger and Jim (designated a Global Scot and a former chair of the OECD committee for Science and Technology), met with Jim Mather, Minister for Enterprise in the Scottish Government, regarding innovation in science and technology policy. Jim and Roger were guests at a dinner in Glenrothes hosted by principals involved in Scottish Colleges International. Jim spoke on his experience of developing science and technology policy in different parts of the world, including China, Latin America and Africa.

Ayrshire junior chess league results  

Carrick A team won the Ayrshire junior league last month at Greenwood Academy when 13 teams took part; Carrick B team came 7th.

Carrick A team in board order  Peter Edwards, Zak Roy, Stewart Beatie and Andrew Carter Carrick

B team  in board order John Dempster, Andrew Clark, Scott Tudhope and David Carter.

Photos both teams and non playing captain Scottish Internationalist Ali Roy (left), Ali helps the beginners in the junior section along with Siegrun and Athol Macgilchrist on Wednesday evenings in Maybole Town Hall . If you are interested in learning to play chess why not go along at 6.30pm; entry is free - all you need to take is some money for the tuck shop   Zak represented St Cuthbert’sPrimary at George Herriot School in Edinburgh at Easter in the Chess Scotland Schools Individual Finals and came 3rd in the primary 5 and under section; he lost his last round on board 1 to win his section outright. Peter Edwards from Girvan finished a respectable 9th in the primary 6/7 section.  

Some members of the Tackety Bit Club went to Crianlarich and climbed Cruach Ardrain. There was a good covering of snow and a bit of ice but did not need the crampons. The sun came out for brief spells giving good winter views, although there were more dull times and a couple of blizzard showers. Other members went to the Cairngorms where the weather was much better. It was quite windy on the ridges ,but clear all day. The path into Coire an Sneachda was half trailed which made it easier as the snow was quite deep. The climbs were in good winter condition making it a great day.

Shortly before Christmas the Carrick Centre made an application to the national Lottery for the community part of the project. After recent talks with Lottery officials Bill Miller, chairman of the company set up to for the new Centre, said, “At last there is positive news.” He continued, “We have heard that our Lottery Application for the Carrick Centre has finally reached a stage where they will sit down and discuss the details with us. They like its objectives and the scope. If they come up with what they indicate is possible, then we will have the funding finally in place.


“We are also having great success with South Ayrshire Council who are assisting in every way possible, and we have the support of Adam Ingram MSP who is working on obtaining funding from Edinburgh.  “We have to thank the community members of the Carrick Centre who are working hard on obtaining the balance of the cash we need, especially for the youth wing. We still have a lot of work to do but the past weeks have seen encouraging progress.” Mr Miller added, “We can also report that to date 20 applications to other funders have gone out under the auspices of the Carrick Centre, with more to follow.


“The Carrick Centre sub-committees have been active as follows:

 “Elizabeth McCrindle reports that the Local Fundraising Committee is organising a Coffee Morning and stalls in Maybole Castle on Saturday 3rd May. Please come along and support this.


“Other ideas in the pipeline are a Saint Andrew’s Night, Fashion Show, Auction, and a Sponsored Silence by King’s Club and others – parents will be glad to hear!  The Charity Shop has been booked for 14th November.


“The Website/Communication Committee, now chaired by Allan Hutchison, is in the process of amending the church website to reflect changes resulting from the formation of the Carrick Centre, and a new Carrick Centre website should be operational soon. The hoarding at the site has been damaged and will be replaced by a new one designed by our Architects. “Peter Lynn has assumed control of the Youth Committee, and has communicated with many interested parties, seeking young people to give advice or to join the committee.”

Carrick Amateur Football Club’s Race Night

Maybole’s Carrick Amateur Football Club held their annual Race Night recently at the local Carrick Sports Club.


Chairing the evening was Dennis McCaffery with race course steward Mr. Alex Meek providing the punters with odds they wouldn’t get in any of the local bookmakers.


Ricky Stevenson told us, “The event was a great success, and I’m sure those in attendance would agree a most enjoyable evenings entertainment. This again would not have been possible, if it wasn’t for the help and assistance from a number of volunteers, who gave up their time to prepare sandwiches and niceties for the buffet, helped with the betting and handed in raffle prizes.


The Club would like to thank Dennis and Alex for managing the event, Carrick Sports Club and Club Steward Willie Parker and his staff. To Glen Cuthbert, who once again prepared a very professional programme. To DJDK who helped those punters rock the night away after the race card. To thank our volunteers, Joan Cuthbert, Alexis Wilson, Lorna Lennox, Annette and Stacey Bryden, Margaret Conkie, Marion McCulloch and Effie Logan.


Carrick Amateur’s committee would also like to extend big thanks to John Cuthbert of ‘Cuthbert Ground Works’ who sponsored the evening. All the businesses, which placed adverts in the program, sponsored each individual race. To thank the clubs management team, George Logan and George McCulloch. The players and their partners, for supporting the event, and their generous donations to the raffle draw. To wish them continued success for the remainder of the season.”

A coffee morning to raise funds for the Carrick centre will be held in Maybole Castle on Saturday May 3 from10am till noon. There will be stalls run by local groups and a model of the proposed building will be on display. Tickets are available from committee members, June Dunlop’s, Fringe Benefits or at the door and cost £3 for adults and £1 for children.

Maybole Town Twinning association is holding an informal Wine & Beer Tasting in Maybole Castle on Friday 25 April 2008 t 7pm. The charge is £5.00 per person with payment at the door. Anyone interested in joining members in what promises to be a very enjoyable evening is asked to contact any of the following before Monday 21 April 2008: Hugh Anderson 01655883150, William Grant 01655883312, or Maureen Craig 01655882486

Crosshill WRI held their AGM recently and appointed their office bearers and committee members. Mrs McFadzean presented the Points Prizes for the year: Produce Cup 1 Mrs Creena Young 2 Mrs Jean Wilson 3 Mrs Ruth Mundell Handcraft Quaich 1 Mrs Jean Wilson 2 Mrs Creena Young 3 Mrs Ruth Mundell Competition results for the evening were: Open sandwich 1 Mrs Jean Wilson 2 Mrs Ruth Mundell Knitted square 1 Mrs jean Wilson 2 Mrs Anne Rae 3 Mrs Barbara Anderson The members were saddened to hear of the loss of Mrs Cathy Pike and Miss Marion Baird – two very talented ladies who were long serving members, always willing to support the Rural in whatever way they could and will be greatly missed. The raffle was drawn while tea wa served. A committee meeting was arranged for Tuesday April 22 to decide the syllabus for next year

The ladies of Minishant SWRI are asked to note that the date of the next meeting will be Thursday April 24 at 7.30pm in the IFE wing of Minishant Primary School. Tony and Elizabeth Riome will demonstrate “Candle Making” and competitions for the evening will be 1) small jar of mayonnaise and 2) a favourite mug.

Maybole Indoor Bowling Club winners


Round Table Shield League      Ian Sloan

Ladies Championshop              Sadie Scobie r/u Nancy Fleming

Gents Championship                 Frank Potter r/u Derek Walker

David Knox Trophy                  Tommy Lucas r/u Ian Kidd

John Wallace Cup                    Helen Sloan r/u Cathie Kerr

Peter McEwan Cup                  Jimmy Hutton r/u Helen Sloan

Interpak shield                          Cathie Kerr r/u Isabel Johnstone

Charlie Donnelly Cup                Isabel Johnstone/Jeff Smith r/u Ann Goodall/John Kerr


The prizes were presented by the president’s wife Elspeth Kidd.

Maybole Swimming Gala Results:

GE Gardenrose

CN Cairn

SN Straiton

CL Crosshill

KL Kirkmichael

SC St Cuthbert’s

MS Maidens

MT Minishant

FN Fisherton


Event 1 - Boys Pr.5 Breaststroke                     

Grant Thomson (GE)    1         

Andrew Falls (CN)       2         

Logan Paton (SN)        3         

Ryan Jackson (CL)       4         


Event 2 - Girls Pr.5 Breaststroke                     

Ciera Campbell (SC)    1         

Phoebe Maitland (CL)              2         

Ellis Bird (KL)              3         

Caitlin McGawn (GE)   4         


Event 3 - Boys Pr.6 Breaststroke                     

Ross Limond (KL)      1         

Lewis Wise (SN)          2         

Jamie Miller (GE)         3         

Andrew Falls (CN)       4         


Event 4 - Girls Pr.6 Breaststroke                     

Ceira Campbell (SC)    1         

Alice Allan (KL)           2         

Louisa Fergusson (CL)             3         

Katie McDowall (MS)  4         


Event 5 - Boys Pr. 7 Breaststroke                    

Ross Limond (KL)      1         

Andrew Wallace (CN)             2         

Kyle Campbell (SC)                 3         

Lewis Wise (SN)          4         


Event 6 - Girls Pr. 7 Breaststroke                    

Emma Lawrie (CL)       1         

Claire Bryan (KL)        2         

Nina Sweeney (SC)      3         

Eilidh Thomson (GE)   4         


Event 7 - Boys Pr.5 Backstroke                      

Dylan Green (GE)         1         

Ryan Jackson (CL)       2         

John Limond (KL)       3         

Kieran Robb (CN)       4         


Event 8 - Girls Pr.5 Backstroke                       

Rebecca Graham (CN)             1         

Louisa Fergusson (CL)             2         

Ellis Bird (KL)              3         

Rosie DeMay (MT)      4         


Event 9 - Boys Pr. 6 Backstroke                     

Lewis Wise (SN)          1         

Jordan Speirs (GE)       2         

Niall Murphy (SC)        3         

Gareth McFarlane (KL)            4         


Event 10  Girls Pr. 6 Backstroke                      

Aimee Hogg (GE)                     1         

Chloe Cuthbert (CN)                2         

Jade McMorland (FN)             3         

Sam Currie (SC)                      4         


Event 11   Boys Pr.7 Backstroke                     

Justin McQuillan (SC)   1         

Craig Smith (MT)         2         

William Limond (KL)    3         

Euan Andrew (CL)       4         


Event 12  Girls Pr.7 Backstroke                       

Katie Fleming (GE)       1         

Rose Baird (SN)          2         

Heather Dowie (CN)    3         

Emma Lawrie (CL)       4         


Event 13 Boys Pr.5 Freestyle               

James MacAuley (GE) 1         

Ryan Jackson (CL)       2         

John Limond (KL)        3         

Ryan Smith (MT)          4         


Event 14 Girls Pr.5 Freestyle               

Jodie Brownlee (SC)    1         

Helen McNair (KL)      2         

Phoebe Maitland (CL) 3         

Iona Smith (MS)           4         


Event 15 Boys Pr.6 Freestyle               

David Gregor (GE)       1         

Ross Limond (KL)       2         

Lewis Wise (SN)          3         

Niall Murphy (SC)        4         


Event 16 Girls Pr.6 Freestyle               

Jodie Brownlee (SC)    1         

Alice Allan (KL)           2         

Chloe Cuthbert (CN)    3         

Katie McDowall (MS)  4         


Event 17 Boys Pr.7 Freestyle               

Kieran Porte (SC)        1         

Ben McBlain (CL)        2         

Craig Smith (MT)         3         

Ross Ferroll (GE)         4         


Event 18 Girls Pr.7 Freestyle               

Rose Baird (SN)          1         

Caitlin Alexander (GE) 2         

Sarah Marshall (MS)    3         

Emma Lawrie (CL)       4         


Event 19 Boys Relay 4 x 25m              

Gardenrose      1         

Crosshill           2         

Kirkmichael      3         

St.Cuthberts     4         


Event 20 Girls Relay 4 x 25m               

Gardenrose      1         

Cairn    2         

St.Cuthberts     3         

Kirkmichael      4         


WINNING SCHOOL GARDENROSE                              

WINNING VILLAGE SCHOOL        KIRKMICHAEL                              

WINNING BOYS RELAY     GARDENROSE                                


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