Weeks of March 2nd, 9th and 16th, 2001
Home ] Up ] Photo Galleries ] Town Guides ] Notables ] Community ] News ] Places ] History ] Search ] Contact Us ]

Week of March 16th 2001


carrick.jpg (118984 bytes) Carrick pupils develop a taste for marketing. Pupils from Carrick Academy had to use their loaves .... back.gif (21154 bytes) Looking Back: 25 Years Ago: Maybole Community Association aims to launch a 'good neighbour' scheme ...
bottles.jpg (70564 bytes) When Maybole Went Pop. Maybole's boot and shoe factories made the town famous- and its was mighty thirsty work! news2.gif (30175 bytes) Houses too close to industrial site. A Homes development may not be right on the site of a former Maybole factory, say planners.
netdeal.gif (47224 bytes) Net a deal with us, Maybole group tells local volunteers. A Maybole group has come up with a deal designed to encourage more townspeople to click on to the Internet. The town's Community Development Group is looking for local volunteers at 48/50 High St. businessforum.gif (49145 bytes) New Business Group. A Business association is to be set up in Maybole. Its aims are likely to include the enhancement of the town centre and the installation of closed circuit security cameras.
news3.gif (88898 bytes) Burns Fans Try to Sup Again! Better late than never' is clearly the motto being adopted by organisers of Carrick Academy's annual Burns Supper. 999.gif (39340 bytes) More 999 staff for Maybole and Girvan. Emergency ambulance crews in Girvan and Maybole are being boosted with extra staff.


Week of March 9th 2001



surge1.jpg (24353 bytes)

surge2.jpg (59410 bytes)

Helen Parker (above) shows a CD player damaged by the electrical surge. Councillor Alan Murray (left).

mark1.jpg (43845 bytes)

Mark Mex-es up a tasty treat

surge3.jpg (184640 bytes) A POWER surge blew electrical equipment in hundreds of Maybole homes and forced two of the town's factories to send workers home. ScottishPower have admitted responsibility for the overload ... book.gif (65243 bytes) It's Back! After a sell-out first edition of a new book of photographs, it has been reprinted and is available now - but it will only be on sale for a few weeks.
vandals.gif (31957 bytes) Vandals wreck garden project. Vandalism is repeatedly hampering the completion of the work being undertaken by May-Tag ...
maytag.gif (81118 bytes) Busy days at May-Tag as they invest in people. Local training agency May-Tag Ltd has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People Award. lookingback.gif (20864 bytes) LOOKING BACK:25 YEARS AGO: Tenants of Maybole's Minnoch Crescent threaten legal action against Kyle and Carrick District Council as a last-ditch bid to gain improvements for their dampness-plagued homes.

Week of March 2nd 2001


lighthouse1.jpg (42350 bytes) 250,000 plan to use solar power for lighthouse. Ailsa Craig lighthouse could soon be using solar power to warn sailors of impending danger. A million refurbishment programme is being planned...

lighthouse-ailsacraig.jpg (28322 bytes)

The distinctive Ailsa Craig lighthouse. For more photos and background on Ailsa Craig see these pages.
lighthouse2.gif (50226 bytes) ...for the landmark building in a bid to improve safety and increase the range of the light from nine to 17 miles. The move was welcomed by Givan lifeboat cox Roddy Leitch who claimed ... many sailors still depend on traditional early warning systems.
oap2.jpg (61951 bytes) Super Saturday show for OAPs. A town hall full of elderly folk had a great time...   oap1.jpg (49906 bytes) The hard-working committee members who organised Saturday's super show ...
haze.jpg (56491 bytes) Maybole band 'The Haze' have lined up a charity gig at Auchincruive College, in aid of Comic Relief. walkers.gif (19092 bytes) Walkers head south. Maybole OIR's walking group headed south last Wednesday to the Port Logan area.
snp-elections.gif (33079 bytes) Bill's back in the chair ...27 years on! Former Kyle and Carrick District Councillor Bill McCubbin was last week elected chairman of Maybole and District Branch of the Scottish National Party. twodie.gif (46571 bytes) Two die in Maybole roadside Tragedy. Two people died and a third was seriously injured when a car crashed into a tractor near Maybole on Friday.
lookingback.gif (48793 bytes)


  • 25 YEARS AGO: The Cassillis hotel 'A' team wins Maybole and District Darts League by defeating old rivals Grey Man ....

  • 50 YEARS AGO: Maybole Town Council is to call the attention of the county assessor to the 'need' for revising the assessed rentals of owner-occupied dwellinghouses' in the town.

  • 100 YEARS AGO: What proves to be the final curling match of the season takes place on Kirkmichael Loch, with three rinks from Maybole meeting rinks from the Kirkmichael and Water of Girvan clubs.