October 2001
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October 26th 2001


Are you sitting comfortably. We are now, thank you, say the residents of Fairknowe Nursing Home in Maybole. During spells of good weather, they have been taking advantage of the wooden bench seat presented to them by the kind-hearted members of Maybole Ladies' Golf Club.

MEMBERS of the McWhirter family from Ayrshire have emigrated to the far reaches of the globe over the past four centuries. But their descendants are planning to return home for a family gathering in Ayr in 2003. They are coming from Australia, New Zealand and Canada, as well as from all over the UK for the weekend gathering (June 13-15, 2003).

PLANS to commemorate the war dead in Maybole have been finalised - and there will be TWO services on Remembrance Sunday, November 11. Representatives of Maybole Community Council, Maybole branch of the Royal British Legion and Maybole Council of Churches have been discussing the arrangements.

ELEVEN visitors from Maybole's French twin town Crosne are coming for the weekend. They'll lunch with South Ayrshire Provost Liz Foulkes tomorrow (Friday) and have a buffet meal in the Shanter Hotel, Kirkoswald, that night. Saturday features a visit to Glasgow's Science Centre.

Maybole Amateur footballers should not lose their sense of direction after their latest sponsorship deal. Local firm Hannah's Taxis has supplied the club with 20 sports bags...

JANET Gillespie of Culzean Road, Maybole, recently organised a local collection for OXFAM. She only visited four streets and raised more than 86 in Culzean Road, Kincraig Court, Kincraig Avenue and Chesney Grove.

Looking justifiably pleased with themselves are award-winning members of Maybole Memorial Park Bowling Club.

CINDY McEwan was top trophy-collector at Maybole Ladies' Golf Club's annual prize-giving. Adeline Henderson also collected an impressive haul in a highly competitive 2001 season.

October 19th 2001


MAYBOLE training Agency May-Tag has joined an elite band. It is one of the first learning centres in Scotland to be awarded special status by new learning service learndirect scotland. This means May-Tag meets quality guidelines for learning as laid down by learndirect scotland ... THE Safeway store in Maybole played host to two fundraising events in the space of just four days last week. On Wednesday, members of the Cairn Parents' Association were bag-packing in the store to raise funds for the annual pupils' trip to the pantomime.

Death of a Respected and Devoted Guider. Warm tributes are paid to Frances Strachan. A leading light in the Girl Guide movement has been extinguished with the death of Mrs Frances Stachan. Click here for a page in tribute to Francis Strachan. A NEW toilet wing is open at Maybole's Cairn Primary School - to the delight of pupils, staff and parents. Councillor Andy Hill, South Ayrshire Council leader and local member for North Carrick and Maybole East, officially opened the facility.

MAYBOLE Community Development Group has published a `Welcome to Maybole' guide to facilities in the town. The publication is being sponsored by Maybole and District Business Association. AS the world braces itself for potential global recession, one Maybole shop is bucking the trend. The town's High Street Charity Shop ...

Click here to learn more about the Kyle Karate Club.KYLE Karate Club is planning a busy schedule in Carrick, with classes in Maybole, Dailly and Kirkmichael. Black Belt instructors are in charge of lessons aimed at confidence-building for all age groups. Maybole classes are on Tuesdays at the West Kirk hall - youngsters (6 to 15) 6.30 to 7.30pm, adults 6.30 to 8.30pm. Dailly classes are on Fridays in the sports hall - youngsters 7 to 8pm; adults 7 to 9pm. Kirkmichael classes are on Mondays in the primary school - youths 7 to 8pm; adults 8 to 10pm.

October 12th 2001      


ALTAR-GETHER NOW! Lovely Maybole bride Margo McGill had two of her former Carrick Academy schoolfriends as her bridesmaids when she married recently. Farmer's daughter Margo wed Robbie Scott, of Netherhall Farm, Largs, at Maybole Old Parish Church.

Mary Cooper's daughters Gwen and Lorraine were bridesmaids at their mum's wedding to Ian Grant at Ayr County Buildings.

Bowlers successful charity day at Dailly event.

Axe- Citing Find at Culzean. Humans were walking around Culzean 6,000 years ago, an exciting discovery reveals.

Winter pansies will be planted in the 20 half-barrel tubs in Maybole High Street.

October 5th 2001      


HISTORY shouldn't just be about remembering dates of battles, a Maybole school decided. For Cairn Primary wanted its pupils to have a real feel for their heritage.
Aaron steps back in time. Carrick's rich history came alive for Maybole schoolboy Aaron Craig - in a lesson with a difference. Aiden Auld looks out
from over a large shield.
Natalie McEwan tries
on a helmet and battle
dress for size.
Maybole Trefoil Guild chairperson Marjorie Orr welcomed members to the new session. James Drennan Jnr (no.8) scooped the top prize of 150 in the latest Our Lady & St. Cuthbert's 150 Club draw.
Three new trophies presented to Maybole bowlers.