The third year XL group at Carrick
Academy recently had a tour of Maybole Castle as part of their
Community Awareness Module. The group have been finding out about
various facilities within the town such as Signposts, Maybole Access
Point and Maybole Resource Centre but also wanted to find out a bit
about their local history.
Everyone enjoyed the tour, which
was conducted by David Kiltie and Dave Killicoat, and were
particularly interested to hear about the various ghosts that
inhabit the castle! Descriptions of how the town was laid out in
the 16th and 17th century were fascinating and
everyone is looking forward to finding out more when they have a
further session on the Maybole Website.
The Xl group members are amongst
the most imaginative and enterprising pupils in the school so were
equally interested in
plans to bring the
castle into community ownership and develop various business and
employment opportunities for the town.