Carrick History Society

An unassuming navy-blue ledger bore signs of age, but its cover carried no title. Yet, when Simon Glendenning turned the page, it revealed a fascinating picture of Maybole’s history. Among others, a slaughterman and a factory proprietor spanned the social divide to demonstrate a town pulling together in a time of need.


I’m standing at The Corner – a site, just off Darvel’s East Main Street that I’ve passed several times in my car and admired, but never stopped to properly investigate.


Unless you’ve been there yourself, it’s hard to imagine what life is like as an unpaid carer. It often involves juggling paid employment and other responsibilities with meeting the needs of a loved one who is ill.


When Janet Martin took a trip to Oregon for the annual Gorse Blossom Festival, she didn’t expect it to be quite so enlightening.

Ayrshire welcomes…

Ayrshire welcomes new Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Branch.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann’s (CCE) mission is to bring together an inclusive community of all ages, who learn, share and experience the music and culture of Ireland.


Knitting was, at one time, a solitary pastime. These days, however, it’s considered a much more sociable activity, particularly if you find yourself at one of the many Knit and Natter community groups held across the country.

Resolutions? Cannae be bothered!

That’s another year gone, and another notch added to life’s bedpost. Happy New Year folks! I hope you all enjoyed the holiday period as much as I did. I overindulged on the grub as always so I’m back on the health kick this month. I’ve been mainly eating salad for dinner.


Thirty-five years ago, on 15th February 1989, Ayrshire Hospice opened its doors at 35 Racecourse Road, Ayr. The hospice was established to enhance the quality of life for those living with a life-limiting illness, as well as providing support to those facing the loss of a loved one.

Ayr and Prestwick Men’s Shed

Doing Good Work David Milloy There’s a realisation, somewhat belated it must be said, that men’s health and wellbeing is a matter of some considerable importance.Of course, realising that something is an issue in need of attention is of little value unless that realisation is accompanied by action. It was such a combination of knowledge…


Ayr Hospital Radio, one of Scotland’s oldest hospital radio stations, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year – and it can thank honorary chairman Mike Manley’s gregarious nature.
“I always loved singing and going to parties and being the MC,” Mike tells Ayrshire Magazine, recalling that at one of these parties, a woman approached him to ask if he’d ever thought about doing football commentary. He hadn’t, but he was an Ayr United FC fan and it turned out that Somerset Park was looking for someone to broadcast to football fans listening in from a number of local hospitals.