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Employability Jobs Fair

Date of Event:    March 22, 2019

A North Ayrshire Employability Jobs Fair will take place on Friday from 10am until 12noon at Fullarton Employability Hub, Irvine, the focus of which will be on hospitality recruitment.

A number of partners will be available to offer advice including the Council, Ayrshire Chamber, Skills Development Scotland, Ayrshire College, The Ayrshire Community Trust and Jobcentre Plus.

Local hospitality employers will also be there on the day to advertise current vacancies.

For further information, email or call 01294 404244.

Spring Craft Fayre at Fullarton Connexions

Date of Event:    March 23, 2019

Go along and find stalls with lovely gift ideas, paintings, kids craft fun and much more!

Fullarton Connexions, Saturday 23 March, 10.30am – 2pm

Maritime History Tour with Betsy Miller and Rum Tasting

Date of Event:    March 24, 2019

A tour of the Scottish Maritime Museum at Irvine Harbourside, led by the colourful character, Betsy Miller, who was the first registered female sea captain.

A professional tour of a shipbuilder’s flat,set in the early 20th century

A tour of the vessel MV Kyles, docked on Irvine Harbourside.

The opportunity to explore Irvine Harbourside’s coffee shops, pubs, art exhibitions and artists’ studios.

There is an optional Scottish infused Rum tasting event at The Harbour Light Inn for hardy seaworthy visitors; an additional £8 for this.

The tour aboard the MV Kyles is subject to weather permitting. An alternative indoor tour will replace the trip aboard the Kyles should weather prevent boarding. A 10 minute walk along the Harbourside is included as part of the tour and we recommend suitable outdoor clothing as the coastal weather can be unpredictable.

This event is organised and administered by Tasting History Tours Ayrshire

The day will begin at 10.30am and finish at 3pm

Supporting Transitions

Date of Event:    March 26, 2019

Ayrshire One Stop Shop and The National Autistic Society Scotland are hosting a free seminar for parents/carers of young people aged 14–21 years.

This seminar will help families:

  • To examine transitions and why these might be difficult
  • To gain a better understanding of transitions in education and how to support with these
  • To outline practical support to help you and your young person to better manage transitions in general
  • To outline practical support to help your young person to build independence and manage expectations
  • To outline practical support for supporting your young person to move into adulthood

It will be held on Tuesday 26 March, 10am–2.30pm, Monkton Community Church, Monkton, KA9 2RN.

Families can book two free places. Tea and coffee will be provided, please bring your own lunch.

Booking is required.
Please contact Ayrshire One Stop Shop ( / 07500 974323) to book.

Want to know more about the Wellbeing and Recovery College?

Date of Event:    March 27, 2019

Pop along to the Mansefield Trinity Church on Wednesday 27 March to hear about the successes, and contribute to the forward planning of this peer led approach to improving mental wellbeing.

Lunch, tea/coffee will be provided.

Booking is essential (before 22 March), contact KA Leisure on 07786 526332 or email

Modern Apprenticeship Recruitment Support Day

Date of Event:    March 27, 2019

Pop along to Saltcoats Town Hall on Wed 27 March, 9am -1pm to find out all about North Ayrshire Council’s Modern Apprenticeships at their Recruitment Support Day.

Dundonald Castle & Visitors Centre

Date of Event:    March 27, 2019

Join the Dundonald Castle Team on Earth Hour, during the day for a litter pick in the woodlands, and in the evening for some environmentally friendly activities.

The event takes place on Saturday 30th March at 2pm.  For more information about Dundonald Castle and Visitors Centre click here

North Ayrshire’s Well-being and Recovery College Event

Date of Event:    March 27, 2019

Book your place by 22nd March 2019 for the North Ayrshire’s Well-being and Recovery College Event taking place on Wednesday 27th March from 10-30 – 2:30 pm at Mansefield Trinity Church, West Doura Way, Kilwinning, KA13 6DY.

North Ayrshire first recovery college has been developed in partnership with people  with lived experience of mental health problems. It has had lots of great feedback…

“Helps you work through your thought and worries”

“There’s no pressure – you don’t have to speak if you don’t want to; you can just listen”

“The courses have helped me to feel stronger, to grow in confidence”

The event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Find out about the next well-being and recovery courses.
  • Hear about the experiences of people who have attended the courses already.
  • Sign up for the well-being and recovery courses.
  • Share thoughts about existing and future courses.

Spaces are limited and booking is essential.

Lunch will be provided as well as tea and coffee.

To book your place email KA Lesiure at or call 077 865 263 32.

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