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Dementia Friendly Golf Sessions

Date of Event:    August 30, 2018

Take your time round Fullarton Golf Course in Troon (KA10 6NJ) with new dementia-friendly sessions that enable people to play golf but at a slower pace.
Instead of taking 7 minutes to golf from hole to hole, tee times have been extended to 14 minute intervals to allow for a more relaxed and enjoyable round of golf.
Slow Golf Days are held on the third Thursday of each month. Tee times available from 12noon. Club hire is also available for £10, with the sessions costing November-March £12.50 and April-October £17.25.

If you are interested in finding out more or want to book a session just call 01292 616255.

Largs Viking Festival

Date of Event:    September 1, 2018

Largs Viking Festival started in 1980 and the Annual Festival marks the 1263 Battle of Largs, the last mainland battle between the Scots and Norse.

Each year the living history Viking Village is open to the public so that they can get a glimpse of what life would have been like in a 13th Century Viking Village.

The festival runs from 1 to 9 September 2018.

For more information visit the Largs Viking Festival website at

Ayrshire Working Age Parkinson’s Group

Date of Event:    September 4, 2018

This local Parkinson’s UK group is open to anyone of working age.

Go along and join in at this free event for people with Parkinson’s of working age and their families. This social support group meets once a month and is a great chance to meet other young people affected by Parkinson’s and offer advice, friendship.

The group meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Volunteer Rooms (Cunningham Room) in Irvine from 7pm until 9pm.

If you want to find out more please contact Liz Burley on 07771 632 243 or email

LGBTI+ Social Group

Date of Event:    September 4, 2018

Are you LGBTI+, between the age of 12 and 25 years old? Then why not go along to these groups where you relax and be yourself. You can get to know new people whilst taking part in fun activities.

The groups meet on Tuesdays locally in Kilwinning from 6.45pm-8.45pm. There are two groups 12-18 years old and 18-25 years old.

The group is completely confidential and you can take a friend or family member if that makes you feel more comfortable.

For more information about the group please email


Irvine Camera Club – Open Evening

Date of Event:    September 5, 2018

Irvine Camera Club are an enthusiastic group of people from across Ayrshire who share a common interest in photography. They meet on Wednesday evening at their clubroom and studio in Townend Community Centre, Dreghorn.

If you have an interest in photography, whether you’re an experienced photographer or an interested beginner,  head along and see what Irvine Camera Club has to offer you. There will be refreshments, an opportunity to meet club members other interested photographers and they will show you their club room and well equipped studio.

The open day will take place at Townend Community Centre on September 5 from 7 will 10pm.

Funding Surgeries

Date of Event:    September 6, 2018

The Ayrshire Community Trust are holding funding surgeries’ to give people the chance to speak to funders.

Surgeries will take place on the following dates:

  • Thursday 6 September – Big Lottery
  • Monday 24 September – North Ayrshire Council
  • Wednesday 31 October – Firstport
  • Thursday 29 November – Heritage Lottery Fund

All funding surgeries will take place at 27 Veron Street, Saltcoats, KA21 5HE.

If you would like to attend please book a slot by calling 01294 443044 or

Ayrshire Epilepsy Young Person’s Group

Date of Event:    September 6, 2018

Ayrshire Epilepsy Young Person’s Group will meet at Fullarton Connexions Church, Irvine (Note the change of venue as the Carers Centre is not available) in the School Room on Thursday 6 September 2018 from 5.30—7.30pm.

The group will be joined by with Gareth Davison, Epilepsy Specialist Nurse and Jim Thompson, Epilepsy Connections Fieldworker Ayrshire & Arran.

Garnock Valley Carves

Date of Event:    September 8, 2018

Garnock Valley Carves takes place on Saturday 8 September from 10-4pm at Manse Field, Glebe Road, Beith.

A new and unique family festival to inspire and celebrate in the Garnock Valley where you can witness world famous, award winning carvers create amazing pieces of art from wood.

There will be a chainsaw craving contest, live music, face painting, craft stalls, creative workshops, creative workshops, family arts tent and food stalls.

Entry costs £4 for adults, under 16s £2 or a family of 4 ticket £10.

For more information visit the website.

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