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Garnock Valley Carers Support Group

Date of Event:    August 3, 2017

The Garnock Valley Carers meet in Bridgend Community Centre in Kilbirnie on the first Thursday of the month from 10am until 12noon.

This is an opportunity for unpaid Carers living in the Garnock Valley to get together and have a chat and a cuppa.

Therapy sessions are available and should be booked through the Carers Centre in Irvine on 01294 311 333.

The Liam Dolan Show

Date of Event:    August 5, 2017

Gaiety Theatre Main Auditorium, Ayr is hosting the Liam Dolan show on Saturday 5 August 2017 at 7.30pm

Liam has been entertaining audiences in Ayrshire and beyond for over a decade. His previous successes include sold-out Scottish tours of The Francie and Josie Show and sell-out performances of Viva Variety.

Liam is joined by special guests, vocalists Steve Bishop & Christy Mac as well as Ayr’s very own Dansarena Dancers for a family friendly night of laugh-out-loud entertainment

Tickets priced at £14.50 to £19.50

For further information or to book


Dundonald Highland Games

Date of Event:    August 5, 2017

Dundonald Highland Games is one of Ayrshire’s premier cultural events. It is unique in capturing traditional Scottish heritage and strong community spirit within the picturesque setting of Royal Dundonald Castle. Admission to the event is completely free and offers a whole range of entertainment and activities including a traditional highland games with pipe band contest, drum majors, solo piping, highland dancing, battle re-enactment, heavy events, side stalls, massed pipe bands display and street parades.

Dundonald Games Week takes place during the week leading up to the highland games and includes a treasure hunt, 10km road race, kids’ fun run, pet show and 7-a-side football competition.

The event is on Saturday 5 August starting at 12 noon.

You can find more information on the website.

SMART Recovery Meetings in North Ayrshire

Date of Event:    August 7, 2017

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is an evidence based programme to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour. This includes addictive behaviour with substances such as alcohol, nicotine or drugs, or compulsive behaviours such as gambling, sex, eating, shopping, self-harming amongst others.

SMART groups run from a model where people with lived experience of addiction problems can become trained up in SMART and are then able to facilitate a SMART recovery meeting within their community.

North Ayrshire ADP is committed to supporting the development of peer facilitated meetings throughout North Ayrshire.

SMART Recovery for Family and Friends provides support and tools for people who are affected by the addictive behaviour of someone close to them.

The programme aims to help participants develop more effective coping strategies and find a greater sense of fulfilment in their own lives. Find one in your area

  •  Ardrossan: Monday – 10:00am – 11.30am VENUE: Civic Centre, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan
  •  Kilwinning : Tuesday – 10-11.30am VENUE: Old Parish Church Erskine Hall, Garden Square Lane, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, KA13 6AD
  •  Largs : Tuesday – 1-2.30pm VENUE: The Brisbane Centre, Bath Street, Ayrshire
  •  Dalry : Thursday 1- 2.30pm (Started 1 December 2016) VENUE: Dalry Community Centre, St Margaret Ave, Dalry KA24 4BA
  • Irvine: Wednesdays 10am-11.30am at The Volunteer Rooms, 18 High Street, Irvine.

For more information, contact the ADP on 01294 310632 or visit their website.

ALIBI Support Group

Date of Event:    August 7, 2017

ALIBI is a family support group for people in North Ayrshire who have a loved one misusing drugs or alcohol.

If their substance use is affecting you this group will provide space and support to help you cope and improve your wellbeing.

It takes place every Monday from 7.30pm until 9pm at Civic Centre, 150 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan.

For more information please cal Patricia on 07443 040 284 or email

Ensemble Physical Theatre Workshop.

Date of Event:    August 7, 2017

This summer join Capall Dorcha Ensemble with their Physical Theatre workshop in Ardrossan.

Explore the world of physical and visual performance beyond traditional theatre! Meet new friends, and together learn new skills as dance and drama merge into the dynamic and exciting form of Physical Theatre.

You are required to attend the workshop every day from the 7th – 12th of August, 11 am – 4 pm with a small sharing for friends and family on the last day.

This opportunity is available for free due to the support of North Ayrshire Council, The Margie Moffet Legacy Fund and CalMac Ferries Ltd.

To register click here.




Ayrshire College Clearing Event

Date of Event:    August 8, 2017

It’s nearly exam results time! Whatever your results, secure your place at Ayrshire College now. They still have places available on many full-time courses starting in August 2017.

Go along to the Clearing Events at Ayr, Kilmarnock and Kilwinning Campuses between 10am and 4pm on the 8, 9 or 10 of August.

You’ll get an interview on the day, and a decision about the course you’ve applied for. Let them help you take your next step!

Call 0300 303 0303 for more information, visit their Facebook page or their website

Free Wheelchair Mobility Training

Date of Event:    August 12, 2017

Go Kids Go have organised free wheelchair mobility training for young people aged between 2 and 18 years old. This fun filled event will take place on Saturday 12 August 2017, 10am-3pm at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, 21 Beaton Road, Glasgow.

It is a great chance to meet other young wheelchair-users and to learn skills to help each child become more independent. Extra wheelchairs can be provided for mums, dads, brothers and sisters to join in with the games. For more information visit Go Kids Go or to reserve a place email or call 01482 887163.

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