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Beith Townhouse

Beith Cultural & Heritage Society were founded in 2006 with the aim of preserving memories and artefacts from the town of Beith and nearby villages and hamlets of Gateside, Barrmill, Greenhills, Burnhouse, Hessilhead, Longbar and the Den.

Since 2010 the society have leased  the historic Beith Townhouse from the local authority. Built by public subscription in 1817, the Grade B listed building occupies a prominent position in the town centre.

The project to restore the Townhouse as a heritage and local information centre is still ongoing, with a further approximately £70,000 required before the whole building is renovated.

Regular exhibitions on a local theme are displayed in the Townhouse. Recent topics have included World War 1, Beith furniture industry and education.

The centre is open Tuesday & Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm and Friday & Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm.

For more information please click here.

Alzheimers Scotland December Activities

Please note, due to the festive season some of the Alzheimer Scotland groups will not be running.

Monday 11th – Football Reminiscence – Ardrossan Civic Centre, Ardrossan KA22 8EU, 11am- 2pm

Thursday 14th – Musical Memories – Kilbirnie. Montgomery Court. KA25 7JE,   2pm-3.30pm

Monday 18th – Football Reminiscence, Irvine, Vennel Centre , Vennel Gardens East Road Irvine, KA12 0BQ, 11am-12.30pm

Monday 18th – Talk of the Town – Vennel Centre, East Road Irvine KA12 0BQ, 1.30pm-3pm

Tuesday 19th – Beith Musical Memories, Beith High Church Kirk Road, Beith KA15 1EX, 1.30pm-3PM

Donna Paterson 01294 608219/07733302772

These activities are only possible due to the commitment of our volunteers and the donations we gratefully receive. A suggested donation of £2 would be very much appreciated. If you have any feedback we are always happy to listen.

These Community Groups are there to be enjoyed by anyone living with dementia or experiencing difficulties with their memory, including their families and friends.

All are welcome; people who can attend independently and/or for those unable to do so should come with a companion who can take responsibility for them and share the experiences of the group.

Alzheimer Scotland are unable to provide transport, therefore it is your responsibility to get to and from this community activity, safely”.




Christmas Gift Tree

Donate a new book for children or young adults to your local library for them to wrap and display under one of their Gift Trees. All books will be donated to local children before Christmas.

Contact your local library for more details

Salvation Army Toy Appeal 2017

Salvation Army are asking North Ayrshire residents to support their Christmas toy appeal 2017.

Parcels can be dropped off at Salvation Army HQ, Townhead, Irvine or Irvine Herald office at 25 Portland Gate, Kilmarnock.

Alzheimer Scotland Looking For Ayrshire Fundraisers

Alzheimer Scotland are currently recruiting for fundraising volunteers across all areas of Scotland.
If you would like to be part of their Ayrshire volunteer team, please get in touch with Amy on

Sainsbury’s To Install New Accessible Toilet Signs

1-7 December is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week and this year they are #MakingTheInvisibleVisible.

Over the last month they have reached a huge milestone by gaining the support of Sainsbury’s. They are the last of the major supermarkets to get on board with Crohn’s and Colitis accessible toilet campaign by rolling out new signage in their stores. Helping to raise awareness that not every disability is visible.

Between January and March 2018, the supermarket will be installing the toilet signage in all 603 of their nationwide stores to help reduce stigma for those living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other invisible disabilities.

This now means that over 2500 stores across the UK in Asda, Tesco, Morrison’s, Waitrose and now Sainsbury’s which means 100% success rate with their supermarket campaign.
The charity is now calling for their signs to be placed on publicly-available accessible toilets within high footfall public areas such as travel hubs. The next phase of the campaign, Travel with IBD, is hoping to follow the successful footsteps of the signs which can now be found in airports, train stations and service stations.

Fully Funded First Aid Courses

The British Red Cross are offering fully funded first aid sessions within the North Ayrshire area for Adult and Youth groups.

Youth groups – ages of 10 to 19 years old.

Adult groups – 19 years old and upwards.

Contact Marc on email –

The HIVE Start Programmes

The HIVE January  2017 start programmes are now on the Ayrshire College website. So if you would like to try something new and go to college have a look at the website and get your New Year started.


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