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Relaxed Checkouts at Tesco Irvine

Tesco Irvine are running a relaxed checkout from 10am-4pm every Wednesday.  So take your time at the checkout and relax!

Ayrshire Film Company

The Ayrshire Film Company are looking for volunteers to take part in their project ‘Get Into Media  2018’ course. Watch what two of their trainees thought of the course here.

If you are interested contact Eddy Gemmell on 07896929748

13 Ways to Survive in North Ayrshire

Its always good to have some things to do to help take your mind of things if they are becoming overwhelming and interfering with your day to day life. Take some time to try some of these and develop some mental health survival skills.

Following on from their previous blogs, North Ayrshires Year of Young People Ambassadors have released  another blog inspired from the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, called 13 Ways to Survive in North Ayrshire.

Creative Industries Hub – Free Open Doors Night

Eye Spy Productions are hosting FREE Open Doors Nights as an introduction to their upcoming film and theatre production courses.  These courses will offer creative, technical and performance elements and are suitable for ages 10 and up.

These will be held at two venues:

Fullarton Community Hub, Irvine – Sunday 4 November 6-9pm

Townend Community Centre, Dreghorn – Friday 9 November 6-9pm

Nae Fireworks Nights

Saturday 3rd – Monday 5th November
6pm – 12 midnight

Grab a torch and bring the dog(s) to the Whitelee Visitor Centre entrance anytime between 6pm and midnight on each night to enjoy a fireworks free evening with your pet friend(s). The rangers will be on patrol in the area each night to prevent fireworks being set off to create a quiet zone to walk your dog(s) in peace.

On Monday the 5th November the Whitelee Visitor Centre will be open from 6pm till 10pm and it will be possible to go inside with your (well behaved) dog(s) on the lead to enjoy a hot drink and a cake. There will also be a ranger led walk into the windfarm that night so don’t forget to bring a torch!

Owners of other pets such as cats are more than welcome to come to the windfarm and enjoy the peace and quiet but we would advise keeping your pet in your vehicle to avoid issues with dogs.

The rangers will be present on all 3 nights to patrol the site and if fireworks are set off, to stop this, but we cannot guarantee that no fireworks at all will be set off – but we’ll do our best!

Please spread the word that fireworks are not permitted at the windfarm.

Volunteer With British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation have various volunteering opportunities at their local shops and book/clothing banks.  Roles include customer service assistant, stock collection driver, administrator and electrical function tester.

Pop in to your local shop or register your interest here

KA Leisure Free Walking Groups

KA Leisure provide various free walks throughout North Ayrshire.  You can view their programme here

or call 01294 605128 for more information.

Family Fund

If you’re raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person, you might be eligible for a grant from the Family Fund.

Find out more at

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