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Save The Date: Flippin’ Pain – Ayrshire Virtual Event

Understanding Pain can be the first step on the road to recovery.

Therefore, the public health campaign Flippin’ Pain are hosting a virtual event in Ayrshire on Tuesday 24th. August at 5pm on Microsoft Teams.

Booking details are coming soon!



Flash Fiction: Small Stories, Big Characters Zoom Workshop Wednesday 28 July 7pm to 9pm

Tickets Still Available
Sign up today for the first online Zoom workshop event in our 2021 Festival!
Flash Fiction: Small Stories, Big Characters with Karen Jones, short story & flash fiction writer and editor.
Date: Wed 28 July 7pm to 9pm
Ticket: £8
We all have characters we love from novels and short stories – those characters we didn’t want to let go, who we still thought about and worried about long after we’d finished their stories. But how do you create memorable characters in flash fiction when you have so little space for character development?
In this workshop we’ll start by looking at flash in general – word counts, types of flash, the important elements needed to create a successful flash story – before moving onto generative exercises to create new characters, big characters to people our small stories.
Book here – or find out more info:

Home Energy Scotland – The Warmer Homes Scotland Scheme

FACT: Everyone deserves a warm home
FACT: The Warmer Homes Scotland scheme has helped over 22,000 Scottish households with funding to make their homes warmer.
FACT: You can receive a wide range of home improvements under the scheme including:
☑️ Wall insulation
☑️ Loft insulation
☑️ Draught-proofing
☑️ Central heating
☑️ Home renewables systems
Call Home Energy Scotland: on 0808 808 2282 for more information or go online to find out more at:

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Volunteering Opportunities with The Scottish Wildlife Trust Ayrshire

Volunteering Opportunities with The Scottish Wildlife Trust Ayrshire
Wednesday all-day session, 5-6 hours or
Thursday well-being group, 2 hours in morning.
Contact Harry Richard 01294 279376 or 07785468601, for more information.

CEIS Construction Course

CEIS have a stage 4 employability course in construction starting Monday 9th August. If interested call Marie on 07947581309 or e mail

Scottish Parent Academy

Are you a parent? Would you like some time to yourself? Would you like to learn new skills?

Parent Network Scotland is an organisation led by parents for parents who offer time and space just for you to learn, share and practice new skills and gain qualifications.

The newly launched Scottish Parent Academy is a community response to building skills/confidence and gaining qualifications that are accessible online and at times to suit families. The Wellbeing Toolkit is a free resource to start your learning journey.

They offer a range of different training courses. For more information visit the website.

Beith Trust National Playday Event Wednesday 4th August

Beith Trust National Playday event is just around the corner! Join them at Geilsland Estate on Wednesday August 4th to experience their brand new haybale installation and have an afternoon of fun, games, activities, and more for only £3 per child.
Tickets available from or at the door on the day.

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