Welcome to Muirkirk

UK General Election
Thursday 7th May 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun Constituency

Alan Brown - Scottish National Party
Rod Ackland - Liberal Democratic Party
Brian Whittle - Conservative and Unionist Party
Cathy Jamieson - Labour Party

Tuesday 28 April - deadline for proxy vote applications
Deadline for applying for a proxy vote (except for emergency proxies) (5pm).

The Remarkable History of Glenbuck

Robert Gillan and Adam Powel are writing a book on the remarkable history of Glenbuck, the small mining village in Ayrshire that produced 50 professional footballers including Bill Shankly. The book is due to be published later this year.

As part of the authors' research, they will be telling the story of each player and their careers at the clubs they played for. They are also researching a number of other broader areas including the history of the village, mining and the Ayrshire coalfields, football in Scotland, and the early history and spread of the professional game.

In addition they are looking for any stories, anecdotes and background ‘colour’ on the individuals and places concerned.

To that end they would like to speak to anyone who might be able to provide information regarding Glenbuck and the other sportspeople this place produced.

Information can be sent to

or you can call 07799904861

Muirkirk Fishing Club

2015 Season Fishing Permits Now Available

Local Adults £35
Local OAPs £15
Juvenile £5

Members are reminded that permits should be purchased before 1st May.
After this date there will be a £5 surcharge.

For Permits and information on the Angling Club
Contact Joe Timmins
28 Hareshaw Crescent
01290 661114

Circuit Training

Every Thursday in the Games Hall at 6pm

Cost £3.60
Instructor Gareth Allen

Superfast Broadband
Now available in Muirkirk

Superfast Broadband is now available in Muirkirk.

Internet providers are now offering Superfast Broadband to consumers in Muirkirk with speeds, depending on your package, of up to 80Mbps.

A check of one Muirkirk phone number in Smallburn shows a potential speed of up to 68Mbps.

You can check specific information about your broadband cabinet at http://dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/ADSLChecker.AddressOutput

Note:- Some phone subscribers in Muirkirk are fed firectly from the Muirkirk Telephone Exchange. Unfortunately, it appears that British Telecom have not provided facilities for these subscribers to access the high speed broadband service.

Muirkirk Enterprise Group
Nearly New Shop

Garan House, Main Street

open on
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
10am to 3pm

New items coming in every day
Large selection of books
Clothes to fit all sizes
Something for everyone

Citizens Advice Bureau
Outreach Surgery

Thursdays 10am to 12.20pm
Muirkirk Community Museum



What's on in Muirkirk?

Monday 27th April
AGM of
Muirkirk Community Association

in the IFE Wing

28th April
Community News
publication date

Sat 2nd May @ 1pm
Muirkirk Bowling Club
Sal & Doug Bone Tournament

Tues 5th May @ 6pm
Meeting of
Lapraik Group

in IFE Wing

Thursday 7th May
General Election

Sat 9th May
Muirkirk Bowling Club
George Leitch Memorial Tournament

7 persons Teams

29th & 30th May
Lapraik Festival

Fri 29th May
Crambo, Jingle & Sang
in IFE Wing

Sat 30th May
Children's Poetry Competition
in IFE Wing

Sat 30th May
World John Lapraik Competition
in the Caravan Park

1st & 2nd August
Classic Car Weekend
East Ayrshire Car Club

Fireworks Display

Keep Scotland Tidy


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