muirkirk in the hills of ayrshire - from the muirkirk enterprise group


Muirkirk in the hills of Ayrshire

John Lapraik Festival Muirkirk 2014

Lapraik World Poetry Competition 2014

Muirkirk Enterprise Group
Annual Dinner

Friday 21st March 2014 @ 7.30pm

Angus Middleton and Adam Train

Anyone wishing to attend is requested to contact
Vida Trotter on 01290 661238

Muirkirk Legal Advice Clinic by D W Shaw
D W Shaw, Solicitors, Estate Agents and IFAs
Legal Advice Clinic

1st Monday of each month (commencing 7th April)
9.30am to 1.30pm
in Garan House, 28 Main Street (first floor, entrance by side door)

D W Shaw can provide advice on a range of legal matters, including
Making a Will, Family Law, Personal Injury,
Powers of Attorney and Guardianship, Housing Matters

Muirkirk Lapraik Festival Crambo Jingle and Sang

Muirkirk Lapraik Festival 2014

Crambo Jingle and Sang
Friday 30th May 2014

Tickets £7.00 (inclusive of snack meal)
Contact 01290 661324

Lapraik Poetry Festival on Facebook

Lapraik Poetry Festival Website

Crambo Jingle and Sang

annual John Lapraik Memorial Reading Muirkirk Ayrshire Scotland



Scits Toun of the Year Award 2014

Muirkirk Enterprise Group has entered
the Scots Toun Award Competition
using the Lapraik Festival as an example

Muirkirk's entry has been compiled
by John Morran and Douglas McKenzie.

The Scots Toun Award aims to recognise the use, celebration, support and promotion of the Scots language in community life.

The Scots Toun award is aimed at identifying communities where Scots language culture is encouraged and promoted.

This can take the form of festivals, writers groups, kirk services, street naming policies that encourage the use of traditional names, the use of Scots in public signage and the development of language based tourism.

The organisers are hoping to hear about projects that help promote a sense of cultural and community vitality and wellbeing and that seek to encourage new generations to learn the about the language and its rich culture.

Entries for the Scots Toun of the Year award had to be submitted by 28th February 2014 with the award being announced on 30th April 2014 and winners presented on 10th June 2014.

More information can be found on Scots Toun Award website and more information, in both English and Scots, about the organisers on the website of the Centre for the Scots Leid


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

Muirkirk Community Website


Lives of the First World War

Do you have relatives who served in the First World War? This project aims to bring official records and family memories together - see for more information.
Muirkirk Community Website

Citizens Advice Bureau
Outreach Surgery

Thursdays 10am to 12.20pm
Muirkirk Community Museum



What's on in Muirkirk?

Sunday 20th April
East Ayrshire Car Club
first rally of the season

Tuesday 22nd April @ 6pm
Lapraik Festival Meeting
in Garan House
Organising this year's Lapraik Festival
If you can help, please come along

24th April @ 19.30
Muirkirk Branch
Royal British Legion

in the Coach House

Muirkirk Enterprise Group
Monday 28th April
Muirkirk Enterprise Group Meeting
in the IFE Wing

29th April
Community News
publication date

2nd May 2014
Planned Closure Date
for Muirkirk Council Office

Saturday 10th May
Kames Car Track
Work Day

for information contact
07799 234416 or 07775 774882

Saturday 3rd May @ 1PM
Muirkirk Bowling Club
Sal & Doug Bone Competition

Saturday 17th May @ 9.30am
Muirkirk Bowling Club
Seven Person Team Competition

Friday 30th - Saturday 31st
May 2014
Muirkirk Lapraik Festival

morning and afternoon

Scots Language Activities
in the School

Friday Evening
Crambo, Jingle and Sang
in the Caravan Park
tickets available from
01290 661324 or 550857
Compared by John Moran
and including
Gavin Pennycook
Emily Smith & Jamie McLennan

Saturday Morning
Schools Competitions

Saturday Afternoon
Lapraik Memorial Reading
in Muirkirk Kirkyard
followed by
The Annual John Lapraik
World Speaking Chamionships

Saturday 24th June
Armed Forces Day Event
with focus on WW1

Service at the Cenotaph

7th July 2014
Muirkirk Parish Church

Keep Scotland Tidy

Kames Colliery Disaster Audio Project
hear and read miners memories at

Find Muirkirk on Facebook



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