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Since 2019 we have been communicating with various individuals, organisations, groups and local businesses. Examples of these are Girvan Town Team, Girvan Community Garden, The Girvan Great War Project, The Girvan NAFFIE representatives, Royal British Legion (Maybole), Girvan Football Club, SAC, Biosphere Bikes, Living with Leisure ( Girvan), Girvan Community Council, Girvan Academy. Where-ever possible we will use local businesses for goods and services.

As 2021 has progressed a number of groups have committed their time to the Garden Project. These groups are very much valued and we appreciate everything they do. Below and throughout the site are some photos.
Our future plans are for more people to become involved with Girvan Men’s Shed…


Chris Jones has supplied the following info:
RecoveryAyr works to build a peer community to support people in recovery from substance misuse and family members affected. We appreciate coming to the Men’s Shed and the support David gives the group. Everyone enjoys it and we are building a strong core group who are committed to the project.
RecoveryAyr are also on Facebook, CLICK HERE.
The guys are part of our VIEW volunteering programme.
Jean is by the sunflowers, Geof and Emma are shovelling compost. Jean, Geoff, Davie, Eric and Emma have been moving tons of astra turf…

More pictures will be forthcoming

Z1 Youth Group-Hand in Hand:

Brian McMaster of the Z1 Hand in Hand project provided the following information:
The one to one work I do with the boys is in partnership with Girvan academy. This gives them an opportunity to gain real life practical work experience, and to engage with the local community out with school. The boys particularly enjoyed building the steps for your volunteers to gain access to the banking, so they could continue with the weeding and planting. They are learning valuable skills.
More information on Z1 can be found at the website

Girvan and District Great War Project:

The new permanent memorial garden at Hamilton Park is dedicated to more than 600 local men who died. Richie and Lorna Conaghan are grateful to the Girvan Men’s Shed members who were involved in creating the garden. These included Pat, Sue, David, Winston. Attending the official opening on July 27th were local people and

– Sehar Sardar, Public Engagement Coordinator for South and West of Scotland, Commonwealth War Graves Commission
– Shelby McCrindle of the NAAFI Club, Girvan – Local councillors Alec Clark, Peter Henderson and Ian Fitzsimmons
– KOSB veterans from Stranraer KOSB breakfast club, Royal British Legion branch, Maybole
– Wrights home hardware (Shona and Pearl), Jamie Macdonald Sign-writer
– Girvan Town Team and Girvan Football Club

South Ayrshire Council Skills and Employment apprentices:

South Ayrshire Council Employability & Skills Programme have been sending apprentices along for experience. The apprentices Malcom Richie and Nathan Gray worked very hard in completing strimming and half of the disabled pathway. Below are photos of what the new intake of apprentices are doing.