Maybole 500 Final events - August 2017

Sat 19th : A Night at the Castle - Live!

Thurs 24th - 26th : Robert The Bruce's Sword and Mary Queen of Scots' necklace. Exhibition at Maybole Town Hall. (Official opening 24th at 5.30pm)

Thurs 24th : Unveiling of Interpretation Board and Time Capsule at the Greenside @ 6.30pm

Thurs 24th - 26th : Exhibition and Family History search @ Carrick Centre

Fri 25th : Comunity School Dinner and talk on Interpreting History, Town Hall 7.00-8.30pm

Fri 25th - Sat 26th : Doctor Bike. Bike servicing at the Greenside, 11.00am-3.00pm

Fri 25th - Sat 26th : Walking Tours. Guided walk around the new Maybole Heritage Trail. Starts at the Greenside. 25th for Schools at 10.00am. 26th open to everyone at 10.00am.

Weds 30th : Premiere of Youth Filming and the Video Record of Maybole 500, 7.00pm-8.30pm @ Carrick Centre

More info at the Maybole 500 Facebook page here.


Lantern Parade - March 25th 2017

Lantern Building

As part of the Maybole 500 celebrations there will be a Lantern parade through the streets of the town on March 25th. If you’ve not already seen one of these lantern parades, the lanterns are made from willow frames and covered in tissue paper. (Check out these images: )

An arts group, “Carrick Rural Arts Group (CRAG)”, are responsible for helping create these wonderful lanterns. This is the same group that has organized the Girvan lantern parades over the last 12 years or so, so they have plenty of experience.

CRAG have asked whether any of our members would like to get involved in lantern building for the parade on March 25th, so if you are feeling creative here’s your chance to build your own. Though people tend to think this is an activity for children, some of the lantern designs can be quite challenging to build so there’s plenty of opportunities for adults to get involved. There will be a series of workshops taking place on forthcoming Saturdays where you will be able to take part.

If you are interested you can either contact CRAG directly by phoning 01465 715621, or contact MOF’s through the Contact page (click here) to register your interest and we will pass your details on to CRAG.