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5 things to know this week

Some little known items about Maybole and South Ayrshire - past and present:

  • Robert Burns' brother William used to camp where the Skate Park is located now. William was a bit of a rebel who also managed to grab a whole stack of manuscripts from Robert and threw them on the campfire when camping.

  • The first Scottish "Litter 'Lympics" are likely to come to Maybole. Disciplines up for consideration are so far

    • Pyramid Can building for IrnBru, Tennants and Strongbow

    • Speedy Bag Filling

    • Bag Lifting (full bags for Seniors and half bags for Juniors)

    • Team Competitions for fastest 4-bag-fills and oldest dated item retrieved

  • Maybole to be renamed from "Ancient Capital of Carrick" to "Capital of Ancient Litter"

  • Applications for "Deepest Public Pothole" (DPP) awards to open soon (this is subject to government funding)

  • Skate Park identified as potential landing strip for small aircraft and helicopters (read full post here)

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