Some 1,500 people from the town and South Carrick celebrated the conclusion of Girvan’s Our People, Our Place initiative at an information day.

The week long campaign saw the Council and the Girvan Town Team join forces to ensure services are more accessible to the community with the event concluding at Girvan Academy and Victory Park on Saturday.

Based around the theme of creating a safer, healthier and friendlier Girvan, there was a carnival atmosphere throughout the day as families took part in a range of fun activities which included climbing walls, roller disco and Girvan’s very own ‘It’s a knockout.’

Throughout the week, adults were able to access advice and support on money and debt management, health and wellbeing and employability and skills. There was also support for children and young people with schools hosting services with advice on mental health, staying safe and employability.

Irene Climie, Chair and Trustee of Girvan Town Team, said:“This builds on work we’re already doing that indicates that making our places dementia and disability-friendly has a positive impact on the whole community, which is really encouraging”

Council Leader Douglas Campbell, added: “The overwhelming response has been positive, which tells us we’re moving in the right direction.”