AN AGREEMENT has been made in Maybole which will see the transfer of ownership of one of the town's buildings.

The Carrick Centre Board and Carrick Community Leisure Group (CCLG) has announced that it has reached an agreement to transfer ownership of the building known as Goudies to the Carrick Centre.

Both organisations are said to be delighted that the valuable asset will be retained for the benefit of the community and developed to meet the needs of young people in Maybole and across North Carrick.

On behalf of the Carrick Centre board of directors, Marguerite Hunter Blair said: “The board are excited by this fantastic opportunity to bring about positive change for all our young people and to respond to the needs articulated in the local Strategy for Youth in North Carrick.

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"Over the summer we will be continuing our conversations with our young people, members of the community, local partners, and funders to ensure that we maximise the potential of this wonderful building and outdoor garden.

"There will be regular updates provided as the process moves forward.”

Mark Fletcher, CCLG chairman, said: “We are very pleased with this outcome as the building which we and the funders worked so hard to save will remain as a very valuable community asset providing a dedicated facility for the young people of the area, a space that they can call their own."

Councillor Brian Connolly added: “We are delighted that such an important building in the town streetscape has a bright future and the Carrick Centre, with its long history of success, will be a worthy custodian.”

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