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The Garnock Valley

Welcome to our web pages where you will be able to find out all you need to become involved in making your Locality better.

The Garnock Valley includes the towns of Beith, Dalry, and Kilbirnie, and some smaller villages such as Gateside, Barrmill, Longbar and Glengarnock. It has a combined population of around 20,000.

Historically, the area was built around the flax and weaving industries before iron and steelmaking took over in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is a rural area with lovely walks, scenery and plenty of wildlife.

Interestingly, the suburb of Kilbirnie in the New Zealand capital of Wellington is named after the Garnock Valley town. You can download our Garnock Valley Infographic here

If you live in the Garnock Valley and would like to become involved our Locality Partnership might interest you. Alternatively, you may be interested in joining your local Community Council. Please see the links on the right of this page.

Local funding may be available through Grant Applications.

Garnock Valley Locality Partnership 2021 Meeting Dates

  • 16 March 2021  – On-line via Microsoft Teams
  • 15 June  2021 – On-line via Microsoft Teams
  • 21 September 2021 – On-line via Microsoft Teams
  • 16 December 2021 – On-line via Microsoft Teams

All meetings will be held from 7.00 to 9.00 pm. Meeting papers can be viewed here.

Community News

Trauma-Informed Workforce Survey

The Improvement Service are carrying out a short anonymous survey which will help them understand more about current levels of understanding of psychological trauma across the workforce, and to what extent trauma informed practice is [...]

February 22nd, 2021|

Digital Scotland Service Standard

The Scottish Government has published the Digital Scotland Service Standard. This is a set of 14 criteria that all organisations delivering public services should work towards. The standard has 3 themes of meeting users’ needs, [...]

February 22nd, 2021|

Recorded Crime in Scotland: January 2021

Official statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland for January 2021 have been published. The number of crimes recorded by the police in Scotland was 12% lower in January 2021 than [...]

February 22nd, 2021|

Garnock Valley Locality Partnership Local Priorities Refresh

What are locality priorities? We have six Locality Partnerships in North Ayrshire. These are Arran, Garnock Valley, Irvine, Kilwinning, North Coast and Cumbraes and Three Towns. Each Locality Partnership has a set of locality priorities. [...]

February 11th, 2021|

People’s Postcode Trust – Open for Applications from Scotland

  Funding for smaller charities and good causes in Scotland to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet. Local charities and other not-for-profit organisations based and working in Scotland [...]

February 10th, 2021|

Locality Members

Garnock Valley CPP Members CPP Member Key