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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.

Garnock Valley Locality Partnership Impact Report

Garnock Valley LP Impact Report

Community News

Available Funding – August 2021

£50m for the UK's Grassroot Football Pitches in 2022 Funding is to be made available to enable the delivery of more football pitches and facilities in UK communities.   The UK Government has announced an [...]

August 2nd, 2021|

Lochshore Development

We are looking for your input into the latest stage of the exciting development at Lochshore. This is the site of the former Glengarnock Steelworks and covers around 250 hectares, including Kilbirnie Loch. In 2017 [...]

July 29th, 2021|

Free Bus Travel for Under 22s

All residents in Scotland under the age of 22 will be eligible for free bus travel from 31 January 2022. The Scottish Government has confirmed the timetable for the roll out of the scheme, delivered in partnership with the Improvement [...]

July 29th, 2021|

Community Ownership Fund

The UK Government have launched the Community Ownership Fund. This is available to community and voluntary organisations to support sustainable community ownership of assets, amenities and facilities which are at risk of being lost. You [...]

July 20th, 2021|

Virtual Job Fair

    CEIS  Ayrshire are hosting a Virtual Jobs Fair on Wednesday 21st July 2021 from 2pm to 4pm. This will be hosted on their Facebook page (link below) with videos from employers who are [...]

July 7th, 2021|

Locality Members

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