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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

Support for action on fireworks and pyrotechnics

The feedback received as part of a public consultation on the Scottish Government’s Fireworks and Pyrotechnics Bill has been published. It shows high levels of support for the introduction of a new offence to criminalise the supply of [...]

December 6th, 2021|

Domestic abuse: statistics recorded by the Police in Scotland – 2020/21

Statistics on domestic abuse recorded by the police in Scotland in 2020-21 have been published. The police recorded 65,251 incidents of domestic abuse, an increase of 4% compared to the previous year. This is the fifth year in a row this figure [...]

December 6th, 2021|

Doubling the Scottish Child Payment

The Scottish Child Payment will be doubled to £20 per week per child from April 2022. This supports low income families with children aged under 6.

December 6th, 2021|

Poverty in rural Scotland: evidence review

A report reviewing current evidence and research on rural poverty in Scotland has been published. It finds that although rates of poverty are lower in rural Scotland, rural poverty may not be easily identifiable within income and deprivation measures as they do not take [...]

December 6th, 2021|

Locality Members

Garnock Valley CPP Members CPP Member Key