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Balmoral diced Bonnet, made in Stewarton 'The Bonnet Toun News'

The New "Stewarton Area Centre" in Avenue Square officially opens on Monday 15th September


    You are all invited to come along to our:

    Cheese and Wine Open Night

    Wednesday 20th August from 7.30pm

    At our Premises in The Scout Building, Corsehillbank Street, Stewarton.

    We would love you to join us for our 2008/2009 Season. You can assist in three ways:

    Become a Member or a Patron or come along as a member of our Audience.

    For more information Email us at or telephone our Secretary May Piggot on
    07904 67 73 81

    The Stewarton Community Council meets on the First Monday of every Month accept July.

    The next Community Council meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 4th August in the Council Chamber in Avenue Square. All are welcome to attend.

    From this week following the August Council Meeting, a Summary of the Community Council Minutes will be available to view on line from this page on

    The self-drive 16 seat Community Bus is available to hire. Any interested parties can book the bus by contacting the Community Resource Centre based in Avenue Square. The centre is open Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 12.00 noon, or telephone them on 01560 482775.

    As well as providing a contact point for all Community Council business there are facilities for Photocopying and use of a Fax Machine is also available.

    Tom Stuart is an amateur photographer in the USA

    Last Weekend Saturday the 12th and 13th of July 2008 he photographed some soccer games at the USA Cup Weekend in Blaine, Minnesota. Today he sent me these links for us to see as they include pictures of our football team the Stewarton Annick Team

    If you were at the games or you recognise a ny of our players we would be interested adding the information to this site. The links are:

    Saturday Photo's

    Sunday Photo's

The play which won our very own Drama Group the National Championships a few weeks ago, is on stage for one more performance for Stewarton and Ayrshire Audiences. One Good Beating is to be performed on the stage of the brand new theatre in the New Stewarton Area Centre in Avenue Square on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th of September.
The curtain is up at 8pm on both evenings.

The Tickets are 6.00 each and include a glass of wine, the tickets can be purchased from:

  • Stewarton Library
  • Pay at the door on the night
  • Email to reserve them.

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    East Ayrshire North Community Federation Ltd aims to involve communities within the North of East Ayrshire in the processes that affect them, and assist in working partnerships between the Federation and the communities to help provide safer and more active communities.

    The EANCF Ltd contributes to ensuring the continued effective and routine engagement of the community in the development and on-going review of the Community Planning process. The Federation represents the community on strategic partnership groups by receiving funding for the purpose of ensuring community involvement in decision making.

    Just one of their projects is the Kilmarnock Shopmobility. A range of Scooters, Manual and Powered Wheelchairs are available. For more details of this FREE Service, just visit their Web site

    Together, we really can make a difference by helping to make East Ayrshire a good place to live and work.

    For more information visit their Web site, by clicking on the link below

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    The Bonnet Guild

    When did it all begin and why is it called the Bonnet Guild?

    The First Festival was held in 1933 and the organising committee named itself the Bonnet Guild in reverence to the town's main industry in past times the making of woolen bonnets and after the old Bonnet Court of Corsehill in the 17th century.

    In the winter of 1932/33, Bailie Tom Barclay had an idea to run a gala day for children the following summer. He called in Bailie John Atchison and Councilor Hugh Muir to assist him and in March, 1933, a committee of twenty-seven prominent, local men was formed consisting of businessmen connected with the knitwear industry, bankers, school teachers, and ex-professional football players.

    This years theme is "Hollywood Movies"

    The judging for the top 3 best shop window displays took place on Tuesday 17th June 2008

    The winners were Little Poppets in First Place

    Second place Appleblossom

    Third place Thirst

    For more results on the other competitions including the Football Results and the Fancy Dress see more information.

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    The 2007 Yuletide Street Event was a great success thanks to a lot of people especially Donald Mclean from the Fruit and Veg shop. Katie Roland for all her Committee Minutes and Promoting the event and Mandy Campbell from Candy Chace.

    Time for making plans for this years Street Event is fast approaching, the first meeting will be an Open Meeting which will be held in the Institute Hall in Avenue Square.The date is still to be confirmed.

    The Christmas Street Lights were looking nice, they are old now and are in need of retiring. Stewarton is in need of new ones for this year. Donations are still very welcome please contact either the Treasurer Mandy Campbell at Candy Chace in the High Street or Donald McLean the Events Organiser at the Fruit and Veg Shop Main Street.

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    Tina Sloan from Kilmaurs has hatched an excellent idea for all Ayrshire parents with children who play a musical instrument in a school band. She has started up a Swap Scheme.
    Where she can help parents swap their musical instruments with each other rather than having to buy a new instrument each year.
    If you are interested in joining the scheme please contact Tina on 01563 530 355

Guitar Presents

The Music and Poetry of John Conning.

  • To read some of John's Poetry click on the link below.
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    • Kilmarnock and District Can Cycle Charity

    • We recycle bikes.

    • Looking for Volunteers

    • Collect aluminium drink cans

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    • The Bio Bus

    • Do your part. Be Bio smart

    • Recycle your cooking oil

    • Special containers can be picked up at the recycling depot at Western Road Kilmarnock
    • All returned containers will entitle the bearer to a voucher allowing 20p off Kilmarnock bus fare
    • This voucher will be valid on service 1,2,2A,3,4,5,6,7A,17,17A,20,101,102,103.
    • Or pick up a postcard at Stewarton Library in Avenue Square.
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