The Role of the Troon Community Council

Community Councils are voluntary bodies which exist within a statutory framework and which have been granted statutory rights of consultation. The general purpose of the Troon Community Council is to ascertain, co-ordinate and express the wider views of the entire community within its boundaries. Community Councils will seek to represent and include all sections of their communities, regardless of age, gender, ability, ethnic origin, political or religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. They can complement the role of the local authority but are not part of local government.

Community Information

New Free Crazy Golf Competition to be introduced in South Ayrshire

A brand-new crazy golf experience will be tee-ing off across South Ayrshire on Tuesday 9 July!

The Crazy Golf Competition is a course with a twist. Consisting of nine putting holes located at different locations across South Ayrshire, players need to tackle all of the obstacles in order to earn a tee-riffic golf goodie bag.

The locations and landmarks of the course are as follows:

Hole Number Location Town Key Landmark
1 Troon Library Troon The Postage Stamp
2 Prestwick Library Prestwick Electric Brae
3 Carnegie Library Ayr Turnberry Lighthouse
4 Maybole Library Maybole Crossraguel Abbey
5 Grain Exchange Ayr Ayr Racecourse
6 Heritage Hub Ayr Dundonald Castle
7 Rozelle House Ayr Alloway Kirk
8 Rozelle House Ayr Brig O’ Doon
9 Girvan Library Girvan Ailsa Craig

Players have until Tuesday 6 August to swing into action and players must be aged 3 years and above to enter.

Marketing Campaign:, Signage and animation: Parking in Troon: ODD OBJECT Competition

Marketing Campaign:

A digital, outdoor, and print campaign is running to promote Troon. Adverts are currently running on ScotRail trains, at various train stations, Prestwick Airport, Glasgow Underground, Facebook, and Google search and display.

Signage and animation:

We are working to deliver extensive signage to dress and promote Troon.


A number of improvements/upgrades have been identified by our Neighbourhood Services Team, and these will be implemented over the summer.

You may already have noticed one such improvement to the Cabin, which is situated across from the Walker Hall, which will have high visibility due to its position next to a shuttle bus drop-off point.  New artwork, created and produced by Marr College S6 Advanced Higher pupils and supported by South Ayrshire Council, has recently been installed.

Parking in Troon:

It has been agreed that, beyond the no-waiting restrictions (as detailed on the ARA website), no additional parking restrictions in Troon will be put in place during The Open; all public car parks/spaces will continue to work as they currently do.  This means no permits will be issued.

Troon Community Council Odd Object Competition 2024:

Please see the 2 documents attached which provide additional details regarding the Odd Object competition.  Odd Ob e.mail sheet 2 Find The Object Comp Summer web only 2024

Urgent information about postal votes ❗

Postal voters who applied for a postal vote between Monday 10 June and Wednesday 19 June should receive their postal packs on Saturday 29 June.

If you do not receive your postal pack on Saturday, you should contact the Election Office on 01292 612300 on Monday 1 July and a replacement postal vote will be issued.

If you still require an earlier replacement (e.g you are leaving for holiday before your postal vote is due to arrive), you should contact us immediately so you can be issued with a replacement.

The Royal Mail will use their best endeavours to prioritise returning postal votes to Returning Officers. Postal votes should be completed and returned immediately.

Marr College’s new book festival launched

Marr College’s new book festival launched

The Marr Cluster Book Festival was held on Friday 21 June – the first of its kind to be hosted by Marr College!

Primary 6 pupils from the Marr Cluster, which includes Barassie; Dundonald; Muirhead; Struthers; and Troon Primary Schools, were invited to attend. S2 pupils from Marr College participated in the running of this fantastic event.

The group experienced a jam-packed morning full of activities aimed to get young people excited about reading, including visual merchandising and marketing sessions, illustration workshops, competitions, virtual reality sessions, and a pop-up Waterstones book shop.

There were also some special presentations by published authors, Lindsay Littleson and Martin Stewart. Lindsay is a former Primary School teacher who writes books for the 8-12 age group. Martin, who was previously an English teacher at Kyle Academy in Ayr, writes fiction for children, young adults, and adults.

The Marr Cluster Book Festival was delivered in partnership with the South Ayrshire Reads programme, which aims to raise attainment in literacy across South Ayrshire.

The organising of this event will also contribute towards Marr College’s bid to achieve Gold Reading School Accreditation from the Scottish Book Trust. Following their achievement of Silver accreditation in June 2023, Marr College are now sharing their expertise as a Reading School with the wider community through engagement with local Primary Schools. The Scottish Book Trust will also sponsor their Writing Awards.

Depute Chief Executive and Director of Education, Lyndsay McRoberts said: “The first ever Marr Cluster Book Festival was a great success. Marr College is determined to build upon its credentials as a Reading School and aim for the next milestone – this event was a big step in the right direction.

“The pupils engaged with the activities and competitions, and thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic author presentations. I’m sure many will have left with a list of books they’re excited to read!”


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