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

South Ayrshire Wellbeing Pledge Showcase. Friday 17th May ,2024 10am – 3pm – Troon Town Hall and Walker Hall,

The South Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP) invite you to join us for our South Ayrshire Wellbeing Pledge Showcase. This event is an opportunity to showcase some of the amazing work being done throughout South Ayrshire to help our communities to Start Well, Live Well and Age well.

There will be an opportunity to explore our marketplace stalls to hear directly from teams and organisations as well as our showcase poster wall which will help demonstrate achievements so far.

Save the date today:


  • Friday 17th May 2024
  • 10am – 3pm
  • Troon Town Hall and Walker Hall,
    South Beach, Troon,
    KA10 6EF

Please see our promotional poster for more information and to book your place today!

Please note: If you are interested in booking a stall, submitting a poster or would like to be considered for the morning presentation slots please click here to register your interest. Due to the volume of interest, spaces are limited so please get in touch as soon as possible. Support will be provided to all our participants. You will be contacted after the closing date for applications which is Friday 15th March 2024 at 12pm.

Third Sector Training Opportunities (free)

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Third Sector Training Opportunities (free)

Places have become available on the upcoming courses:

  • Parental Mental Health & Impact on Child – 15th February
  • Role of the Second Person – 21st February
  • Signs of Safety (SoS) Briefing

Full details of all courses and booking instructions are given below.  

Please note spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis and are for Third Sector organisations only.

‘Parental Mental Health & Impact on Child’

There are 6 available spaces for the on the upcoming  ‘Parental Mental Health & Impact on Child’ training, please note these spaces are for Third Sector organisations only.  Please see the details below:

Thursday 15th February
9.30am to 4.30 pm
8 Wellington Square, Ayr 

To enable participants to consider the impact of Parental Mental Health, learning from case reviews and explore wider factors that may affect the family’s ability to manage and parent effectively.
Learning Outcomes
During this course, participants will:

  • Recognise the impact of Parental Mental Health on child development.  
  • Identify concerns and protective factors for children and young people in families where parental mental ill health is present (Trauma informed)
  • Have an awareness of the policy, practice and the legislative framework surrounding mental health
  • Understand the importance of working with partners when supporting families impacted my parental mental health.
  • By the end of the course, participants should be able to consider the impact of parental mental health on children and families, understand how to support children and young people underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC and UNCRC approach

Who should attend? This course is suitable for anyone who works directly with families where parental mental health is impacting on the care of children and young people.
Course Length: This is a 1-day session delivered face to face. 

Book a Space:  To request a place on this course please click here to email, when emailing please confirm if the place is for yourself or a staff member, job title/role of person who wishes to attend and your/their email address.

Role of the Second Person

There are 5 spaces for the Role of the Second Person training on the Wednesday 21st February.

Please note, staff must have attended Adult Support and Protection Level 2 before attending this training.
This course examines the legislation, theory and practice of the Second Person role, in line with the Adult Support & Protection (Scotland) Act 2007.

This course will consider the duties and expectations of the Second Person in practice and will aim to support and identify the skills and knowledge required to undertake the role and function of a second person for the purpose of investigative interview.  This course will involve skills practice.  

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role of the Second Person within an Adult Support & Protection Investigative Interview.
  • Examine the role of the Second Person before, during and after the Investigative Interview.
  • Describe and discuss the structure of the Investigative Interview.
  • Understand how the Investigative Interview supports the guiding Adult support & Protection principles.
  • Examine common practice within Adult Support & Protection Investigative Interviews.

Book a Space:  To request a place on this course please click here to email, when emailing please confirm if the place is for yourself or a staff member, job title/role of person who wishes to attend and your/their email address.  Also please confirm you/staff member have completed ASP Level 2 training.

Signs of Safety (SoS) Briefing

The Signs of Safety (SoS) Briefing training courses have 5 spaces allocated for the voluntary and public sectors for all training sessions.
Signs of Safety Description
We invite appropriate staff and partners to join us for a Signs of Safety Briefing Session, hosted by Children and Families Social Work.
As a colleague working alongside children and their families, this will be an opportunity for you to hear more about the Signs of Safety framework and approach to risk assessment being implemented in South Ayrshire within Children and Families Social Work. The session aims to outline the key principles and tools used within the framework and support your own understanding of approaches to practice you can expect to see and be part of.

Training will be held via Zoom on:

11th June
10th September
10th December

Who should attend? 
For staff / Partners who will be engaging in the Signs of Safety framework and approach to risk assessment being implemented in South Ayrshire within Children and Families Social Work.

Course Length: 
This course is delivered online via Microsoft Teams.

Book a Space:  To request a place on this course please click here to email, when emailing please confirm if the place is for yourself or a staff member, job title/role of person who wishes to attend and your/their email address and preferred training date(s).


Subject: Casting for New BBC Documentary – Evicted Scotland

 My name is Joanna, and I am a researcher at True North.  

Last year we made a series for BBC Three called Evicted which followed young renters across England as they faced no-fault evictions and struggled to find new accommodation during the cost-of-living crisis. 

You can watch it here. 

We are going into production with a new 60-minute documentary based in Scotland, which will follow the stories of young renters throughout the country who are facing eviction, because of the lifting of the eviction ban and the 3% rent cap. 

As we are currently in the process of casting, it would be great if you could help us spread the word. I have attached a flyer and a reel so you can see what we are looking for. It would great if you could share them amongst any people you are in touch with, or post on your social media pages, so that if anyone would like to speak to us confidentially about their situation they can get in contact.

Thank you for your time and your help. And please feel free to get in touch should you have any further questions.

We look forward to hearing from you. 



Joanna Hughes
Development Researcher
Fax: +441133945495
Marshalls Mill, Marshall Street
West Yorkshire
LS11 9YJ
United Kingdom
True North Productions Ltd accepts no liability for the content of this email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided, unless that information is subsequently confirmed in writing.
​any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the company.

New child sexual abuse campaign encourages the public to ask: What If You’re Right?

A new campaign launched today by Child Protection Committees Scotland and Barnardo’s Scotland encourages the general public to really look, listen and notice signs that a child may be being sexually abused, and report concerns immediately.

Titled What If You’re Right?, the campaign has been designed with input from adult survivors of sexual abuse across Scotland, and highlights both the immediate and long term consequences of child sexual abuse.

Jim Kerr, Independent Chair of the South Ayrshire Child Protection Committee urges concerned adults not to ignore signs that something is seriously wrong for a child.

“We listened to many adult survivors of child sexual abuse as we developed this campaign. They were all clear that sexual abuse is not only horrendous at the time it is happening, but it can also cause lifelong physical and emotional damage. Trauma experienced as a result of child sexual abuse can ruin lives.”

Vicci, a child sexual abuse survivor who contributed to the campaign, endured sexual abuse by members of her extended family for many years, from a very young age.

“I was abused until I was about 10. I don’t remember a time where I wasn’t abused, where I wasn’t touched, where I wasn’t made to do things. That got progressively worse, I was probably younger than 8 when they started raping me.”

Vicci is clear that the experience of being sexually abused as a child has had long lasting ramifications.

“It’s impacted my life in ways I could never have imagined. I’ve been in very dark places, I’ve been suicidal, I’ve been hospitalised. Certain sounds and smells can make me physically sick, even particular words can trigger flashbacks, and put me in a vulnerable and unsafe position. I struggle with a fear of never knowing who’s round the next corner and trust is a huge issue too – when those people, the abusers, have told you that they love you but then hurt you terribly, how do you then trust other people?”

The What If You’re Right? campaign urges the general public to really look, listen and notice signs that all is not well with a child, and take immediate action if they suspect the child might be being sexually abused. Both Child Protection Committees Scotland and campaign partner Barnardo’s Scotland understand that people can be hesitant about acting on a gut feeling, but Martin Crewe, Director of Barnardo’s Scotland is clear that taking action is essential to help prevent lifelong damage.

“It’s important that adults know how to spot the signs of child abuse and exploitation, and how to do something about it.

“If you are worried about a child or young person, you can visit the Child Protection Scotland campaign website for more resources on what to do – including the Barnardo’s-hosted centre of expertise on child sexual abuse which has developed resources to support adults working with children.”

When it comes to the wider community, Linda Semple, Chair of the South Ayrshire Integration Joint Board urges everyone to help protect children.

“It’s everyone’s job to keep children safe from harm, and we all need to play our part to help limit the long-term damage child sexual abuse can cause. Don’t wait for someone else to take action, report concerns yourself. Yes, it can be scary to speak up, but we need to be brave and not ignore signs that there’s a potential problem.

“Anyone who is worried that a child might be being sexually abused can visit the Child Protection Scotland website for information about how to take action, or contact the South Ayrshire child protection team. If you fear that a child is in immediate danger, you should call Police Scotland right away.”

If you are concerned that a child is suffering from, or at risk from, any abuse you should contact South Ayrshire Councils Children and Families Social Work on 01292 288645 option 1 or email the

For more information visit the South Ayrshire Child Protection website:

This Scotland-wide What If You’re Right? campaign launches on TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY at 10am and will run for two weeks.

The campaign was co-designed with input from individual adult survivors of child sexual abuse from across Scotland and members of survivor support groups including Survivors UniteIn Care SurvivorsThe Moira Anderson Foundation and Break the Silence.

The What If You’re Right? campaign is a digital campaign which features a series of animations using survivor voiceovers. The animations will run on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube and on the Child Protection Scotland website.

People who want to find further information about how to recognise signs of child sexual abuse can visit the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse website (hosted by Barnardo’s)


Time to Talk at Carnegie Library, Ayr. Click on link for full details.

Please see attached poster and info below for Time to Talk at Carnegie Library in Ayr.  There will be additional sessions being held at other libraries in the coming months, dates and locations will be shared in due course.

Time to Talk

Sip on a warm cuppa, tuck into some treats, and have a good blether. It’s the perfect opportunity to unwind, catch up, and share stories.

Whether you’re a regular library visitor or it’s your first time stepping in, you are warmly welcomed to be a part of our Tea and Talk community.

When: First Thursday of the month, 11am-12noon

Where: Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street Ayr KA8 8E

Carnegie Time for Tea Poster

UKSPF – Community Empowerment Fund

I wanted to make you aware of the CEF which launched on Friday 19th January 2024 and closes on Thursday 8th February 2024.

South Ayrshire Council has been allocated funding from UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and I have recently came into post as External Funding Officer to support this fund.

Empowering communities is a national priority. It is an important part of public service reform, focusing attention on reducing disadvantage and inequality and improving outcomes for communities.

South Ayrshire Council is committed to promoting and supporting the principles of community empowerment and encouraging interest in community asset transfer, as well as groups taking ownership of local land and assets and driving forward community led regeneration.

The definition used in respect of community-led regeneration by the Scottish Government,  states that community-led regeneration is about “people identifying issues and opportunities in their local area; deciding what to do about them and making positive change in their communities.”Full information and guidance notes which details the full criteria as well as details on how apply can be accessed using the link below:

Please note the main objectives of the fund will be to assist groups with community empowerment through the development of cultural and heritage activities as well as sport and art.

 If you have any questions or queries relating to this fund please contact myself or

Kind Regards

Tracy Whiteford | External Funding Officer (UKSPF) | Thriving Communities | Strategic Change and Communities | | Tel: 01292 612305 | South Ayrshire Council | County Buildings | Wellington Square | Ayr | KA7 1DR |



Access to addiction services – Report

Harbour Trustee Annual Report

I am pleased to share with you the recently completed inaugural first annual report of Harbour Ayrshire

Our work is across Ayrshire but the largest concentration is within South Ayrshire  which is why i was particularly keen to share with you

Should you wish any further information on services we offer and links for referrals from constituents, please don’t hesitate to contact me

Hard copies will be available in a couple of weeks if you require any

Kind Regards

Andrew Downie
Funding Officer
  01292 623016
Harbour, 6 Miller Road, Ayr, KA7 2AY


Temporary Restriction 06/03/2024- SAC10295 – South Ayrshire Council (Lang Road,Westward Way,Troon) (Temporary Road Closure and Prohibition of Waiting) Notice 2024


The above Temporary Notice, which comes into force on 06/03/2024, imposes restriction on the following roads:

  • Lang Road,Westward Way

Please find attached a copy of the Temporary Notice.

A copy of the plan relating to the Notice can be found online at

For more information contact:

Sunbelt Rentals


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