Could you help to write a fresh chapter in the history of Girvan?

 01 June 2018  |  


The course runs at Girvan Library on Wednesday, 13 June

The course runs at Girvan Library on Wednesday, 13 June

People in South Carrick are being encouraged to help raise the profile of Girvan by sharing their knowledge online. South Ayrshire Council is holding a special one-day event in the town where participants will receive official training to help enhance the Girvan Wikipedia page.

Scottish Wikimedian in residence, Delphine Dallison, will give free tuition at Girvan Library on how to set up a Wikipedia account, correctly site sources, and verifying information. Well-known photographer and retired Harbourmaster, Roddy Leitch, will also show course members a selection of his stunning images.

The event is taking place at Girvan Library on Wednesday, 13 June, as part of the Girvan 350 anniversary celebrations.

Councillor Brian McGinley, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism & Leisure said, "This unusual event is a great example of the different ways we use our libraries, which I'm sure will prove popular with people in Girvan and South Carrick.

"As one of the world's most visited websites, Wikipedia is often a go to place to find out information. This is the first time we've held a public session with an official expert to teach people the best ways to share their own knowledge to help bring their town to life.

"While the skills learnt will initially be applied to the Girvan Wiki page, the rules allow users to provide accurate and relevant updates to any page that they may have a particular interest in, so I'd urge anyone interested in taking part to book their place soon."

The course runs at Girvan Library on Wednesday, 13 June between 10:30am – 1pm; and 1:30pm – 3pm. Space is limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact Girvan Library on: 01465 712 813. For further details please phone or email Jean Inness, Libraries and Museums Coordinator on: 01292 559 218 or jean.inness@south-ayrshire.gov.uk