Principal Projects

Active Travel / Public Realm High Street Scheme

A joint planned £2.01m South Ayrshire Council / Sustrans/ NHLF funded project in partnership with Ayrshire Roads Alliance which will provide a renewed active travel public realm making the high street accessible to all designed to improve everyone experience of the high st, encourage active travel and generate new footfall into the town. Development work on this project is already underway and expected to be completed in Oct 2022. The project will transform the central area of the High Street, widening pavements, provision for cycling improving a number of key walking and cycling routes into the town centre. The plan sees the High Street become an attractive place for the local community to enjoy, where visitors can admire the many historic buildings and help existing and new local businesses thrive. We are working with our funders, consultants and Ayrshire Roads Alliance to start the works in late Spring 2023, subject to successful construction stage funding application. We are working with business and residents in the High St to minimise disturbance and inconvenience during the works.

Funders: Maybole Active Travel High Street scheme is  generously funded by Sustrans, South Ayrshire Council, and the Heritage Lottery

Priority Building Improvements

This project, jointly invested by owners, our funders and the Regeneration project will invest up to £4.1m into five key historic buildings in Maybole over the period of the project. Funding from the project has already helped contribute to renovating and preserving Goudie’s (the former Speakers). This project is also also supporting joint funding with owners in the renovation of the Town Hall, the Castle, the Charity Shop. Two further priority buildings yet to be confirmed are hoped to be supported in this scheme. This aims to preserve these important buildings and facilities for current and future generations, making the town centre an even more attractive destination for local and visitors alike.  Works on the Town Hall started in May 2022, the Charity shop started in summer 2022. Both are expected to complete by June 2023.. The Castle works started in March 2023 and will last approximately 12 months.

Funders: Priority building Improvements are generously funded by owners, Heritage Lottery, HES, SAC (Town Hall Only), Scottish Government, Scottish Land Fund (Charity Shop Only)


Shop Front Improvements and Small Grants Scheme

This three strand scheme seeks to significantly improve the appearance of the town centre. Recent survey’s has indicated buildings in the central part of the town are in a poorer state than original envisaged which is causing budget issues. The three schemes are currently closed to new applications, however this will be reviewed around August 2023.

  1. Homeowner Grants scheme
  2. Shop Front Improvements
  3. Shops back into use

With a limited budget and construction costs rising not all applications to this scheme will be approved. The three programs have an initial focus on the central part of the town centre to maximise the visual improvement in the central area. (Approximately Goudie’s  to the Coop). This will be reconsidered depending on budget.

Shop front Improvements and Shops back into use aims to bring significant improvements in the street level visual landscape and help preserve historic buildings improve shopfronts to make the High Street a more attractive place to visit while supporting new and existing businesses. Homeowner Grants scheme, aims to support homeowners conserve and preserve their buildings. The focus is the central area of the town to maximise the positive visual impact of the investment. It is hoped to review the scheme in August 2023.

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Funders: The Shop Front Improvements, Shops back into use and Small Grants to homeowners schemes are funded by owners, NHLF, HES, SAC.

Activity Programme

The Activity and Training programme (value, £221k) looks to maximise the benefit of the regeneration of Maybole’s Town Centre for local people. The programme includes opportunities to learn traditional building skills, encouraging young people into the construction industry as well as encouraging local businesses to learn heritage conservation skills and develop a number of apprenticeships. It will include a project to document the regeneration of the Town Centre. There have been talks, workshops and volunteering opportunities. This project has begun and, as of June 2022 reached 900 local people and businesses.

Funders: The Activity program is generously funded by HES and SAC