ACCESSIBLE GUIDES for TROON,
MAYBOLE AND GIRVAN
The first Accessible Guides to Troon,
Prestwick, Maybole and Girvan have been compiled by
members of the South Ayrshire Access Panel.
The South Ayrshire Access Panel comprises
of people who give up their own time to campaign for
improvements for the disabled community in South
Ayrshire. The Panel, whose parent body is Scottish
Disability Equality Forum, has direct links with the
Council through an Officer from the Buildings Standards
Service, who is the Councilís Disablement Liaison
Officer, and also through an Elected Member of the
Council who attends Panel meetings.
Members of the South Ayrshire Access
Panel seek to improve the quality of life of people with
disabilities by attempting to create a barrier free
environment that increases mobility for people with
disabilities and allows them access to a wide range of
For the first time ever local residents
or visitors to these towns with particular needs will be
able to quickly identify places that they can access and
which have suitable facilities.
The symbols used within the guide,
indicating various aspects of accessibility for each
location, were awarded by people with disabilities who
took the time and effort to check out the premises.
The guides are free and can be uplifted
from a number of places in the towns including:
General Practitioners, Libraries, South Ayrshire
Council Offices and the Tourist Information Centre, Ayr
from mid May.
The Access Panel would like to thank
everyone who has supported this project especially the
support that South Ayrshire Council has given, both in
Officer time and assistance in the production of the
For further information on the South
Ayrshire Access Panel log on to
alternatively anyone who has any questions about the
Accessible Guides should contact Margaret Shearer, the
Guide Editor, on telephone number 01292 476758