GIRVAN Community Market has been awarded a £5,000 Start It award. 

The award is funded by the Social Entrepreneurs Fund and delivered by Firstport.

Girvan Community Market runs every Friday at the Town House in Girvan and allows local producers, as well as artists and craft makers, to get their products in front of both locals and visitors.

Pearl McGibbon, founder of Girvan Community Market, said: “The market is all about promoting small local businesses. It’s a real sense of community and the new brand and name, Girvan Community Market, help to reflect that. 

“I’m looking forward to taking part in the Folk Festival and Girvan 1668 celebrations coming up and showcasing what we have to offer in South Carrick. Being part of What if…Girvan has given me the support and confidence I needed to get the market going. 

“With the new branding and £5,000 Start It grant, I’m ready to put the Girvan Community Market firmly on the map.”