Firstport and What if…Girvan are teaming up with Columba 1400 to offer people in Carrick the opportunity to take part in a Community Leadership Academy in 2018.

There are a number of successful social enterprises already running in South Ayrshire. You may use these services already and not even realise they are a social enterprise! They all started with an idea...

Chelsea, a trained artist, runs Pastel Fox Studio in Girvan. Chelsea has spent the past year developing her small creative business as part of the What if… Girvan programme.


Pearl McGibbon has been in business all her life and following retirement, aged 70, she was looking for a new adventure. With help from What If...Girvan, Pearl has organised a weekly indoors farmer’s market, based in the Town House, Girvan.

Andrew Sinclair joined What if... Girvan in October 2016 and over the past year has been building his social enterprise, Wecafé.

People in Ayrshire are being urged to come up with ideas for businesses that can benefit the South Carrick community.

A group of budding entrepreneurs working or living in the South Carrick area have been selected onto What if...Girvan!