• Some of our Volunteers have reached milestones in their recovery journey.
  • Harbour Ayrshire participates in a football festival aimed at unifying Recovery Groups across Ayrshire.
  • Staff receive domestic violence training.

Harbour Welcomes Rab

    We would like to introduce Robert (Rab), who has joined our ever-expanding Harbour Ayrshire Team as our Recovery Practitioner for the Garnock Valley and throughout North Ayrshire.

    Rab has been volunteering with Harbour Ayrshire for many months and we are absolutely delighted to have him as part of our team

    Rab will be managing a caseload of service users looking to access support through addiction into recovery , working in partnership with agencies such as social work, housing, addiction services and third sector organisations

    Rab is also really pleased to be opening a weekly, “out of hours” MOT Kilbirnie Men’s Group as of Wed 8th Nov in the Bridgend Community Centre.

    CSV is Working

    Tough shift for the boys today but kept reminding themselves why they were out and got themselves through the day with dignity. Thanks to the “community navigator” Big Alex from Riverside Church for helping us out. Great piece of partnership working.

    This service would not be possible without the funding from Darroch and Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trusts who both fund the CSV.

    Domestic Abuse Training

    As part of National Domestic Violence Awareness month, Harbour Ayrshire volunteers gathered today for some Domestic Violence Training held by Geraldine Sparkles, Head Of Service for Medics against Violence

    At least one volunteer from each of Harbour Ayrshire’s services is now armed with the facts about domestic abuse and how we can assist our supported people to be safe

    Thank you to our good friend Geraldine for delivering this vital training for our team




    Six Month Milestone

    We would like to congratulate one of our much loved volunteers “Gary” on reaching an incredible milestone in his recovery of 6 months total abstinence from all mind altering substances

    Gary volunteers at our MOT Kilmarnock Men’s Group every Sunday and is a great example to our men

    Keep up the good work Gary, your Harbour Team are rooting for you.

    Nine Month Milestone

    We would like to congratulate one of our valued and dedicated volunteers “Rab” on celebrating a recent milestone in his recovery of an amazing 9 months free from all mind altering substances

    Rab also recently passed his driving theory test and will hopefully be on the roads very soon. Well done Rab from all at Harbour Ayrshire!

    Recovery Groups Unified Through Football

    The football tournament in the Irvine Circuit was a resounding success today. Congratulations to the “Harbour Boys”who took the title of “ Irvine Circuit 7”s tournament champions 2023” Thank you to the organisers ADP North, KA Leisure and Darren Anderson”s Minds Of Recovery for a well ran and organised tournament. Big shout out to J McCormick”s ”beaten finalist. It was a highly competitive final played in a great spirit, reinforcing the reason we were out today which was to unify the recovery groups throughout Ayrshire with football bringing us together. Shout out to oor Potter Ester who never stopped all day!


    Getting Creative

    The troops were tapping into their creative juices last night and left inspired after a master class from author Michael Malone. Very emotional and uplifting experience. Will defo be signing up for part 2 in the future. Watch this space!!! Thank to the lovely Siobhan from Tidelines Book Festival for arranging this wonderful evening for us.