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Girvan will be glowing this Hogmanay

End 2022 on a bright note at The Strandline Illuminated Trail in Girvan

If you’re looking for a unique event for all ages this Hogmanay, why not end the year on a bright note at The Strandline Illuminated Trail in Girvan? The theme for this year’s free event is ‘Toon Tales’, with local stories of sea, space, weaving, wildlife, and much more. The evening will be brought to life with music, light, and lanterns by the CRAG Community Arts team.


The trail includes twenty light and sound installations, with additional performances of traditional weaving songs from the Strandline Singers and Davy Hunter at the Wee School Artspace,15 Henrietta Street, Girvan. Each installation will be QR coded to link to a particular story or tale.

Physical maps and QR coded maps of the trail will be available on the day. Participants are encouraged to bring along one of this year’s event lanterns to add an extra glow to the celebrations. Lantern-making workshops are being held at the Wee School Artspace on the run up to the event. Alternatively, pick up a kit and make a lantern at home following the video tutorials on the Carrick Light Fest Facebook page.


  • The event will take place between 5 pm and 10 pm on 31st December
  • Although the event is free, start times are staggered so everyone can enjoy the trail at their own pace. For this reason, tickets should be booked in advance from Eventbrite for your preferred start time
  • The walk takes approximately 30 – 40 minutes and is suitable for all abilities as the route is on hardstanding
  • Volunteers will be on hand if you need any assistance
  • The event is mainly outdoors – dress for the weather!


Here are some images from last year’s event to give you a taster of what you can look forward to