Cracking Easter Event at Kilmarnock Fire Station

Kilmarnock Fire Station’s Community Garden has held their first ever Easter event.

It’s estimated that around 1,000 people turned up and joined in on the fun. They were treated to a performance from the Ayrshire Rock Choir, face-painting, Easter arts and crafts and an Easter egg hunt. A free barbecue supplied around 800 burgers. Children and families were also able to see fire engines, including vintage appliances, up close.

Area Commander Ian McMeekin is the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Local Senior Officer for Ayrshire. 

He said: “Our Community Garden at Kilmarnock Fire Station is another example of the added value the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service contributes to our local communities.

“I would also like to thank all our volunteers, as well as our charity partners for their efforts in organising this event.”

The Kilmarnock Fire Station Community Garden opened last May and since October alone, an estimated 6,000 members of the local community have visited the garden for seasonal events only.

Another three events are also planned for the rest of the year.

As well as community events, the garden is used by SFRS partner organisations on a regular basis as the SFRS work collaboratively to support the delivery of wider community planning initiatives.