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Scottish Learning Disability Week 2024


Scottish Learning Disability Week 2024 will take place from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 May.

Join us in celebrating the achievements of people with learning disabilities while continuing to campaign for their right to a fairer and more inclusive society.

We have a packed programme of activities and events taking place throughout East Ayrshire. Read on to find out what’s happening near you!

All events are organised with the Learning Disability Awareness Week Partnership.

Monday 29 April

Things Tae Dae Social Hub – Sponsored Litter Pick

Cumnock Juniors Social Club, 12.30pm

The Things Tae Dae Social Hub will be carrying out a sponsored litter pick and walk to raise funds for Scottish Learning Disability Awareness Week. This event is taking place the week before to avoid clashing with the bank holiday on Monday 6 May.

This event is open to all. Please meet us at Cumnock Juniors Social Club, from where we will set off at 12.30pm. The walk should last for an hour to an hour and a half.

Please contact Maureen Preston for sponsor sheets.

Wednesday 8 May

All Ability Sports Day

Ayrshire Athletics Arena, 11am – 2pm

Come along to Ayrshire Athletics Arena and try your hand at a variety of sporting activities! From football, tri rugby and martial arts to archery and all ability bikes, there’s sure to be something for everyone at this exciting event.

Grand Park Cafe

The Community Wing, Grange Campus, Kilmarnock 10.30am – 12pm

Come and visit the newly opened Grand Park Cafe – a community cafe run by pupils of Park School, Kilmarnock.

You’ll find delicious coffee, hot chocolate and soft drinks, as well as freshly-baked cakes and scones!

Thursday 9 May

Howard Park Walk

Howard Park, Kilmarnock, 9.45am for 10am start

Come and join us for a walk around the park in the fresh air. We will also be heading to the Howard Centre afterwards if anyone wishes to join the group for lunch.

Friday 10 May

Information Session, Coffee Morning and Movement Sessions

Northwest Area Centre, Kilmarnock, 10am – 1pm

Come along to the Northwest Area Centre for an informal information session, with stalls from a variety of organisations and plenty of free goodies!

There will also be tea, coffee and sweet treats available in the Danny Coffey room, with blocks of exercise and movement sessions scheduled throughout the morning.

D.I. Detectives

The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

11am – 12.30pm

Join Michaella in a journey of exploration and discovery, in and around Kilmarnock’s Dick Institute! Collect clues, investigate old photographs and bring the past back to life through the magic of expressive arts.

Eight spaces (plus spaces for carers) are available. To find out more and secure your place, please contact

For further information on any of the above events, please contact Maureen Preston.

For more information on Scottish Learning Disability Week, visit the SCLD website.