Carrick Academy put on a Good Show

It takes a brave and special person to stand up before their peers and deliver a speech with confidence. Just such a person is Robbie Paterson from Carrick Academy, who was ably supported by Chloe Cairns as the Chairperson and Scott Anderson as the Proposer ofthe Vote of Thanks at the 2018 District 1230 Final of the ... More

Youth Speaks – 28 November 2017

Belmont Academy hosted this year’s Rotary-sponsored Youth Speaks competition. This was the local round to select those teams to go forward to the West of Scotland District stage early next year. Three teams were entered: Kyle Academy in the intermediate category and Carrick Academy along with Belmont in the senior ... More

Mastermind 2017

President Craig once again came up with a fiendishly difficult set of questions for our annual mastermind quiz. There was much murmuring in the ranks throughout the meal as members delved into their distant memories to try to recall, amongst other things, those US presidents of yesteryear, identified on the question sheet ... More

Annual Charity Golf Day, Friday 12th May

On a bright, perfect Friday morning on 13th May, at 9.30am on the sound of an air horn, twenty teams teed off simultaneously by a shotgun start, for the annual Rotary Club of Ayr charity golf event held at Belleisle, having fuelled themselves with bacon butties beforehand. A calm, still day, coupled with warm sun and a ... More

Bake Off for Polio

Ayr Rotary Club held a bake off at St Leonard's Church on Saturday 6th May to raise money for the international initiative End Polio Now. Over 30 cakes, from a simple fruit scone to a frangipane tart on display were baked by Rotarians. Judge Geoff Russell from the Savoy Park Hotel had the unenviable task of ... More

Tuesday 29th November, Youth Speaks Competition

“Youth Speaks is one of the jewels of the Rotary Crown and has tremendous benefits for the individuals taking part by developing their skills and confidence to speak in public. We are always amazed at the high standards achieved by all the young people involved. The scheme is supported by many schools in our District and ... More

Tuesday 25th October, Halloween Mask Competition

At our Tuesday meeting, most of the members entered into the Halloween "spirit" and donned their masks. Shauna, the duty manager at the Savoy Park Hotel, carefully strolled along the ranks of scary faces, one included a Donald Trump mask, and judged that Neil Beattie's home made effort stood out as the best on the ... More

Scottish School Athletics in the Emirates Stadium, Glasgow

President Douglas and Muir Austin represented Ayr Rotary at the Scottish School Athletics in the Emirates Stadium, Glasgow on Wednesday 3rd February which was sponsored by all three Scottish Rotary Districts 1010, 1020 & 1230. A stimulating, adrenaline fueled atmosphere was palpable in the stadium, with ... More

Youth Speaks Competition Sunday 31st January

At the Pollockshields Burgh Hall on a stormy Sunday afternoon, the Rotary Youth Speaks intermediate competition was contested by nine teams from as far away as Oban. Our sponsored team of Wellington School, Ayr comprising of Isla Novak, (who was 14 years of age on the day) Sophie Craig and Emma Stevenson, delivered ... More