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Visit to Craig & Wilson Auctioneers

Jim Craig was the perfect host when several Ayr Rotarians descended on his premises during an auction day. He was our guide through the various aspects of an auction mart from the live auction ring to the back pens and the draconian paperwork administration of the traceability of beasts. Our whole morning demonstrated Jim’s commitment to […]

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Tuesday 7th March John Duncan, Lord Lieutenant Scotland

At recent meeting the Ayr Rotary Club were given a thoroughly engrossing talk from the Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran, Mr John Lawrence Duncan. Following a distinguished career in the Police, he was appointed in 2006 by Her Majesty The Queen on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, having previously served as a Deputy Lieutenant […]

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Annual Beach Clean Saturday 1st April 2017

Organised by Ayrshire Rotary Clubs It’s “No Joke!” – the amount of winter-storm litter on our beaches again this year, which is why – on Saturday, April 1st – the Rotary Clubs of Girvan, Alloway, Ayr, Prestwick, and Troon are once again holding their very popular Annual Spring Clean – in conjunction with South Ayrshire […]

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Tuesday 28th February, Ken Offord on 1000 miles Cruising

  Ken delivered his unique view on his many, many cruises around the world, using a home made video (his passion) to illustrate cruise liner on-board facilities as well as amazing ports of call. Kenneth Dickie gave the vote of thanks

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Excellent Poppy Appeal Results

Thank you to all the good people of Ayr for another marvellous total of £29905 in the 2016 Poppy Appeal. The Rotary club of Ayr was approached by Poppy Scotland in 2010 because the Poppy Appeal in Ayr was in difficulty, the Area Organiser was leaving and the number of volunteers had fallen. Over the […]

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Tuesday 21st February, Dr Kirsty Muirhead on Palliative Care

Dr Kirsty Muirhead gave the club a refreshing insight into the world of Palliative Care. Having been part of the Ayrshire Hospice Team from the outset at the beginning of the 90’s, Dr Muirhead explained the thinking behind the 2011 paper published by the Scottish Government – Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief. The paper […]

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Treasure Chest Donation

From the Ayr Rotary Treasure Chest, President Harry Peters presents a cheque for £200 to Gillian Melrose the Rainbow Leader of Ayrshire South Girl Guiding at their Monday night meeting in Kingcase Parish Church. This donation will help toward traveling expenses for a large event on 20th May, when 300 young Rainbows celebrate a birthday […]

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Tuesday 14th February, Mike Stewart of Glasgow Prestwick Airport

At their recent meeting Ayr Rotary Club played host to Mike Stewart, the Business Development Director of Glasgow Prestwick Airport. His audience eagerly listened to the history and future plans for this iconic landmark and employer. He began by advising that Glasgow Prestwick Airport has been an operational airfield for almost 100 years. In that […]

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Showcase Event at Dobbies

Ayr Rotary Club held an opening morning in Dobbies conservatory on Saturday 4th February. The many visitors were able to view the numerous projects which the Club undertake, including Aquabox the Scottish Poppy Appeal, the Ayrshire Coastal Path maintenance, Treasure Chest and Message in a Bottle and gain an insight to this large Club’s community […]

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Tuesday 7th February, Janie Mortimer of Victim Support

Janie Mortimer is the Service Delivery Officer for Victim Support Ayrshire, part of Victim Support Scotland, an independent voluntary organisation, which provides free confidential, practical and emotional support and information to victims, witnesses and anyone affected by crime. Janie was the speaker at our Tuesday evening meeting. She explained that trained staff and volunteers deliver […]

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