The Rotary Club of Ayr prides itself in being involved in so many projects.  These not only help countless individuals, but also give meaning to being a Rotarian. As we are a large club, we can run several projects simultaneously, and members will often be involved in more than one project.

Below are some of our current projects:     And you can see projects we have completed in the past here


Water Purification


In autumn 2016, we have embarked on a new project, supporting Aquabox, which provides drinking water to disaster-hit areas, around the world. Water is frequently contaminated and unfit to drink in a disaster area. A lack of sanitation creates an ideal breeding-ground for water-borne disease. Cholera and typhoid are the most virulent of these but they are not the whole story. Often the problem can be a simple infection causing diarrhoea and leading to dehydration, particularly in the very young   Read More>>

Message in a Bottle

logoThe Message in a Bottle initiative is an emergency information scheme that is provided free of charge by the Rotary Clubs of Alloway, Ayr, Girvan, Prestwick and Troon, and the Ayr & Prestwick Lions Club. The scheme is fully supported by the new South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership together with key partners such as the Community Safety Partnership, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Scottish Ambulance Service and Voluntary Action South Ayrshire. Contact Neil Beattie 01292-610919   Read More>>

Charity Golf Day

girl_golfer_1200We have run a Charity Golf Day for over 25 years, raising more than £150,000 for local charities. It is held at Belleisle Golf Course in May, with a stableford format. Teams of four players (men and/or women) compete for substantial prizes on a handicap basis. There is also a raffle with many prizes worth over £500 each.

This is a great way for businesses to promote themselves, perhaps take clients for a day out and at the same time give something back to the community. Full details from Jim Nelson 07786197536

Ayrshire Coastal Path

The Club created and continue to maintain this 100 mile walking route. It is a major project which requires Rotarians and volunteers to work on the path, cutting & strimming grass and making improvements including bridge building, gate & fence erection and sand bank shoring.This an ideal project for Rotarians who are fit and enjoy working outside. You now you are making a real difference to the community. The coastal path guide book was written by club member (Dr) Jimmy Begg and has raised over £40000 for charity. Website

Youth Service


Ayr Rotary are very keen to work with local schools by using our members' skills to help youngsters in a variety of organised competitions. More information

  • Youth Speaks is a debating competition for secondary school children.
  • Young Musician is designed to develop the musical talent, both vocalists and instrumentalists for secondary school children.
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards  programme gives young people the chance to improve leadership and communication skills, in an outdoor environment.

Christmas Cards

The Rotary Club of Ayr Christmas card project is in its 10th year, and proceeds go to the Aquabox charity. The 2018 cards are now available. Contact Rob Keating email: Tel 07821 775805.
We are supporting who sends humanitarian aid to communities in desperate need. Each box has a water purification unit capable of producing a minimum of 18,000 litres of potable water.  An “Aquabox” costs £150 and every penny raised by the sales of the cards will go to the charity. Read More>>

Beach Clean

18th Ayrshire Scouts1200The Rotary Clubs of Girvan, Alloway, Ayr, Prestwick, and Troon hold their Annual Beach Clean – in conjunction with South Ayrshire Council, as part of the Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign. Hundreds of bags full of discarded litter are collected every year. A perfect Rotary project where many volunteers are needed under strong leadership. Ayr club take the lead role. More details>>

Poppy Appeal


The Club has organised the Appeal in Ayr since 2010.  As soon as the Club took over,, the monies collected increased substantially. This is down to the tremendous effort by the Club organiser, who motivates a large group of Rotarians, and now involves other local organisations including the Air, Sea and Army Cadets and a local Scout group. Latest News