215 Results for author: Douglas Haddow

New Young Rotarians Club at Belmont Academy

Four of Belmont Academy's senior pupils have worked with Ayr Rotary to form a new Club for young Rotarians - the Belmont Cluster Rotary Interact Club. Joint Presidents Sara Maskell and Matthew McColm, (middle) together with Secretary Julia Calliso and Treasurer Alex Maughan, got off to a flying start with a successful ... More

Matters Royal in Ayrshire

Nigel Martin gave a talk on ‘Matters Royal in Ayrshire’, with an insight into the workings of the Lieutenancy within Ayrshire, and involvement of Royalty locally at Ayr College. Nigel was born in Prestwick, brought up in Troon, and educated at Marr College, eventually graduating in Law from Glasgow University. He ... More

The Future of Ayr’s Station Hotel

Our guest speaker Mike Newall, South Ayrshire Council’s incoming Chief Executive Officer who kindly agreed to provide a talk on the ‘Future of Ayr’s Station Hotel, which, experienced an unexpected event recently. Also, Hugh Talbot, the Council’s Buildings Standard Co-Ordinator, who accompanied Mike. Mike has ... More

New Member Iain McFadzean Joins Ayr Rotary Club

Iain lives in Ayr and is married with two daughters and three grand-daughters. He is a retired accountant having spent the majority of his career in the carpet and computer industries, finishing with Hewlett Packard. Iain has been Chairman of the Ayr branch of the RNLI and Treasurer of Ayr St. Columba Church and is ... More

Lyndsay McRoberts on the ‘Future of Education in South Ayrshire’

Lyndsay is currently Head of Education in South Ayrshire, having taken up the post in April 2022. Prior to school leadership roles, she was Principal Teacher of Pupil Support in East Ayrshire, starting her career as a Biology Teacher within Glasgow City Council. In 2014, Lyndsay became Head Teacher of Kyle Academy, and ... More

Aberlour Children’s Charity

"We help Scotland's struggling children and families at Aberlour we know that not all children are born with an equal chance”. Ayr Rotary Club was privileged to have Sarah McNaught as our guest speaker on Aberlour Orphanage & Children’s Charity. As the Charity’s Head of Marketing and Communications with ... More

The Future of Aircraft Maintenance at Prestwick Airport

We welcomed the return of our guest speaker Mike Stewart, who provided a talk on ’The Future of Aircraft Maintenance at Chevron Prestwick’.  Mike is currently Director of Maintenance at Chevron Aircraft Maintenance Ltd based at Prestwick Airport, and has a long history in the aviation industry. He started his aviation ... More

Goodbye Colonialism, Farewell Feudalism

Our guest speaker Callum Christie, kindly agreed to provide a talk on his experiences in the Colonial Service whilst serving in Zambia and the Barotseland region of Africa during the late 50s, 60s and 70s. Callum was schooled in Aberdeen, eventually graduating from Aberdeen University in 1958 with a degree in Economics. ... More

Frazer Donaldson  ‘Podiatry helps to put our best foot forward’.

  Frazer was brought up in Alloway, eventually graduating in Podiatry from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2014, and has worked as a Podiatrist in the NHS and private sector since graduating. He now owns a practice Best Foot Forward in Ayr where he serves the local community as well as the Ayrshire Bulls Rugby ... More

Clowning Around

Zippos Circus performers pose with Rotarians Alan Meikle, Alex Thomson and Assistant District Governor Hazel McCulley. Local charities will now benefit from a total exit collection of £407 which was donated by generous patrons at each performance when the circus was in town. More