141 Results for author: Douglas Haddow


Katie Mullen from Changing Faces was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Ayr where she most eloquently delivered a very interesting talk. Changing Faces supports people who have scars, marks or conditions which affect the appearance of their face or body. The charity’s goal is to create an ... More

Tuesday 16th May, Nick Tillotson on Ejector Seats

Ex pilot Nick Tillotson delivered a fascinating talk on ejector seats. He explained in detail about the history of this life saving device. In aircraft, an ejection seat or ejector seat is a system designed to rescue the pilot or other crew of an aircraft (usually military) in an emergency. In most designs, the seat is ... 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 2nd May Mission Discovery

MISSION DISCOVERY RETURNS TO AYRSHIRE Michael Breen, Vice Principal Finance and College Systems and Gavin Murray Director STEM from Ayrshire College delivered a fascinating presentation on the Mission Discovery programme which is a week-long space school that gives Ayrshire youngsters the opportunity to work alongside ... More

Carrick Centre, Maybole Visit

Ayr Rotary Club have donated £1000 to the Carrick Centre in Maybole to support trainees who have barriers to employment and are supported by a Support and Guidance Worker to gain valuable work experience in Hospitality, Admin, Maintenance, Youth Work and House Keeping. The Carrick CAN (Create and Nurture) is a 15 week ... More

Tuesday 11th April, Roy Smith on Water & Trees

Using excellent photographs, Roy, a member of the Ayr Photographic Society, entertained his large audience with cleverly taken shots of every day events in nature, around Ayrshire. From the shimmering waters of Loch Doon and the angry crashing waves at Ardrossan harbour to the veins in leaves; from diffused lighting of a ... More

Tuesday 4th April, Douglas Haddow with Funny Photos

  Using humourous and sometimes awkward photographs, our Membership & PR Convenor Douglas Haddow conducted a fun night of naming captions for ten photo shots. He divided his audience into 4 opposing teams who created their own team name. Consequently, the Coffee Boys, The Red Winers, the Wallace & ... More

Tuesday 28th March SAILORS’ SOCIETY by Becky Haldane

Becky Haldane delivered an excellent talk to the Rotary Club of Ayr on the role of the Sailors’ Society in providing much-needed practical and spiritual support to the world's seafarers. Becky herself is an ordained minister but confessed to having no background in seafaring (other than kayaking!). Nevertheless, it ... More

Tuesday 21st March Clive Tucker on Victorian Vingnettes

  To our surprise Clive is an expert on the history of the Victorian Royal Navy. He explained in detail the origins of “Rule Britannia” and how no other nation could match the size and experience of our navy during Victoria's reign. However continued Clive, our wooden hulled ships became obsolete when a ... More