90 Results for author: Ron Ireland

Youth Speaks – 13 November 2018

Belmont Academy hosted this year’s Rotary-sponsored Youth Speaks competition. Three teams were entered in the “senior” category: Belmont Academy, Ayr Academy and Kyle Academy. The formidable judging panel comprised three former teachers (Eileen Haddow, Lynn McWilliam and Allan McWilliam). Club secretary Craig Wilson ... More

Ayrshire’s Lost Villages – Dane Love – 6 November 2018

Ayrshire’s rural landscapes contain the remnants of numerous, old, abandoned communities—places where people once lived, worked hard, and brought up families, but which are now scattered heaps of stone, lines of trees, or hidden from view altogether. Local author and historian, Dane Love, came along to the club to ... More

Scary night at Rotary meeting – 30 October 2018

Rotarians come in all guises but this lot were even scarier than usual at their last meeting, which took place the evening before Halloween.   After the usual club preliminaries in came the pumpkins with their owners who, having cut, gouged, skewered and even sawn the soft skin in an attempt to produce a winning ... More

Young Vics receive Treasure Chest Award – 25 October 2018

Eileen Alexander went along to the Young Vics training night to present the youngsters’ football club with a cheque for £200 from our Treasure Chest fund. Vics in the Community is a relatively new Charity which aims to improve and develop activities for Children in North Ayr.  North Ayr sits in the top 5% of the ... More

Brian Kelsey – Crossroads – 23 October 2018

Crossroads Caring Scotland is one of the country's leading voluntary sector providers of support for carers and their families. It is a not-for-profit organisation with over 35 years of experience, providing support for vulnerable people and their carers. Whether the person being cared for is a loved one living with ... More

Ian McAnulla – Political Cartoons – 16 October 2018

Ian McAnulla was the guest speaker at Ayr Rotary Club last Tuesday. Ian’s speciality is political cartoons and using many slide examples he showed the interested and inquisitive audience the hidden meanings behind popular and cleverly framed drawings. He explained that more than just the lampooning of characters, the ... More

Race Night a Huge Success

What a great night we had at the races last Friday courtesy of Ian Alexander and his many stable-hands. The event, held at Ayr Rugby Club, had been organised to raise funds for charitable causes but mainly for Crossroads (South Ayrshire) Care Attendant Scheme. Forty-five members and guests attended and the amount raised ... More

District Conference Report – 9 October 2018

The annual District Conference, held this year in Stirling on 6 and 7 October, was attended by President Colin and club Secretary (and ADG) Craig. Both gave an excellent roundup of the weekend activities and provided a moving report on the contributions by several speakers on the theme “Overcoming Adversity”. The ... More

Mark Baines – Exploring the Wall – 2 October 2018

The mid-nineteenth century architect, Alexander Thomson, who was born in Balfron and died aged 58 in 1875, was nicknamed ‘Greek’ for his regular incorporation of ancient Grecian styles into his works. The Alexander Thomson Society campaigns for the conservation of the architect’s work, and its chairman, Mark Baines, ... More

Ayr Rotary Commended at Holyrood

  Ayr Rotary Club and the Ayrshire Coastal Path Pathminders were commended last week in the following motion presented to the Scottish Parliament:   Motion Number: S5M-14050 Lodged By: Claudia Beamish Date Lodged: 21/09/2018 Title: Ayrshire Coastal Path Wins Paths for All Award Motion Text: ... More