112 Results for author: Ron Ireland

Tracy Harvey – Eiks and Eins about the Bard – 12 March 2019

After her recent, well-received, contribution to our Burns Supper, Tracy Harvey returned to the club to entertain us some more with her tribute to Burns through a selection of her own poems. Tracy started by explaining that her own interest in Scots poetry and Burns came late and that as an adolescent she was more ... More

Ayrshire Coastal Path Social – 8 March 2019

Thanks to Alistair Tyre and Bob Gibson, the Pathminders all had a great time last Friday evening with around 40 Pathminders and friends turning out for the party. The warm atmosphere inside the Bracken Bar was a great antidote to the gale and lashing rain outside on the windswept Heads of Ayr. Greeted with a free glass ... More

South Korean Impressions – Hazel McCully – 5 March 2019

Our own Hazel McCully delivered an expertly compiled (by her husband!) illustrated presentation on her experience of a spell living in Seoul in South Korea. In her inimitable style Hazel had her audience fascinated and amused in equal measure. Hazel is amazingly well travelled and is extremely adaptable to different ... More

RIP Willie Watters 1935 – 2019

  We are all saddened by the passing of long-time Ayr Rotarian, Willie Watters, who died recently at the age of 83. Willie was admired and liked by everyone, as the tributes from his many friends attest.   A keen, life-long walker and founder member of the Ayrshire Coastal Path, following his ... More

The MalDent Project – 26 February 2019

Oral and dental disease is very common in Malawi as evidenced by a recent National Oral Health Survey. However, poor access to care is a major problem for the population of 18 million because of a severe lack of a trained dental workforce. A recent policy brief identified that there were only three dentists in public ... More

The History of the Victoria Cross – 19 February 2019

The Victoria Cross (VC) was born in the carnage of the Crimean War and is the highest award of the United Kingdom Honours System. It is awarded for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" to members of the British Armed Forces. Local man, Alexander Hall, has a keen interest and admiration for the British Armed Forces and ... More

Safari Supper – 16 February 2019

This year’s Safari Supper, ably organised once again by Alex Thomson, was another tremendous success and was attended by some 43 people, mostly Rotarians and partners. A presentation was given to the company by Alex and Ieuan Isaac which gave everyone present an insight into the project and the work involved. A good ... More

Future of Ayr’s Station Hotel – 5 February 2019

Depute leader of South Ayrshire Council, Brian McGinley was the guest speaker at the club last week. He came along to describe the recent progress of the works on the ‘B’-listed Ayr Station Hotel and to explain the options open to the Council as regards possible future outcomes for the building. Beginning with the ... More

Young Carers Training Event – 31 January 2019

A young carer is under 18 years old, or has reached the age of 18 years and remains a pupil at school. A young person may become a young carer as the result of a family member’s illness, disability, mental health problems, or the misuse of drugs or alcohol in the home. Young carers may help someone with all manner of ... More

Annual Burns Supper Success – 22 January 2019

An unco guid time was had by all at this year’s Burns supper wi’ aw the lads and lasses fair turnt oot in their best claes. The Savoy Park Hotel was buzzing from the start as the members and guests gathered for what was a night to remember. Into the company of the (nearly) great and the (mostly) good, president-el... More