155 Results for author: Ron Ireland

Epilepsy Scotland – 4 November 2019

  Lesslie Young is Chief Executive of Epilepsy Scotland since 2009, having joined the charity’s training department in 2006. Canadian born, she lives in Sorn and travels throughout the UK on behalf of Epilepsy Scotland. She is a qualified general nurse and midwife. Lesslie delivered a hugely informative, ... More

Jack Rigg – Artist and Educator – 29 October 2019

Jack Rigg has spent most of his life in Ayrshire. After his early education at Kilmarnock Academy, Jack attended and graduated from the Glasgow School of Art, specialising in fine art drawing and painting. Thereafter Jack taught in Ayrshire schools for 41 years before retiring, intending to paint, write and play golf. He ... More

Ayr Rotary Club Retains Lady Isle Trophy

    Ayr, Prestwick and Alloway Rotary clubs once again competed for the biennial Lady Isle Trophy. The three events this time were Indoor Bowling, Snooker and Ten-Pin Bowling all held on different evenings. The indoor bowling at Prestwick Bowling Club resulted in a comfortable victory for Prestwick ... More

District Conference Report

As is customary, President Ieuan reported to the members on the previous week’s Annual District Conference held in the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Clydebank. He was accompanied at the event by a good turnout of half-a-dozen other willing participants. This allowed useful discussion and clarification of a number ... More

Meet the Celebrities at Ayr Rotary – 9 October 2019

There was great interest and amusement last week among members recalling random encounters with the rich and famous. Twelve anecdotes were related, some credible, others barely so. Imagine this - Craig Wilson, in his early years was a steward at an American Rock Band concert and met Steve Tyler among others. Hugh ... More

Sock it to Sepsis – 1 October 2019

Gill Thomson, freelances with the Sepsis Research charity FEAT which acronym came from the trust which was originally set up by Craig Stobo, the widower of tragic victim of Sepsis, Fiona Elizaberh Agnew, who died along with her unborn child 7 years ago. It is the UK’s only Sepsis research charity.   Gill is ... More

Laura Logan shows off her Medal – 1 October 2019

  Laura Logan, from Coylton, was a member of the GB team who came first in the Downs Syndrome European Swimming Championships, held in Olbia, Sardinia last month, beating 19 other nations. Laura, personally, reached the 200m butterfly final, achieving personal bests from seven races, and won a bronze medal in the ... More

Hazel McCully – Holistic Therapist – 17 September 2019

The members’ meeting room smelt much sweeter than usual last Tuesday. The reason became apparent after the meal when vice-president Hazel McCully revealed her therapy table which contained all manner of intriguing lotions and potions. Those of us closest to it had thought that that we had inadvertently come to the wrong ... More

Newton Primary School – 17 September 2019

Fiona McAvoy, head teacher at Newton Primary School, ably assisted by her colleagues Daniella Miller (deputy head) and Nicola Killick (principal teacher), gave the members a wonderful insight into working life at the school, support for which is to be one of the club’s main community projects this year. To kick things ... More

2-in-a-row for the ACP

The Ayrshire Coastal Path has done it again! We have another Paths-for-All award. This time our fellow board member Gillian Craig is the Paths-for-All Community Path Volunteer of the Year 2019. She was presented with her award last night at the Scottish Parliament. Massive congratulations to Gillian. Her award is well-de... More