Ayrshire Coastal Path at ECO Festival

The morning storm was still trying to blow down the marquee as the various goups arrived to set out their stalls at the ECO Ayrshire 2019 Festival in Troon. Good planning had positioned the ACP alongside SAPI (South Ayrshire Paths Initiative) so this was an advantage to both given the symbiotic relationship between the ... More

Ayrshire Coastal Path – 10th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday 23 June, almost fifty pathminders, stakeholders, and special guests gathered at the Bracken Bar, Heads of Ayr, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Ayrshire Coastal Path and what a wonderfully convivial evening we all enjoyed thanks to the efforts of Alistair Tyre and his small team of ... More

Beach Clean Success

What a magnificent turnout and performance at the Big Rotary Beach Clean! This was the biggest one ever and included for the first time the beaches at Dowhill and Turnberry in addition to those at Newton, Doonfoot, Seafield, Bracken Bay, Dunure, Croy and Dipple. Congatulations to all who helped make this such a success. ... More

RIBI National President visits Ayrshire Coastal Path

On the morning of Wednesday 16 August, we were honoured to welcome Denis Spiller, the National President of Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) along with the 1230 District Governor, Gary Louttit, to see and experience for themselves the delights of the Ayrshire Coastal Path. There to welcome them, at ... More

Ayrshire Coastal Path Update 22nd March

Message from Dr Jimmy Begg. "Six of us had a good morning on Smugglers Brae, laying the last five steps to the Tap o the Brae, and cutting a new path traversing the slope to the Millennium Wood. Now going to order a further five tonnes of whin chips to surface dress the top 50 metres of path and finish the job" &n... More

Annual Beach Clean Saturday 1st April 2017

Organised by Ayrshire Rotary Clubs It’s “No Joke!” - the amount of winter-storm litter on our beaches again this year, which is why - on Saturday, April 1st - the Rotary Clubs of Girvan, Alloway, Ayr, Prestwick, and Troon are once again holding their very popular Annual Spring Clean - in conjunction with South ... More

Irish Visitors’ Fact Finding Visit To Ayrshire Coastal Path

On Thursday 20 Oct 2016 - Ron and Mhairi Ireland and Jimmy Begg met a large party of Irish visitors at Troon Marina, following a visit the previous day to the West Highland Way, and a morning meeting at Saltcoats with Louise Kirk and Rachel Shipley, the NAC/SAC Access Officers. Seventeen in all, they were on a “best-p... More

These Boots were Made for Walking

Natalia Spence is undertaking a coastal walk of the UK to raise funds for the intensive care unit of Bristol University Hospital, where her daughter Elizabeth sadly passing away on the 10th December 2015. She was a very fit, active and healthy child but on the morning of 22nd November 2015 Elizabeth was taken ill with ... More


In the space of three hours on a lovely Saturday morning Saturday 2nd April, 246 volunteers - members of Ayr, Alloway, Prestwick, Troon and Girvan Rotary Clubs helped by Cub and Scouts from St Columba’s Ayr, Guides from Prestwick, and Scouts from Troon and Girvan, and many members of the public - took part in Ninth ... More

Ayrshire Coastal Path Repair

  On Friday 18th March, a gallant band of 8 Rotarians and friends, repaired the steps at Turnberry Bay, under the guidance of Jimmy Begg, having struggled with 4 sleepers over the dunes, down to the beach below.   More