Perth Annual Rotary Bonspiel

Rink Ayr 1, comprising Bob Cherry, David McIntyre, David Hope and Skip Ewan Lawrence and rink Ayr 2 comprising Ronnie Wilson, Paul Williams, Douglas Haddow and Skip Alex Thomson travelled to Perth on Wednesday 28th February for a 10.30 start; preceded by the obligatory roll with delicious filling and tea/coffee. Throu... More

Kyle and Wellington Triumph at the Youth Speaks Competition

The Rotary Club, Youth Speaks District Final, was held in Glasgow. The quality of performance of the teams overall was said by the judges to have been ‘outstanding’. Wellington School, sponsored by Ayr Rotary  Club, came runners-up in the Intermediate section (11 to 14 years). A very creditable performance. Their team ... More

Willie Stewart’s Christmas Quiz 2023

For many years now Willie Stewart’s Christmas Quiz (or “guessing game” as it should really be entitled) has become a tradition the week before Christmas. So on 19 December 2023, Willie took great delight inflicting his trivia on the company. A close contest resulted in a tie between president Bob Cherry and ... More

Youth Speaks Competition Debate

Seven school teams entered the Rotary Club Youth Speaks competition held at Belmont School recently. Belmont Academy, Kyle Academy and Wellington School each represented the seniors category, which is for ages 14 to 17, with Kyle submitting two teams. The other intermediate category, for 11 to 14 years of age, received ... More

Annual Kümmel Cup Golf Match Returns – 14 October 2022

After a two-year, covid-enforced postponement, the club’s traditional, annual Kümmel Cup Golf match staged a welcome return. This year’s event took place at the St Nicholas Golf Club course in Prestwick where an unfortunately depleted group of four competed for this prestigious trophy and the accompanying bottle of ... More

Kyle Academy Debaters Win Rotary District Final

Sponsored by our club, Kyle Academy's accomplished young debaters travelled to Glasgow to compete in the District Final of Rotary's 'Youth Speaks - A Debate' competition. Amid the august but modern cloisters of Caledonian University Beth Paterson, Murray Graham and Julie Dunn dramatically put both sides of their theme, ... More

Youth Speaks – Kyle Academy Sharpen Up – 14 January 2020

    Kyle Academy's accomplished young speakers chose a controversial topic on their visit to the Rotary Club of Ayr for a dummy run of their Youth Speaks debate. The team will compete in the forthcoming Rotary's District Final, where they will have the full support of their school and of our Club. ... More

Youth Speaks – 12 November 2019

Kyle Academy hosted this year’s Rotary-sponsored Youth Speaks competition. This year saw the introduction of a new debate format. Three teams were entered: Ayr Academy (youngest ever entrants in the senior category), and Carrick Academy along with Kyle Academy (in the intermediate category). The formidable judging panel ... 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

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